Sycamore Advisory Commission

  • For 2023-2024, all SAC meetings are planned to be held in-person at the Sycamore District Office on the second Monday of the month from 7:30-9pm, September-June.  The meetings are open to the public.  Only members can vote. 

    2023-2024 Meeting Dates:

    September 11 - October 9 - November 13 (work session) - December 11

    January 8 - February 12 - March 11 - April 8 - May 13 - June 11

     The Sycamore Advisory Commission was established by the Sycamore Board of Education. Its purpose is to support the Board of Education, the school district administrative staff, and the school district in general.  This is done primarily through research projects on topics determined by the administration and the Board of Education and also by serving as a communications link among the Board of Education, school district administration, parent and staff organizations, and residents of the district.  To this end, members of the Sycamore Advisory Commission are kept up-to-date on Sycamore programs and activities and provide feedback from the community and member organizations to the Board and administration.

    Sycamore Advisory Commission members represent area civic organizations, government entities, parent-teacher organizations, the Sycamore student body, Sycamore teaching staff and the community at large.   

    The Sycamore Advisory Commission has been in existence for more than 50 years. Until 2013, it was known as the Sycamore Planning Commission. 

    The role of a member is to:

    • support the mission and goals of Sycamore Community Schools;
    • be an informed advocate for the district;
    • attend SAC meetings
    • notify the Chairperson or Secretary in advance if an absence will occur, and may arrange for a non-voting alternate to attend the regularly scheduled meeting
    • serve and actively participate on one or more committees annually;
    • facilitate general communication among the community and the BOE and administration;
    • suggest needs, concerns, or topics for possible study or programs; and
    • if representing a PTO or a civic/community organization, provide regular updates on the organization’s goals and activities.  

    The Advisory Commission meets on the second Monday of each month, from September through May, at 7:30 p.m. at the Sycamore Board of Education Office.

    The Bylaws and current Agenda's/Minutes have been moved to our Board Doc's page. Please click the links on the left to be directed to the Board Doc's website. SAC information will be posted in the Library section of the website. 

     

     

Seeking New Members

  • Are you interested in having an impact on the future of your local school district? The Sycamore Community Schools Advisory Commission is seeking at-large members.  Any resident of the school district is welcome to apply.

    Individuals interested in joining the Sycamore Advisory Commission should complete an online application.  Click here to complete the online application. New at-large members are appointed and approved by the Board of Education. SAC officers are elected and approved annually each spring.

    An application to become a member-at-large can also be obtained by visiting the Sycamore Board of Education Office at 5959 Hagewa Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45242, or by calling the school district at 513-686-1700. Completed applications should be returned to this address or to SAC@sycamoreschools.org .

     

     

NOTICE OF SAC MEETING

  • Date: 5/13/2024

     

     

    Time: 7:00 P.M.

     

     

    Place:

    Sycamore District Office,

    5959 Hagewa Drive,

    Cincinnati, OH 45242  

    Purpose: The Sycamore Advisory Commission was established by the Sycamore Board of Education. Its purpose is to support the Board of Education, the school district administrative staff, and the school district in general.  This is done primarily through research projects on topics determined by the administration and the Board of Education and also by serving as a communications link among the Board of Education, school district administration, parent and staff organizations, and residents of the district. 

     

2023-24 Officers

  • Chair

     Mike Gearin  

    Vice Chair

     Julie Simpson

    Secretary

     Victoria Margroum

    Communications Officer

     Ajay Sharma