• 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

    Family & Community 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 the development of student plans (IEPs, ALPs, READ Plans, 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. - Partnerships 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 - Community Forum

    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

     

    Agenda

    Slide Show

  • October 6, 2021 - BoE Candidate Forum

    Cherry Creek School District Board of Education candidate forum.  

    BOE Candidate Information

    Hello District Accountability (DAC) Community,

    We look forward to seeing you at the District Accountability Committee meeting on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 6:30-8:00 pm, at the Instructional Support Facility, 5416 South Riviera Way, Centennial, CO 80015.
    Please note: The DAC meetings will not be recorded or live streamed and masks are required for all attendees.

    For the October meeting, DAC is hosting a forum for the candidates seeking a position on the Board of Education.  All candidates for the Cherry Creek School District Board of Education have been invited.

    The agenda for the evening is as follows:

    1. Welcome the audience
    2. Introduce the moderator
    3. Introduce the candidates and read the guidelines, by moderator
    4. 2-minute presentation by each candidate
    5. Question and answer time. The District Accountability Committee will provide 3 questions and each candidate will have 2 minutes to respond to each question.
    6. 1-minute wrap-up by each candidate.


    We will have timekeepers to help us stay on track.

    Agenda

  • November 3, 2021 - Subcommittee Meetings

    Hello District Accountability (DAC) Community,

    We look forward to seeing you at the District Accountability Committee meeting on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 6:30-8:00 pm, at the Instructional Support Facility, 5416 South Riviera Way, Centennial, CO 80015.
    Please note: The DAC meetings will not be recorded or live streamed and masks are required for all attendees.

    This will be the first meeting of the school year that we will work within the DAC Subcommittees.  If you have not signed up for a subcommittee, you may do so here or by attending the meeting and listening in to see which one you’d like to belong to.

    The meeting will begin in Room 146 with remarks from the DAC Chair, Brian McKinney and a BoE update from Angela Green-Garland.  The DAC Subcommittees will then break off into separate workspaces to meet.

    The DAC Subcommittees are: 
    Parent Engagement Subcommittee
    Learn more about opportunities to participate and provide feedback on district, school, and student planning. 
    NOTE: For the November 3 meeting, Dr. Dominique Jones, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, will share information with the Parent Engagement subcommittee about the district’s plans for the adoption of a state-required core literacy program.

     

    District Unified Improvement Planning (UIP) Subcommittee

    Participate in the preparation of the district’s UIP and learn more about the tools and resources used review and analyze various district data.

     

    Budget Subcommittee

    Learn more about the district budgeting process and opportunities to recommend to the board priorities for the spending of district funds.

     

    If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.  More information about DAC and can be found on the CCSD DAC website HERE 

  • December 8, 2021 - Community Forum

    DAC Executive Committee Meeting (prior to community meeting) - 5:45-6:15 pm, Instructional Support Facility, Room 102

    Dec 8 Agenda

    School Based Health Centers Presentation

    DAC Meeting 12/8/21 - Subcommittee Update

    Hello District Accountability (DAC) Community,

    We look forward to seeing you at the District Accountability Committee meeting on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 6:30-8:00 pm, at the Instructional Support Facility, 5416 South Riviera Way, Centennial, CO 80015.
    Please note: The DAC meetings will not be recorded or live streamed and masks are required for all attendees.

    The meeting will begin with remarks from the DAC Chair, Brian McKinney, and a BoE update from Angela Green-Garland.  The CCSD Chief Health Officer, Michelle Weinraub and her team will join us for a presentation on the new CCSD School-Based Health Centers.  Following the presentation, we will have a briefing by each DAC Subcommittee on the work they’re doing so far.  

    The DAC Subcommittees for the 2021/22 School Year are:  Budget, Family & Community Engagement and UIP.

    We look forward to seeing you on December 8, 2021.  If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to sign up for a subcommittee, please email accountability@cherrycreekschools.org.  More information about DAC can be found on the CCSD DAC website HERE 

     

  • January 5, 2022 - Subcommittee Meetings (Zoom)

    Hello District Accountability (DAC) Community,

    We look forward to having you join us at the District Accountability Committee meeting tomorrow, January 5, 2022, 6:30-8:00 pm

    The January meeting will be held virtually on Zoom and reserved for DAC Subcommittees.     

    Preliminary work has already started with the DAC Subcommittees.  If you have not signed up for a subcommittee, you may do so here or by attending the meeting and listening in to see which one you’d like to belong to.

    The DAC Subcommittees are: 
    Parent Engagement Subcommittee
    Learn more about opportunities to participate and provide feedback on district, school, and student planning. 

    District Unified Improvement Planning (UIP) Subcommittee

    Participate in the preparation of the district’s UIP and learn more about the tools and resources used review and analyze various district data.

