The Campus Advisory Council Toolkit was created in direct response to needs identified by Campus Advisory Council (CAC) members in Austin ISD. More materials will be added to this site as they become available.

To keep up to date with Austin ISD CAC activities, you can sign up for our monthly CAC Messaging emails. You can also view our CAC Messaging email archive.

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Campus Advisory Councils' Yearly Calendar

 Available in Spanish/disponible en español

Month

Required CAC Activities

Continue engaging in required activities if they are not completed in the month listed below

Recommended Resources

Training Presentations

Handouts

Agendas

Flyers

Aug
  • Principal holds staff/student elections (if there is competition)
  • Prepare complete draft of CIP
Membership Summary AugBack to School 

Sep

  • Seat new members (at first meeting of school year)
  • Approve CIP Professional Development plan
  • Read Welcome and CAC Bylaws
  • Provide input on draft of CIP; CIP drafts due 9/15

Purpose of the CAC

Summary

 

Yearly Calendar

Sept

Back to School

Oct

  • Elect officers (at second meeting of school year)

Member Roles and Responsibilities

Summary

Oct

Next Mtg

Nov

 

Record Keeping and the Meeting Process 

Summary

Nov

Success

Dec

 

Open Meetings, Visitor Guidelines, and Citizens Communications

Summary 

Speaker and Comment Card

Dec

Next Mtg

Jan

  • Review prior year district and campus TAPR
  • Provide input on campus budget (BTO)

Please refer to the Budget and Finance website

CAC Budget Process Signature

Budget Office Contacts

Jan

Advocacy

Feb

  • Discuss Federal No Child Left Behind funding (Title 1) for upcoming school year

Getting to Know Your District Advisory Bodies 

Summary

Feb

Next Mtg

Mar

 

Effective Meeting Facilitation 

Summary 

Mar

Active Voice

Apr

  • Summarize data reviewed to date and begin campus needs assessment for CIP

Getting to Know the District Strategic Plan  

Strategic Plan

Apr

Purpose

May

 

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May

Purpose

Jun

 

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Jun

Missing Link

Jul

  • Co-chairs and Principal identify expiring terms and members who want to continue serving
  • Co-chairs and Principal review applications and/or recruit new members
  • CIP template (online software) and training available

Member Recruitment, Selection, and Election 

Summary 

Jul

Missing Link

 
Additional Resources 

Orientation

Operations

General Information