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School Accountability Committee Responsibilities

9 months ago

Please join the School Accountability Committee Meetings and find out more about school policies, budgets, trends and more.

Each SAC is responsible for the following:

  • Making recommendations to the principal on the school priorities for spending school moneys, including federal funds, where applicable;

  • Making recommendations to the principal of the school and the superintendent concerning preparation of a school Performance or Improvement plan, if either type of plan is required;

  • Publicizing and holding a SAC meeting to discuss strategies to include in a school Priority Improvement or Turnaround plan, if either type of plan is required, 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 a written school Priority Improvement or Turnaround plan;

  • Meeting at least quarterly to discuss whether school leadership, personnel, and infrastructure are advancing or impeding implementation of the school’s Performance, Improvement, Priority Improvement, or Turnaround plan, whichever is applicable, and other progress pertinent to the school’s accreditation contract;

  • Providing input and recommendations to the DAC and district administration, on an advisory basis, concerning principal development plans and principal evaluations. (Note that this should not in any way interfere with a district’s compliance with the statutory requirements of the Teacher Employment, Compensation and Dismissal Act.); and

  • Publicizing opportunities to serve and soliciting parents to serve on the SAC (per HB 15-1321, small rural districts may waive out of this requirement);

  • Assisting the district in implementing at the school level the district’s family engagement policy (per HB 15-1321, small rural districts may waive out of this requirement); and

  • Assisting school personnel to increase families’ engagement with teachers, including families’ engagement in creating students’ READ plans, Individual Career and Academic Plans, and plans to address habitual truancy (per HB 15-1321, small rural districts may waive out of this requirement).

  • Publicizing opportunities to serve and soliciting parents to serve on the SAC (per HB 15-1321, small rural districts may waive out of this requirement);

  • Assisting the district in implementing at the school level the district’s family engagement policy (per HB 15-1321, small rural districts may waive out of this requirement); and

  • Assisting school personnel to increase families’ engagement with teachers, including families’ engagement in creating students’ READ plans, Individual Career and Academic Plans, and plans to address habitual truancy (per HB 15-1321, small rural districts may waive out of this requirement).



Composition of Committees

Each school is responsible for establishing a School Accountability Committee (SAC), which should consist of at least the following seven members:

  • The principal of the school or the principal’s designee;

  • At least one teacher who provides instruction in the school;

  • At least three parents of students enrolled in the school;

  • At least one adult member of an organization of parents, teachers, and students recognized by the school; and

  • At least one person from the community.

SACs must select one of their parent representatives to serve as chair or co-chair of the committee.

Open to All

All SAC meetings are open for community and school members to attend. If you cannot attend please send questions or concerns to the co-chairs.

SAC Contacts:

SSMS SAC co-chairs: Jeanne Mackowski and Heidi Chapman-Hoy

Dates of SAC Meetings:

SSMS:

  • 3/29/18

  • 5/17/18

Minutes and Resources:

Coming Soon.