• District Accountability Advisory Committee Helps with Key Decisions


    They meet once a month and they give the Board of Education a unique perspective on what parents and teachers in District 50 are thinking. It’s called the District Accountability and Advisory Committee (DAAC) and this month members were appointed for the 2013-14 school year.

    DAAC provides guidance on budget and accreditation issues and makes recommendations surrounding innovation and charter schools.

    The Colorado Department of Education requires every school district to create a DAAC, but District 50 goes well beyond the minimum requirement. District 50 has a parent representative from every school, as well as a teacher and principal representative from the elementary, middle and high school level.

    “This is a committee comprised of some of the most active parents from every school in the District,” said Board member Dino Valente, who is the Board Liaison to the group. “They are the eyes and the ears of what is happening in our District.”

    “DAAC is very valuable,” said Jenni Gotto, who is Director of Assessment and Technology and the administrative representative to DAAC. “We listen closely to their point of view. It’s a great asset to have.”

    Dawn Bair is chair of the group and says the time serving in DAAC or at individual schools is well worth it. “If you want to know what is going on in your child's education and your community get involved with your local school,” she said.

    Posted October 31, 2013