SAC - School Accountability Committee

    SAC (School Accountability Committee) Representatives:
    Principal: Scott Boesel  720-561-4600  scott.boesel@bvsd.org
    Teacher Rep: Katie Gallagher  720-561-4600  katie.gallagher@bvsd.org
    PTO/Parent Rep: Liz Vaillaincourt  720-980-3971  elizabethramaker@hotmail.com
    PTO/Parent Rep: Ben Apple  303-525-5680  benapple@gmail.com

    BVSD SAC Information
    SAC Manual

     School Accountability 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.

    ​The local school board will determine the actual number of persons on the SAC and the method for selecting members. If the local school board chooses to increase the number of persons on the SAC, it must ensure that the number of parents appointed or elected exceeds the number of representatives from the group with the next highest representation. A person may not be appointed or elected to fill more than one of these required member positions in a single term.

    If the local school board determines that members are to be appointed, the appointing authority must, to the extent practicable, ensure that the parents who are appointed reflect the student populations that are significantly represented within the school. If the local school board determines that the members are to be elected, the school principal must encourage persons who reflect the student populations that are significantly represented within the school to seek election. Such student populations might include, for example, students who are members of non-Caucasian races, students who are eligible for free or reduced-cost lunch, students whose dominant language is not English, students who are migrant children, students who are identified as children with disabilities and students who are identified as gifted children.
     
    SACs must select one of their parent representatives to serve as chair or co-chair of the committee. If a vacancy arises on a SAC because of a member’s resignation or for any other reason, the remaining members of the SAC will fill the vacancy by majority action.
     
    The members of the governing board of a charter school may serve as members of the SAC. In a district with 500 or fewer enrolled students, members of the local school board may serve on a SAC, and the DAC may serve as a SAC.
     

    Committee Responsibilities:

    Each SAC is responsible for the following:
    • Recommending to the principal of the school priorities for spending school moneys;
    • 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;
    • Making recommendations to the local school board concerning preparation of a school Priority Improvement or Turnaround plan, if either type of plan is required; and
    • Meeting a least quarterly to discuss whether school leadership, personnel, and infrastructure are advancing or impeding implementation of the public school's Performance, Improvement, Priority Improvement, or Turnaround plan, whichever is applicable, and other progress pertinent to the public school’s accreditation contract with the local school board or the institute


    Note: Generally, a parent who is an employee of the school or who is a spouse, son, daughter, sister, brother, mother or father of a person who is an employee of the school is not eligible to serve on a SAC. However, if, after making good-faith efforts, a principal or organization of parents, teachers and students is unable to find a sufficient number of persons who are willing to serve on the SAC, the principal, with advice from the organization of parents, teachers and students, may establish an alternative membership plan for the SAC that reflects the membership specified above as much as possible. 

    Excerpt taken from the Colorado Department of Education - District Accountability Handbook, Version 1.4 (Pages 15, 16)

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