District Accountability Committee
The following procedures are developed for the implementation of School Board Policy BDFG – District Accountability Committee. These procedures are designed to be consistent with the general purpose and principles outlined in Policy BDFG, as well as consistent with federal and state statutes, and local ordinances.
The DAC shall consist of:
A person may not serve in more than one of the required membership roles on the DAC in a single term. 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 Board makes a good faith effort and is unable to identify a sufficient number of people who meet these criteria, a person may serve on the DAC and also be employed by the District or related to a District employee.
To the extent practicable, the DAC shall represent a cross-section of the community in terms of sex, race, age, occupation, socioeconomic status, geographical location and other appropriate factors.
Appointment of Members
The Superintendent and Board members will seek applications for membership and recommend members to serve on the DAC. From these recommendations, the President of the Board will nominate members to serve on the DAC who meet the above membership criteria.
In nominating members to the DAC, the President of the Board shall ensure, to the extent practicable, that:
Should there be a vacancy on the DAC, the President of the Board shall have the authority to appoint interim members, who will serve as full members on the DAC until such time as the Board votes to appoint members.
The DAC shall select a parent representative to serve as chair or co-chair.
Members of the DAC shall serve terms of 2 years (however, in order to avoid having the terms of all members expire at the same time, up to 50 percent of the members initially appointed shall be appointed for a one-year term) and shall be eligible for reappointment. The chair or co-chairs of the DAC shall serve terms of one year and shall be eligible for reappointment.
The DAC shall establish a schedule of meetings and adopt general rules for its operation, which shall be provided to the Board Office.
The DAC shall have the following duties:
Budget Priorities: The DAC shall recommend to the Board priorities for spending district moneys. When it makes such recommendations, it shall make reasonable efforts to consult in a substantive manner with the school accountability committees in the district. The Board shall consider such recommendations in adopting the district budget for each fiscal year. C.R.S. 22-11-302(l)(a).
District performance, improvement, priority improvement, and turnaround plans:
The DAC shall advise the Board concerning the preparation of, and annually submit to the Board recommendations regarding the contents of a district performance, improvement, priority improvement, or turnaround plan, whichever is required based on the district’s accreditation category. In advising and preparing the recommendations, the DAC shall make reasonable efforts to consult in a substantive manner with the school accountability committees. C.R.S. 22-11-302(l)(b).
Compilation and submission of school plans: The DAC shall compile and submit to the Board the school performance, improvement, priority improvement, and turnaround plans submitted by the school accountability committees. C.R.S. 22-11-302(1)(b).
Review of charter school applications: Charter school applications shall be reviewed by the DAC prior to consideration by the Board as provided in section 22-30.5-107(1). C.R.S. 22-11-302(1)(c).
Recommendations to principals concerning assessments as it concerns teacher evaluations: The DAC shall provide input and recommendations on an advisory basis to principals concerning the development and use of assessment tools used for the purpose of measuring and evaluating student academic growth as it relates to teacher evaluations. C.R.S. 22-11-302(1)(d).
Areas of study beyond those specified in statute: The Board and the DAC shall, at least annually, cooperatively determine the areas and issues that the DAC shall study and concerning which the DAC may make recommendations to the Board. C.R.S. 22-11-302(2).
Consultation regarding the District safe school plan: This DAC and the school accountability committees shall provide advice concerning the adoption, implementation, review, and revision of the district’s safe school plan. C.R.S.22-32-109.1(2).
Composition of District accountability charter review committee: For the purposes of reviewing a charter school application, the DAC shall include at least one person with a demonstrated knowledge of charter schools, and one parent of a child enrolled in a charter school in the District. C.R.S. 22-30.5-107(1.5).
Adoption and/or revision of District content standards: The DAC shall provide input and recommendations concerning the adoption and/or revision of the district content standards. C.R.S. 22-7-407.
Consultation regarding applications to waive state law: The DAC shall meet with the Board to consult regarding the Board’s intent to submit to the Statue Board of Education any waivers of state rules or statute pursuant to C.R.S. 22-2-117(2) and/or to submit a school innovation plan pursuant to C.R.S. 22-32.5-101 et seq.