• District Accountability Committee (DAC) ​

    Members of this committee advise Cherry Creek School District Board of Education members on spending priorities, review applications for charter schools, and report on the effectiveness of district programs.  ​​This committee has broad responsibilities for ensuring the district's continued educational success and cost-effective management and is organized in compliance with Colorado state law. DAC also reviews school improvement plans and prepares an annual report for the Board of Education.  


    District Accountability Executive Committee 

    The composition of the DAC Executive Membership in CCSD consists of the following:

    • Six Parents
    • Two Community Members
    • Three Teachers
    • Two School Administrators

    If you are interested in becoming a member of the District Accountability Executive Committee, please fill out this form.


    For more information, please contact us at accountability@cherrycreekschools.org


    For the 2021/22 School Year, DAC Meetings will be held in person at the Instructional Support Facility (5416 S Riviera Way, Centennial CO 80015), room 146.  Meetings will begin at 6:30 pm.  


    If you would like to join a subcommittee, please fill out this form.  

  • Unified Improvement Plan (UIP) Subcommittee

    District Unified Improvement Planning (UIP) Subcommittee

    DAC Responsibility:
    To submit to the local school board recommendations regarding the preparation of the district’s Performance, Improvement, Priority Improvement, or Turnaround plan, (whichever is applicable).

    Items to Consider

    • District Strategic Plan
    • Universal Instructional Framework
    • Scope and Sequence
    • Comprehensive Aligned Assessment System
    • Graduation Guideline Requirements
    • Public Facing Data Dashboards

    For more information about the District Unified Improvement Planning (UIP) Subcommittee, or to volunteer as a member of the UIP Subcommittee, please email DAC.

    The Chairperson of this committee is Olivia Phillips.  To contact Olivia, please email DAC.

  • Budget Subcommittee

    Budget Subcommittee

    DAC Responsibility:
    To recommend to the local school board priorities for spending school district moneys and for districts receiving ESEA funds, consulting with all required stakeholders with regard to federally funded activities.

    Items to Consider

    • District Financial Plan and Budget
    • School Spending
    • District Spending Priorities
    • Student-Centered Budgeting

    For more information about the Budget Subcommittee, or to volunteer as a member of the Budget Subcommittee, please email DAC.

    The Chairperson of this committee is April Hrovat.  To contact April, please email DAC.

  • Family & Community Engagement Subcommittee

    Parent Engagement Subcommittee

    DAC Responsibility:
    Assisting the district in updating and implementing the district's parent engagement policy.  Publicizing opportunities to serve, soliciting parents to serve on the DAC and other district parent committees and increase awareness of parent involvement in development of student plans (IEPs, ALPs, READ Pland, ICAPs, etc.)

    Items to Consider

    • BOE Policy KB, Parent Involvement in Education
    • School Accountability Committees (SAC)
    • PTCO - Parent Teacher and Community Organization
    • P.A.S.S. - Parnerships for Academically Successful Students
    • Advanced Learner Family Outreach

    For more information about the Parent Engagement Subcommittee, or to volunteer as a member of the Parent Engagement Subcommittee, please email DAC.

    The Chairperson of this committee is Bryan Echelberger.  To contact Bryan, please email DAC.

  • September 23, 2021

    Hello and Welcome to the 2021-22 School Year! 

    The first District Accountability Committee meeting of the year is scheduled for September 23, 2021 at 6:30 pm in-person at the Instructional Support Facility (see address below).

     5416 South Riviera Way, Centennial, CO 80015

    Please note: The DAC meetings will not be streamed and attendees are strongly encouraged to wear masks.

    For this first meeting, new Cherry Creek School District Superintendent, Chris Smith, will be in attendance to help kick off the DAC year and CCSD Board Member Angela Green-Garland will share information from the BoE. 

    Attendees will also learn more about the reimagining of the CCSD DAC including opportunities to participate in the DAC Executive Committee or DAC subcommittees.  

    Beginning this year, DAC meetings will alternate between two different formats: 

    1. Community Forums – General DAC meetings reserved for all community members to hear updates and/or presentations from DAC subcommittees.
    2. Subcommittee Meetings – Meetings for subcommittee members to develop recommendations and feedback on specific DAC responsibilities defined in state statute.  Subcommittees for this year include:
      1. Accountability and Unified Improvement Planning
      2. Budget Advisory
      3. Parent Engagement & School Accountability Committee Support

    Both meetings are open to the public and folks are encouraged to attend.

    Prior to the start of each meeting, planning time will be reserved for members of the DAC Executive Committee to meet.

    The full meeting schedule and format for the year is below.

    • September 23   Community Forum
    • October 6          Community Forum
    • November 3      Subcommittee Meeting
    • December 8       Community Forum
    • January 5           Subcommittee Meeting
    • February 2         Community Forum
    • March 9             Subcommittee Meeting
    • April 6                Community Forum



    Slide Show

  • October 6, 2021

  • November 3, 2021

  • December 8, 2021

  • January 5, 2022

  • February 2, 2022

  • March 9, 2022

  • April 6, 2022

  • Unified Improvement Plan (UIP)

    Unified Improvement Plan (UIP):


  • Colorado READ Act

    The Colorado Reading To Ensure Academic Development Act (Colorado READ Act) was passed by the Colorado Legislature during the 2012 legislative session. The READ Act repe​​​als the Colorado Basic Literacy Act (CBLA) as of July 1, 2013, keeping many of the elements of CBLA such as a focus on K-3 literacy, assessment, and individual plans for students reading below grade level. The READ Act differs from CBLA by focusing on students identified as having a significant reading deficiency, delineating requirements for parent communication, and providing funding to support intervention. Other components of the Colorado READ Act include a competitive Early Literacy Grant and a resource bank of assessments, instructional programming, and professional development. (from CDE's website)

Last Modified on September 24, 2021