School Accountability Committees

School Accountability Committees

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Upcoming Regional SAC Trainings

Highlands Ranch
Thursday, September 12 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Mountain Vista High School (Commons)
10585 Mountain Vista Ridge, Highlands Ranch

Parker
Thursday, September 19 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Legend High School (Commons)
22219 Hilltop Road, Parker

Castle Rock
Wednesday, September 25 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Castle View High School
5254 N. Meadows Drive, Castle Rock

About School Accountability Committees

Douglas County School District recognizes the importance, shared responsibility, and partnership between family, schools, and community. Parental (including guardians and other members of the student’s family involved in the student’s education) involvement in the education of students contributes greatly to achievement, and to the positive school environment and experience. And an important piece of parent and family engagement is School Accountability Committees (SACs).

SAC responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Advising the principal concerning the preparation of the school's Unified Improvement Plan (UIP).
  • Making recommendations to the principal concerning priorities for spending school funds.
  • Helping school staff increase parent partnerships with teachers, fostering the parents' role in creating student READ plans as well as addressing habitual truancy.
  • Helping school staff increase the level of overall parent engagement with the school.
  • Assisting the district in implementing, at the school level, the district's Parent and Family Engagement Policy.
  • Working to recruit people to serve on the School Accountability Committee.
  • Meeting at least quarterly to discuss whether school leadership, personnel, and infrastructure are advancing or impeding implementation of the schools improvement plan

In schools on Priority Improvement or Turnaround status, the SAC is also responsible for:

  • Publicizing and holding a SAC meeting to discuss strategies to include in a school Priority Improvement or Turnaround plan, and using this input to make recommendations to the local school board concerning preparation of the school Priority Improvement or Turnaround plan prior to the plan being written.
  • Publicizing the district's public hearing to review the school's written Priority Improvement or Turnaround plan.

DCSD School Accountability Committee Liaison

The Douglas County School District School Accountability Committee (SAC) Liaison is the point of contact for SAC trainings and resources. The SAC liaison is available to provide training and resources regarding SAC roles and responsibilities, by-laws and state accountability, as well as, answering SAC questions. 

Matt Reynolds
Chief Assessment and Data Officer
mjreynolds@dcsdk12.org
303-387-0137

DCSD Parent and Family Engagement Liaison

The Douglas County School District Parent and Family Engagement Liaison is the point of contact for parent and family engagement resources, as well as a liaison between the District, Colorado State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education, School Accountability Committees and the District Accountability Committee per CRS 22-32-142 (c).

Stacy Rader
Communications Officer
srrader@dcsdk12.org
303-387-0128

School Accountability Committee Websites

As we receive the website addresses from our schools, we will update the listings below. If your school SAC website is not listed, please email the link to dac@dcsdk12.org. Contact your school's principal for more information.

SAC Resources & Tools

SAC Handbook

DCSD SAC Bylaws

DCSD Parent and Family Engagement Policy  8/21/2018

Parent's Guide to DCSD 2019-20

SAC Duties

SAC Membership Flow Chart

SAC Member and Officer Roles

Sample SAC Recruitment Letter

DCSD SAC Directory 2019-2020

SAC Training Modules (Videos)

Overview of School Accountability Committees

SAC Role in School Performance Frameworks


SAC Resources & Tools from the Colorado Department of Education

SAC/DAC Training Materials

SAC and DAC Responsibilities Inventory

SAC/DAC Training and Family Engagement Promising Practices Training Materials

Colorado Department of Education UIP Home Page

UIP 101 Webinar

UIP 101 Webinar Presentation Slides

Revisions to the UIP Template 2018-2019

UIP Online System Handbook 2018-2019

UIP School Quality Criteria 2018-2019

UIP Quality Criteria Rubric - School

Biennial Flexibility for the UIP

UIP Process for Small Schools in Large Districts

Annotated School Performance Frameworks (SPF)
This annotated SPF was created to help your SAC understand the new CDE Performance Frameworks.

SAC Logo

DCSD SAC LogoDCSD schools are welcome to use this School Accountability Committee logo on their website and on their school's SAC agendas, minutes, invitations, etc. The logo is for general use and is not customized for each school. However, if your school wishes to have a version of this logo with its school name listed, please email communications@dcsdk12.org

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