School Accountability Committee (SAC)

In Colorado, it is a statutory requirement for every school to have a School Accountability Committee (SAC).

The purpose of the SAC 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. The SAC makes recommendations concerning the school's Performance, Improvement, Priority Improvement, or Turnaround plan, and meets at least quarterly to discuss implementation of the school's plan and other progress pertinent to the school's accreditation contract with the Board of Education. Final decision-making authority rests with the principal or other person or group receiving the recommendation from the SAC (e.g., The Superintendent, District Accountability Committee ("DAC") or Board of Education).

The Education Accountability Act of 2009 SB 09-163 and the Rules for the Administration of Statewide Accountability Measures (Updated April 11, 2013) state that the SAC shall have the following powers and duties:

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.)

Publicizing opportunities to serve and soliciting parents to serve on the SAC.

Assisting the district in implementing at the school level the district's parent engagement policy.

Assisting school personnel to increase parents' engagement with teachers, including parents' engagement in creating students' READ plans, Individual Career and Academic Plans, and plans to address habitual truancy.

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Eldorado SAC Agendas and Minutes

Both agendas/minutes are included in the document which is shared with our community before each meeting and updated live during monthly meetings.

EE - SAC & PTO Agenda/Minutes - 2022-23

Eldorado SAC Membership 2023-24

There shall be seven voting members consisting of:

1. JULIE CRAWFORD: Principal - The principal of the school or the principal's designee (employed by District)

2. AMY HANSEN: Teacher - One teacher who provides instruction at the school (employed by District)

3. ARTHUR COOKE: Chairperson - One of three parents or legal guardians of students enrolled in the school

4. DARREN STEMMERMAN: Vice Chairperson - One of three parents or legal guardians of students enrolled in the school

5. TBD: District Accountability Committee (DAC) Representative - One of three parents or legal guardians of students enrolled in the school (employed by District)

6. ALICIA STEMMERMAN: Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) President - One adult member of an organization of parents, teachers, and students recognized by the school

8. TBD: Community Representative - One person from the community not otherwise included above (Article IV, Section A, 1-4) and, if practical, represents the business community. "Community" is defined broadly to mean lives or owns a business in Douglas County and is not a relative of or a legal guardian of a student attending the school they represent. Reference: C.R.S. 22-11-401(1)(a)(I-V)

All community members are welcome to attend any or all SAC meetings throughout the year.

Monthly Meeting Dates 2023-2024

Time: PTO 6 - 7 PM, SAC 7 - 8 PM

What: PTO initiatives, financial and event-related decisions (PTO meetings are followed by SAC meetings which cover school procedures, district policies, budgeting and other important topics)

Location: In the library and we will also offer a virtual option for those who are unable to attend in person

Meeting dates for 2023-2024


Douglas County School District SAC Resources

Membership and Officer Requirements

SAC Membership Flow Chart

Douglas County School District SAC Resources

DCSD SAC Resources

Eldorado Elementary ByLaws

District Accountability Resources

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Special Education records which have been collected by Douglas County School District related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of special education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for the period of five (5) years after special education services have ended for the student. Special education services end when the student is no longer eligible for services, graduates, or completes his/her educational program at age 21, or moves from the district. This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of Douglas County School District's intent to destroy the special education records of students who exited special education services as of June 30, 2016. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise. After five years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for social security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc. The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records by requesting the records by email to [email protected].