School Accountability Committee

Illustration: a red map marker silhouetted against a circle divided horizontally with the upper two-thirds tan and the lower third green.Do you want the community to know what’s great about our school and why their kids should attend here? Have you ever had a concern or frustration about our school but didn’t know what you could do to address it or change it? Do you want to have a voice in what’s going on in our school? Do you know how to actually make difference in our school? The School Accountability Committee may be the place for you!


What is a School Accountability Committee?

A School Accountability Committee serves as a community organization for accountability in the district. Its purpose is to inform, encourage and provide opportunities for parent and community members to be involved in the planning and evaluation of the school’s instructional program and quality improvement processes.

What does that mean? It means we discuss things like budget priorities, staffing needs, technology, community concerns and opinions, Unified Improvement Plans (the school’s academic goals and action plans), safety issues, testing, and other items that may be impacting our school. The School Accountability Committee reports information as required to the District Accountability Committee, which meets monthly and makes recommendations to the district board of education.

For more information on School Accountability Committees and the legislation backing them, please refer to Colorado PTA - School Accountability.


When do we meet?

Our School Accountability Committee meets the second Monday most months during the school year (September through April). Meetings run from 2:35 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the school library. For the 2020-2021 school year, meetings are taking place via Zoom. All meetings are open and minutes are posted shortly after the meeting.


What do I have to do if I join?

Members of of the School Accountability Committee attend 6 - 8 meetings per year, become informed about school programs and budgets, and serve as a voice for our school. Members may be adult family members of students, teachers and staff, or interested community members. All adult family members are welcome to attend and participate in the school accountability process. Please contact the school if you are interested.

West Jefferson Middle community members may bring any questions or concerns to the School Accountability Committee via the Issue/Concern Form.



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