School Accountability Committees

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 school's 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

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

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 Contact your school's principal for more information.

SAC Resources & Tools

SACs During COVID-19

SAC Handbook


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

SAC Training Modules (Videos)

Overview of School Accountability Committees

SAC Role in School Performance Frameworks

Slides from Regional SAC Trainings 2019-2020

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

Revisions to the UIP Template 2019-2020

UIP Quality Criteria Rubric - School

Biennial Flexibility for the UIP

2021-22 UIP Changes Document (PDF)

Short Cycle and UIP 2021 (PDF)

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

Download SAC Logos

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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District's Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Aaron Henderson, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado,, 720-433-1083.

Outside Agencies

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.