School Accountability Committee

Purpose of an Accountability committee  . . .

    •  Serves in an advisory role to the principal. The principal is responsible for implementing the accountability process in the school.
    • Adopts school goals/objectives for the improvement of education at Arvada that are aligned with the district Strategic Plan and with the state statute.
    • Adopts a plan to improve educational achievement, maximize graduation rates, and support school safety and a welcoming environment aligned with district policy.
    • Reports on the educational performance of the school and provides data for appraising such performance to students, parents, staff, Board of Education and other educators.
    • Makes recommendations to the principal and district leaders regarding the prioritization of expenditures of district funds.
    • Selects from its members a chairperson who is not an employee of the school district, as well as a co- chairperson and a recorder.
    • Adopts rules of operation consistent with district policy and state statute.
    • Approves the school’s Unified Improvement Plan for each school year.
    • Reviews the school’s progress on goals/objectives established for the Unified Improvement Plan, as well as the annual report to the community.
    • Makes recommendations for the spending of school moneys, including private, state and federal grants.
    • Develops, revises, and/or monitors a school safety plan consistent with district policy.

An Accountability Committee is Not . . .

    •  A mini school board
    • A group that evaluates district personnel
    • A group that makes hiring and firing recommendations
    • A policy-making body
  • From:  Handbook for Colorado Educational Accountability:  A Guide to State Accountability and Accreditation by the Colorado, Department of Education, July 2004


  • All recommendations will be based on the well-being of Arvada Students
  • Meetings will be issue based rather than people based - names cannot be used
  • Everyone agrees to be positive supporters of the committee
  • Committee respects time limits as well as differing opinions
  • In the event a vote is necessary, there will be one vote per household.  The household must have been present at one previous meeting in order to vote.
  • Items presented for the agenda will be discussed at the next meeting
  • Information at the meeting will be made available on the school website and in the monthly school newsletter (including how decisions were made)

2023-24 PTSA & School Accountability Committee MEETINGS
All meetings are at 5:00 PM in the Library unless otherwise noted.

  • Sep.11, 2023
  • Oct. 9, 2023
  • Nov. 13, 2023
  • Jan. 22, 2024
  • Feb. 12, 2024
  • Mar. 11, 2024
  • Apr. 15, 2024
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