     

    Budget Subcommittee

    Learn more about the district budgeting process and opportunities to recommend to the board priorities for the spending of district funds.

     

     

    To join the Family & Community Engagement Subcommittee Meeting, click on this Zoom link:  https://cherrycreekschools-org.zoom.us/j/97024856006?pwd=Y0hWRU9aUk85M1BRdUNXLytGTklWdz09

     

    To join the District Unified Improvement Planning Subcommittee Meeting, click on this Zoom link:   https://cherrycreekschools-org.zoom.us/j/97923086857?pwd=UWNpdG1sY0ZzREY3eEFmRjBRL1B6dz09

     

    To join the Budget Subcommittee Meeting, click on this Zoom link:  https://cherrycreekschools-org.zoom.us/j/98060180473?pwd=a3g3cHVndEZ4M3pjUjY4NnpyTTZ4UT09

     

     

    If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.  More information about DAC and can be found on the CCSD DAC website HERE 

  • February 2, 2022 - Community Forum

    Cancelled Due to Weather Conditions

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    DAC Executive Committee Meeting (prior to community meeting) - 5:45-6:15 pm, Instructional Support Facility, Room 102

    Agenda

    Hello District Accountability (DAC) Community,

    We look forward to seeing you at the District Accountability Committee meeting on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, 6:30-8:00 pm, at the Instructional Support Facility, 5416 South Riviera Way, Centennial, CO 80015.
    Please note: The DAC meetings will not be recorded or live streamed and masks are required for all attendees.

    Attached is the agenda for Wednesday.

    The meeting will begin with remarks from the DAC Co-Chairs, Brian McKinney and Heidi Shaw, and a BoE update from Anne Egan.  We will then have a presentation on the new CCSD Graduation Guidelines.  Following the presentation, we will have a briefing by each DAC Subcommittee on the work they’re doing so far.  

    We look forward to seeing you on February 2nd.  If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to sign up for a subcommittee, please email accountability@cherrycreekschools.org.  More information about DAC can be found on the CCSD DAC website HERE 

     

  • March 9, 2022 - Subcommittee Meetings (Zoom)

    Hello District Accountability (DAC) Community,

    Due to weather conditions, we will be holding tonight’s DAC meeting via Zoom.

    Prior to the subcommittee meetings, we will present the new CCSD Graduation Guidelines.  The presentation will begin at 5:45 pm with welcome remarks from our DAC Chair as well as a BoE update from Anne Egan.    

    The agenda for tonight’s meeting is attached.  Please use this link to register to attend the Graduation Guidelines Meeting at 5:45:  https://cherrycreekschools-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcqd-GuqTIqE9UadzvuB5198kFsHtot3rBd

    The regular subcommittee meetings will begin at 6:30 pm.  Please use the links below to register for the subcommittee meeting you would like to attend.

    The DAC Subcommittees are: 
    Family & Community Engagement Subcommittee
    Learn more about opportunities to participate and provide feedback on district, school, and student planning. 
    Please use this link to register to attend the Family & Community Engagement Subcommittee Meeting:  https://cherrycreekschools-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rd--qpjMrHNW78k6Pz2fCqgtrplL4lta_
    NOTE: For the March 9th meeting, we are excited to host Dr. Steve Constantino, who has had a long and distinguished career working at the school, district, and state levels and is considered one of the nation’s leading authorities in the area of family and community engagement.  For more information about Dr. Constantino, please visit his website:   https://drsteveconstantino.com/

    Culture Case Study

    Dr. Constantino's Presentation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1c3VjnV2cmTEsilNP3jvqW2FNXXYDJZ-8/view?usp=sharing 




    District Unified Improvement Planning (UIP) Subcommittee
    Participate in the preparation of the district’s UIP and learn more about the tools and resources used review and analyze various district data.
    Please use this link to register to attend the UIP Subcommittee Meeting:   https://cherrycreekschools-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsd-qgqD8jG9HHp2c00hTlPAizTvdbG4FF

     

    Budget Subcommittee

    Learn more about the district budgeting process and opportunities to recommend to the board priorities for the spending of district funds.
    Please use this link to register to attend the Budget Subcommittee Meeting:  https://cherrycreekschools-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtduirrjMpH9DrkBraCLOywM5p3vRDYDeH

    BoE Budget Updates
    Infographic
    Capstone Report


     

    If you have not signed up for a subcommittee, you may do so here.  As always, you are welcome to attend a subcommittee meeting without signing up as a member.


    If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.  Agenda

  • April 6, 2022 - Community Forum

    DAC Executive Committee Meeting (prior to community meeting) - 5:45-6:15 pm, Instructional Support Facility, Room 102

  • 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 April 1, 2022