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Get Involved: Join Your SAC or DAC

CASTLE ROCK - At the start of each school year, many parents are looking for opportunities to get involved in their school community.

Two opportunities can be found in your School Accountability Committee (SAC) and the District Accountability Committee (DAC). These committees represent the local control of each school in the District and are required by Colorado state law.

Get Involved!

All parents & community members are invited and encouraged to attend both SAC and DAC meetings. The input these committees provide to the school and District leadership are based directly upon the feedback collected from parents and community members. 

 

School Accountability Committee
State law requires that every school have a School Accountability Committee (SAC) The purpose of the committee is to inform, encourage and provide opportunities for parent and community members to be involved in the planning and evaluation of the school’s instructional program and quality improvement processes.  Each SAC is comprised of parents, community members, principals and teachers. 

Topics discussed at SAC include: 
• Current School Issues
• School specific budget priorities    
• School Unified Improvement Plan (UIP)

More Information
If you don’t know when your SAC meets, please visit your school’s website or ask your Principal for the meeting schedule. Additionally, there is a list of SAC websites on the DAC website, under SAC resources.

 

District Accountability Committee
The District Accountability Committee (DAC) meets monthly throughout the year and makes recommendations to the Douglas County School District Board of Education regarding spending district money, charter school applications, improvement plans and parent engagement plans. The committee's members also make recommendations for areas and issues for study, as well as teacher and principal assessment tools. DAC values ongoing feedback from each school’s SAC and provides information back to the SAC to be shared with each school community. 

 

More Information
Learn more about DAC and see a schedule of meeting dates on the DAC website or DAC Facebook.

August 26, 2015 | By rmbarber | Category: District, District Accountability Committee

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The award wasn't a surprise to anyone at Rocky Heights Middle School except for Kim Chlumsky herself.

 

 

 

Banner displayed on a brick wall that says "What are your Sources of Strength?"

A fairly new partnership between DCSD’s Prevention & School Culture team and Douglas County Teen Court coordinators is providing a new path for youth offenders. Additionally, Sources of Strength— now present in most DCSD high schools and some middle schools— is establishing a healthy culture and climate with the goal of catching youth long before they fall into unhealthy behaviors or consider taking their own lives.

 

Cohl in Athens at World Championship game, holding a large American flag over his head

Ponderosa High School student and wrestler Cohlton Schultz has just returned back from Athens, Greece to Colorado after becoming the first United States World Champion in 20 years in Greco-Roman wrestling.

Ponderosa Assistant Principal and Athletic Director, Tim Ottman led a 30-minute assembly Wednesday for Cohl, joined by Cohl’s parents, his coaches from the Olympic Training Center, his former Ponderosa wrestling coach (and current Assistant Principal) Corey McNellis, and current wrestling coach Tito Rinaldis.