SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE

The Trailblazer SAC meets regularly. The committee is made up of staff, parents, and community members who are dedicated to maintaining the quality and integrity of Trailblazer Elementary School.

This year's SAC and DAC meeting schedules are below. Additionally, there is a short synopsis of what we will potentially cover each month. Near the bottom of this page, you will find links to meeting agendas and meeting minutes.

Meeting Dates for the 2021/2022 School Year:

  • October 26, 2021, 5:30 pm @TBE Library

  • November 16, 2021, 5:30 pm @TBE Library

  • December 7, 2021, 5:30 pm @TBE Library

  • January 14, 2022, 5:30 pm @TBE Library

  • February 15, 2022, 5:30 pm @TBE Library

  • March 22, 2022, 5:30 pm @TBE Library

  • April 19, 2022, 5:30 pm @TBE Library

  • May 3, 2022, 5:30 pm @TBE Library

LINKS:

    TBE SAC Monthly Agenda and Meeting Minutes:

    Meeting Minutes from 2020/2021 School Year

  SAC Handbook

   TBE SAC ByLaws 

    For Additional Information:

    TBE SAC:

    https://www.dcsdk12.org/parents___students/family_resources/school_accountability_committees
 

     CO Department of Education (DOE):

     https://www.cde.state.co.us/

TBE SAC Membership:

  • 2021-2022 SAC Voting Members

    • Principal:  Katie Sodaro-Jensen kmsodarojensen@dcsdk12.org

    • Assistant Principal:  Christine Pommé

    • Teacher:  Anne Dawson

    • Parent:   Karen Rainey

    • Parent:  Kristi Hepting

    • Parent:  Chris Foye

    • Additional Parent:  Alison Ruhs

    • Additional Parent: Chris Kuppel

    • PTO Rep:  Kim Gayeski   

    • Community Rep:  VACANT

  • We are currently looking for a community representative to serve on our TBE SAC. If you know someone who does not have children at Trailblazer and is interested in serving on our SAC, send them our way!

The DCSD District Accountability Committee meets at 6:30 pm in the Board Room @ the District Office on Wilcox St. in Castle Rock (unless otherwise noted) on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.


Visit the District Accountability Committee page on the DCSD Website for more information.
 


Potential meeting agendas:
 

July/August
Select DAC Liaison.
Review SAC Bylaws (if not already completed).
Review achievement data.
Review progress toward Unified Improvement Plan (UIP) goals.
Discuss whether school leadership, personnel, and infrastructure are advancing or impeding the implementation of the public school's performance improvement, priority improvement, or turnaround plan (whichever is applicable), or other progress pertinent to the public school's accreditation contract with the Board of Education.
Discuss any safety issues.
Collect questions and community inquiries

September
Review Douglas County School District Strategic Plan.
Discuss any safety issues related to the school environment.
Collect questions and community inquiries.

October
Review results from the previous year's UIP goals/targets and action plans.
Discuss other relevant data that will be reviewed to determine student achievement outside of TCAP.
Begin work on the current year's UIP goals/targets and action plans.
Principal report on issues related to the new school year.
DAC Liaison reports on DAC Forum
Discuss any safety issues related to the school environment.
Collect questions and community inquiries.

November/December
Create, and vote to approve, the write-up on the "process used to involve SAC in the development of the UIP."
Ensure all SAC-related items on SIP Central have been completed.
Create an educational piece for your school community about SchoolView and the information being made available in December/January from the Colorado Department of Education.
Monitor implementation of UIP goals/action plans.
Discuss whether school leadership, personnel, and infrastructure are advancing or impeding the implementation of the public school's performance improvement, priority improvement, or turnaround plan (whichever is applicable), or other progress pertinent to the public school's accreditation contract with the Board of Education.
DAC liaison update.
Discuss any safety issues related to the school environment.
Collect questions and community inquiries.
Communicate with your school community.

January/February
Review testing schedule for PARCC and other assessments.
Prep work for parent survey (if applicable) - brainstorm how to increase our school's participation.
Receive mid-year update from the Principal.
DAC liaison update.
Discuss any safety issues related to the school environment.
Collect questions and community inquiries.

March
Send parent survey and encourage participation, if applicable.
DAC Liaison reports on DAC Forum
Review budget process for the next school year.
Begin the process to select SAC members for the next school year.
Monitor implementation of UIP goals/action plans.
Discuss whether school leadership, personnel, and infrastructure are advancing or impeding the implementation of the public school's performance improvement, priority improvement, or turnaround plan (whichever is applicable), or other progress pertinent to the public school's accreditation contract with the Board of Education.
Discuss any safety issues related to the school environment.
Collect questions and community inquiries.
Communicate with your school community.

April
Continue budget discussions for next school year - discuss priorities for spending state, federal, or local school moneys; private grants; override dollars tied to educational purposes; other discretionary moneys.
Review results of parent survey and student surveys, if applicable.
Elect/Appoint next year's SAC members.
Discuss any safety issues related to the school environment.
DAC liaison update.
Discuss any safety issues related to the school environment.
Collect questions and community inquiries.

May/June
Continue/finalize work on budget recommendations to the principal for the next school year.
Receive end-of-year report from the principal.
Revisit SAC Criteria Assessment (located on SIP Central) and evaluate your SAC; modify if necessary; identify areas for continued improvement.
Monitor implementation of UIP goals/action plans.
Discuss whether school leadership, personnel, and infrastructure are advancing or impeding the implementation of the public school's performance improvement, priority improvement, or turnaround plan (whichever is applicable), or other progress pertinent to the public school's accreditation contract with the Board of Education.
DAC liaison update.
Discuss any safety issues related to the school environment.
Collect any questions and community inquiries.