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Accountability/Commitment to Accomplishment (Regulation)

File: AE-R (pdf)
Adopted:   Date of manual adoption
Revised:  August 14, 2012, December 11, 2018


ACCOUNTABILITY/COMMITMENT TO ACCOMPLISHMENT
(Including District Accountability Committee and School Accountability Committees)

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 (see Note below);
  • 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;
  • at least one of the persons appointed has a demonstrated knowledge of charter schools; and
  • Each district school is represented on the DAC.

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 two years, but no member shall serve more than three successive terms.  The DAC shall select a parent representative to serve as chair or co-chair, who shall serve a term of one year.  The DAC shall also establish a schedule of meetings, select additional officers as necessary, and adopt general rules for its operation.  The Superintendent or designee shall serve as an administrative liaison to the DAC.

A DAC member shall be removed by the Board if that member does not attend three consecutive meetings unless the DAC by resolution approves any additional absences or unless such absences are due to temporary disability or illness.  In addition, the DAC by majority vote may request the removal of any member. Such removal shall require subsequent Board approval.

If a vacancy arises on the DAC because of a member’s resignation or disqualification or for any other reason, the remaining members of the DAC shall fill the vacancy by majority action.

At the beginning of each school year, DAC members shall be provided with a copy of the state laws and rules setting forth the powers and duties of the DAC.

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 (see Note below).

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 one year. Vacancies shall be filled by majority action of the remaining members of the SAC; however, a vacancy exists only if fewer than the minimum number of members specified above remains on the SAC.  The SAC shall select a parent representative to serve as chair or co-chair, who shall serve a term of one year.

A SAC member shall be removed by the principal if that member does not attend three consecutive meetings unless the SAC by resolution approves any additional absences or unless such absences are due to temporary disability or illness.  In addition, the SAC by majority vote may request the removal of any member. Such removal shall require subsequent Principal approval.

At the beginning of each school year, SAC members shall be provided with a copy of the state laws and rules setting forth the powers and duties of the SAC.

Note:  State law and State Board rules delineate specific categories of students to consider when selecting persons for accountability committees who reflect the “student populations significantly represented” in the school or district. These student populations may include, but not be limited to, students who are members of non-Caucasian races, those who are eligible for free or reduced-cost lunch, those who are Emerging Bilingual students, migrant children, students identified as having a disability and gifted children.

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