District Accountability Committee

Accepting Applications for open seats

El Comité de Responsabilidad Distrital del Distrito Escolar Poudre tiene varios 
puestos vacantes de importancia, para el año escolar 2019-2020.

PSD's District Accountability Committee (DAC) has one representative seat open for the 2019-20 school year. The DAC is made up of parent and school representatives who work together to offer recommendations about the district's spending priorities, improvement plan, and charter schools to the PSD Board of Education.

The DAC is looking for:

  • A parent of an English language learner student in the district


The committee meets once per month, typically on the third Wednesday, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the board room at the Johannsen Support Services Center, 2407 LaPorte Ave.

Meeting dates for 2020-21 are:

•    August 19, 2020
•    September 16, 2020
•    October 21, 2020
•    November 18, 2020
•    December 16, 2020
•    January 27, 2021
•    February 17, 2021
•    March 2021 (BOE meeting TBD)
•    April 21, 2021
•    May 19, 2021

People interested in serving on the DAC should contact PSD Curriculum Director Robert Beauchamp at 970-490-3667 or rbeaucha@psdschools.org.

About the DAC

The District Accountability Committee (DAC) is required by the Colorado Accountability Act.


DAC committee responsibilities

  • Recommending to its local school board priorities for spending school district monies
  • Submitting recommendations to the local school board concerning preparation of the district's Performance, Improvement, Priority Improvement or Turnaround plan (whichever is applicable)
  • Reviewing any charter school applications received by the local school board and, if the local school board receives a charter school renewal application and upon request of the district and at the DAC's option, reviewing any renewal application prior to consideration by the local school board
  • At least annually, cooperatively determining, with the local school board, the areas and issues, in addition to budget issues, that the DAC shall study and make recommendations upon
  • At its option, meeting a least quarterly to discuss whether district leadership, personnel, and infrastructure are advancing or impeding implementation of the district's performance, improvement, priority improvement, or turnaround plan, whichever is applicable

When the DAC recommends spending priorities, it must make reasonable efforts to consult in a substantive manner with the School Accountability Committees (SACs) in the district. Likewise, in preparing recommendations for and advising on the district plan, the DAC must make reasonable efforts to consult in a substantive manner with the SACs in the district and must submit to the local school board the school performance, improvement, priority improvement and turnaround plans submitted by the SACs.


    DAC committee members

    Each local Board of Education is responsible for either appointing or creating a process for electing the members of a District Accountability Committee. This committee must consist of the following:

    • At least three parents of students enrolled in the district
    • At least one teacher employed by the district
    • At least one school administrator employed by the district
    • At least one person involved in business in the community within the district boundaries.

    2020-2021 Members:
    Robert Beauchamp Co-chair
    Heather Alderman
    Hayden Camp
    Tiffany Downey
    Joe Gawronski
    Sara Greene
    Johannah Knudson
    Rachel Olsen
    Jack Robertson
    Christina Ruffatti
    Lindsay Sell
    Melody Shaddix
    Katie Watkins

    2020-21 Meetings
    Meetings are held 6:30 pm - 8:30 p.m. in the board room at the JSSC. Agendas and minutes will be posted when available.

    Other past meeting agendas and minutes: