District Accountability Committee (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.

    2017-2018 Members:
    D.J. Anderson
    Robert Beauchamp Co-chair
    Tommi Sue Cox
    Elizabeth Dunne
    Jodi Hansen
    Whei Howerton
    Christa Keivan
    Cheri Kieseker
    Troy Krotz
    Shannon McGinnis
    Claudia Menendez
    Staci Nouri
    Rob Petterson
    Paul Schkade
    Randal Stahl
    Richard Teck
    Aliki Weakland

    2017-18 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.

    • August 16                Agenda / Minutes
    • September 20          Agenda / Minutes
    • October 18               Agenda / Minutes
    • November 15           Agenda / Minutes
    • December 20           Agenda / Minutes
    • January 17               Agenda / Minutes
    • February 21             Agenda / Minutes
    • March 20                 Agenda / Minutes
    • April 18                    Agenda / Minutes
    • Mary 16                   Agenda / Minutes


    Other past meeting agendas and minutes: