School Advisory Committee (SAC)
The SAC is comprised of an equal number of locally elected parents and full-time professional school employees and may include a senior high school student enrolled in the school. The SAC advises its school principal on all local school-related matters, including educational programs, resources, services, and policies. Issues unresolved at the school level may be elevated to the JDAC or the IAC. Call the school of your choice to speak with the SAC.Installation Advisory Committee (IAC)
A committee that advises the Installation Commander on matters, including support, within the jurisdiction of the commander and applicable component command. The IAC is comprised of representatives from each of the installation schools. (One parent, one teacher, and one administrator) and the Installation Commander.
Japan District Advisory Council (JDAC)
The JDAC advises the district superintendent on matters of concern to a majority of the advisory committee. These matters may include issues elevated from School Advisory Committees in the district.
Dependents Education Council (DEC)
The DEC reports to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Management Policy. Members include general or flag officers representing the commanders of unified combatant commands, major service commands, and the military services. Council members make recommendations on policy matters relating to facilities, logistics, and administrative support provided to Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) by the military services.
Advisory Council on Dependents Education (ACDE)
The ACDErecommends programs and practices that ensure a quality educational system to the Secretary of Defense and the Department of Defense Education Activities (DoDEA) Director. Members include representatives of education institutions and agencies, professional employee organizations, parents of DoDEA students, and one DoDEA student.
Pacific Theater Education Council (PTEC)
The PTECis composed of Pacific Command Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy representatives. PTEC work with subordinate command representatives to develop programs for improving dependents’ education and recommend helpful initiatives to the DoDEA Pacific Director. The PTEC chairperson also represents the Pacific Command on the ACDE.
Area Advisory Council (AAC)
The AAC meets twice yearly and is comprised of military command, parent, education, and civic organization representatives from Korea Japan, and Okinawa. The AAC advises the DoDEA Pacific Director on educational and logistical issues affecting dependents’ education in the Pacific.