School Accountability Committees

School Accountability Committees (SACs)

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.

  • Gathering and providing information 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.

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 Parent Engagement Liaison

The Douglas County School District Parent Liaison is the point of contact for parent engagement committee trainings and 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

SAC Handbook


DCSD Parent and Family Engagement Policy  8/21/2018

SAC Duties

SAC Contacts 2018-2019

SAC Membership Flow Chart

Membership and Officer Requirements

SAC Responsibilities Inventory

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

SAC/DAC Training and Family Engagement Promising Practices Training Materials

SAC Logos

SAC Logos
The DCSD communications department has created two logo options for each SAC. The medallion or banner logo for your website or other materials as deemed appropriate by your SAC.

SAC Templates/Samples

SAC Agenda Template
This new agenda template provides an outline to a SAC agenda whether you meet monthly or quarterly.

SAC Promotional Flyer
This one page flyer is meant to provide an overview to your parent community as to when, where and why your SAC meets.

UIP Frameworks Template
This template was created to help your SAC understand the new CDE Performance Frameworks.

SAC Meeting Tools

SAC Best Practices and Guidelines

SAC Meeting Agenda Template

SAC Quarterly Calendar 
Use this guideline if your SAC meets quarterly

SAC Monthly Calendar
Use this guideline if your SAC meets monthly