District Accountability Committee
- Recommending priorities on the district budget.
- Advising on the district’s and schools’ Performance, Improvement, Priority Improvement or Turnaround plans.
- Reviewing new and renewal charter applications submitted to the Board of Education.
- Partnering with the Board of Education on other district issues or concerns, as needed.
Membership in the DAC shall be comprised of groups of representatives as follows:
- A minimum of 3 parents of students enrolled in the district’s public schools from a diverse geographical representation.
- A minimum of 1 and a maximum of 3 teachers employed by the district.
- A minimum of 1 and a maximum of 3 administrators employed by the district.
- A minimum of 1 and a maximum of 3 persons involved in business in the community within the district boundary.
- And may appoint an appropriate number of classified staff members employed by the District.
- Regular meetings are at least three times per school year from August to June.
- Additional meetings may be scheduled throughout the year, as needed.
- DAC members serve two-year terms.
- The committee will elect officers and may form subcommittees.
- All meetings of the DAC and its subcommittees are open to the public.
Applications for the 2023-24 school year are now closed. Applications for the 2024-25 school year will open in the spring.
Unified Improvement Plan Summary
In support of continuous improvement, every district and school in Colorado creates an annual academic improvement plan, called a Unified Improvement Plan (UIP). The focus of a UIP is primarily on student achievement and growth on state assessments, and student measures of success during and after high school.
At the request of the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education, the District Accountability Committee spearheaded an effort to make the Unified Improvement Plan more user-friendly to district parents. Read the UIP Summary below.