School Accountability Committee

 

The School Accountability Committee’s primary purpose is to monitor and support the academic achievement of children; the group is an active and engaged group that has input to our school's mission, goals, committements, and vision, while also monitoring our planning and programming.  They advise and help define priorities, strategies for implementing those strategies, and ensures implementation. The Committee offers patrons and staff members the opportunity to become involved with the improvement of the educational system through the creation of a Unified Improvement Plan (UIP) each school year. The Committee serves as an advisory panel to the principal and provides a link from the building level to the District Accountability /Accreditation Committee (DAC).

The team, comprised of members representing a variety of points of view in our community and guided by St. Vrain Valley Schools Board of Education policies, includes a diverse membership. This team consists of parents, administration, business/community representation, representation of the school’s parent-teacher organization, and administration:

  • Marie Bloch, Teacher
  • Joel Dill, Parent Representative
  • Paige Gordon, Principal
  • Ray Johnson, Business Representative from IBM Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs Manager
  • Ester Turner, Parent Representative
  • Eidelheid Honeycutt, PTO Representative

The S.A.C. is a diverse group of people who meet once a month on Mondays from 4:00 - 6:00 pm at Spark! Discovery Preschool in our front office conference room on the following dates: -Sept 23, 2019 (moved back 1 week from original date in order to complete recruiting of parents and staff)-Oct 14, 2019-Nov 18, 2019-Jan 13, 2020-Feb 10, 2020-Mar 16, 2020-Apr 20, 2020Composition of the team includes a teacher, parents, a community representative, a PTO representative, and me. Babysitting isn't provided during these meetings.At our meetings, we follow an agenda that usually includes the following types of input topics: -An agenda review -Review of action from our previous meeting -Highlights of the Design/Leadership Team (a leadership group of staff)-Highlights of our STEM programming-Leadership / Management / Administration: reports, including budget reports, attendance reports, etc.-School Improvement processes in preschool:  standards, curriculum, assessment, instruction, Professional Development, etc.  -Quality Improvement in Preschool:  Family Partnerships, child health, the learning environment, Workforce qualifications,