School Accountability Committee (SAC)
The committee provides parents with an opportunity to connect with the school and provide oversight on various components of school operation. Each year, the SAC reviews the STEM Unified Improvement Plan (UIP) and develops priorities for the school administration. This is an advisory committee for parents to provide insight about the school to STEM leadership and the Board of Directors.
In Colorado, it is a statutory requirement for every school to have a School Accountability Committee (SAC). The purpose of the SAC 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. The SAC makes recommendations concerning the school’s Performance, Improvement, Priority Improvement, or Turnaround plan, and meets to discuss implementation of the school’s plan and other progress pertinent to STEMs accreditation contract with the Board of Education.
The SAC also makes recommendations to the principal for prioritizing spending of school moneys. The principal shall consider the SAC recommendations regarding spending state, federal, local, or private grants, and any other discretionary moneys and take them into account in formulating budget requests for presentation to the Board. Final decision-making authority rests with the principal or other person or group receiving the recommendation from he SAC.
Educating our children is a partnership between families and educators; the STEM SAC is a great forum for parents to be involved in your children's education.