School District 11 Accountability Committee, (DAC) is the middle ground between schools, Administration, and the Board of Education. It provides a forum and opportunity for parents and community members to become involved in assisting the District’s goal of increasing student achievement. We welcome your involvement.” ~ Carl Schueler, DAC Chair. firstname.lastname@example.org
Who We Are/What We Do
The District Accountability Committee has been restructured beginning the 2016-2017 school year. It will be composed of approximately 28 representative members to carry out the "DAC" responsibilities. The restructured DAC will be more effective in the following ways:
- Will have more time to spend and dig into topics with SACs through SAC workshops and conferences
- DAC is smaller but objectively representative of entire D11 community
- The smaller, agile and increasingly knowledgeable DAC allows for more time and in-depth discussion and review of statutory topics such as budget, accreditation and assessment
- Will make recommendations to BOE in a timely manner
- Two new subcommittees have been developed;
1. Membership Subcommittee –
- Facilitates representation to the DAC and membership on school SACs
- Facilitates new membership to the DAC and to the DAC subcommittees
2. Training and SAC Support Subcommittee –
- Develop SAC training sessions, work sessions and conferences to be held on a quarterly basis
- Serves as the DAC Family Engagement lead
- Support SACs through regular communication to ensure SACs are able to execute their responsibilities
- Train SACs to understand and execute statutory practices
- Encourage wide participation and functioning SACs from all D11 Schools, to include charter schools
- Current DAC subcommittees will remain –
- Accreditation and Achievement Subcommittee
- Budget Subcommittee
When and Where We Meet
- DAC meets on the third Thursday of every month from 6:00 - 8:00pm at the Tesla Building - 2560 International Circle.
- SAC trainings will occur quarterly at the Tesla Building - located at 2560 International Circle- dates/times to be determined.
- The Membership Subcommittee and Training and SAC Support Subcommittee will meet on dates/times/locations to be determined.
- The Accreditation & Achievement Subcommittee will meet the 2nd & 4th Mondays from 5:00 - 6:30pm at the Educational Data and Support Services (EDSS) conference room (except on holidays) - located at 1033 N. Franklin St.
- The Budget Subcommittee will meet the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays from 6:00 - 7:30pm in the Board room (1115 N. El Paso St).
How We Affect Student Achievement
DAC is the essential volunteer community member group "in the middle" that effectively communicates with School District 11 school buildings and the administration.
How to Get Involved in DAC - There are four DAC subcommittees and various ad hoc committees that meet separately from the DAC committee including the following:
- Accreditation Committee - Makes DAC approved recommendations to the BOE relative to the accreditation of District 11 schools and the development of the District Improvement Plan.
- Budget Subcommittee - Makes DAC approved recommendations to the Board of Education relative to cost containment and prioritization of expenditures of District 11 funds as it relates to student achievement and safety. The subcommittee may perform other non-administrative functions as directed by the Board of Education and sanctioned by DAC, as the subcommittee meets throughout the year.
- Ad Hoc Committees - These committees are formed to study issues that may arise during the school year or as directed by the BOE. Meetings are limited to the study of issues and any recommendations are made to the full DAC committee for discussion and approval.
School district advisory committees are a requirement in Colorado School Law. The Board of Education has adopted DAC bylaws in its policy to address accountability committees at the district and at the school level.
(DAC Bylaws BOE Policy AE-R-1).
Click here for the bylaws.
Vision & Mission
Vision: DAC - Focused on student achievement
Mission: The DAC will formulate and deliver advice to the Board of Education on matters of budget and policy as it relates to student achievement. The DAC will establish a mechanism to mobilize parental and community support via viable and focused SAC.
Regular DAC meetings will meet from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Tesla Educational Center, 2560 International Circle in room 116.
The DAC Budget Subcommittee meets from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the board room (Room 202) in the main administration building, 1115 North El Paso Street on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Use this link for the 2016-2017 list of meetings. Budget Subcommittee FY16-17 Calendar of meetings
The DAC Budget Subcommittee will have its next meeting on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the administration building board room. Thank you for your support!
National PTA Standards for Parent Involvement
- Communication between home and school is regular, two-way, and meaningful
- Parenting skills are promoted and supported
- Student Learning: Parents play an integral role in assisting student learning
- Parents are welcome in the school, and their support and assistance are sought
School Decision Making and Advocacy:
- Parents are full partners in the decisions that affect children and families
Collaborating with the Community:
- Community resources are used to strengthen schools, families, and learning
We welcome your involvement. If you are interested in DAC, please contact Carl Schueler, DAC Chair, email@example.com