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elbert school district #200 ACCOUNTABILITY committee:
The Board accepts its ultimate responsibility for the academic accomplishments of district students. Consistent with this responsibility and as required by law, the Board shall adopt and maintain an accountability program to measure the adequacy and efficiency of the educational program.
In accordance with state law, the Board appoints a district accountability committee. The district accountability committee and school accountability committees shall have those powers and duties prescribed by state law. The Board and the district accountability committee shall, at least annually, cooperatively determine the areas and issues, in addition to budget issues, that the district accountability committee shall study and the issues on which it may make recommendations to the Board.
All district accountability committee meetings shall be open to the public. The Elbert School District #200 Accountability Committee meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 5:00 pm in the board room.
Accountability/Commitment to Accomplishment
District accountability committee
The district accountability committee (DAC) shall consist of at least:
• three parents of students enrolled in district schools
• one teacher employed by the district
• one school administrator employed by the district
• one person who is involved in business in the community within the district’s boundaries
A person may not serve in more than one of the required membership roles on the DAC. A person who is employed by the district or related to a district employee shall not be eligible to serve as a parent on the DAC. “Related” means the person’s spouse, son, daughter, sister, brother, mother or father. If, however, the district makes a good faith effort and is unable to identify a sufficient number of parents that meet these criteria, a person may serve as a parent on the DAC and also be employed by the district or related to a district employee.
The Board shall appoint persons to the DAC. In making these appointments, it shall ensure, to the extent practicable, that:
• the parents appointed reflect the student populations significantly represented within the district;
• at least one of the parents is a parent of a student enrolled in a district charter school authorized by the Board, if one exists; and
• at least one of the persons appointed has a demonstrated knowledge of charter schools.
If the Board chooses to increase the number of persons on the DAC, it shall ensure that the number of parents appointed exceeds the number of representatives from the group with the next highest representation.
Members of the DAC will serve terms of 2 year(s). The DAC shall select a parent representative to serve as chair or co-chair, who shall serve terms of 1 year(s). The DAC shall also establish a schedule of meetings and adopt general rules for its operation.
School accountability committees
Each school accountability committee (SAC) shall consist of at least:
• three parents of students enrolled in the school
• one teacher who provides instruction at the school
• the principal or the principal's designee
• one person from the community
• one adult member of an organization of parents, teachers and students recognized by the school
A person may not serve more than one of the required membership roles on the SAC. If, after making good-faith efforts, a principal or an 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 alternate membership plan for the SAC. Such alternate plan shall reflect the required representation stated above as much as practicable.
Members of the SAC shall be appointed by the principal of each school. The principal shall ensure, to the extent practicable, that the persons appointed reflect the student populations significantly represented within the school.
If the principal chooses to increase the number of persons on any SAC, the principal shall ensure that the number of parents appointed exceeds the number of representatives from the group with the next highest representation.
Members of the SAC shall serve terms of 2 year(s). Vacancies shall be filled by majority action of the remaining members of the SAC. The SAC shall select a parent representative to serve as chair or co-chair, who shall serve a term of 1 year(s).