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.

Campus Advisory Councils' Yearly Calendar

Required CAC Activities Recommended Resources
Month Continue engaging in required activities if they are not completed in the month listed below Training Presentations Handouts Agendas Flyers
  • Principal holds staff/student elections (if there is competition)
  • Prepare complete draft of CIP

Membership | Spanish

Summary | Spanish Aug Back to School | Spanish
  • 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 9/28

Purpose of the CAC | Spanish

Summary | Spanish

Yearly Calendar

Sep Back to School | Spanish
  • Elect Officers (at second meeting of school year)

Member Roles and Responsibilities | Spanish

Summary | Spanish Oct Next Mtg | Spanish

Record Keeping and the Meeting Process | Spanish

Summary | Spanish Nov Success | Spanish

Open Meetings, Visitor Guidelines, and Citizens Communications | Spanish

Summary | Spanish

Speaker and Comment Card

Dec Next Mtg | Spanish
  • Review prior year district and campus TAPR
  • Provide Input on cmapus budget (BTO)

Please refer to the Budget and Finance website

CAC Budget Process Signature

Budget Office Contacts

Jan Advocacy | Spanish
  • Discuss Federal No Child Left Behind funding (Title 1) for upcoming school year
Getting to Know Your District Advisory Bodies | Spanish Summary Feb Next Mtg | Spanish
Mar   Effective Meeting Facilitation | Spanish Summary | Spanish Mar Active Voice | Spanish
  • summarize data reviewed to date and begin campus needs assessment for CIP
Getting to Know the District Strategic Plan | Spanish Strategic Plan Apr Purpose | Spanish
May       May Purpose | Spanish
Jun       Jun Missing Link | Spanish
  • 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 | Spanish Summary | Spanish Jul Missing Link | Spanish

 Additional Resources



General Information

The following are links to important resources for DAC and CAC members: