What is School Accountability Committee (SAC)?

The purpose of the SAC is to inform, encourage and provide opportunities for parent and community members to be involved in the planning and evaluation of the school’s instructional program and quality improvement processes. The SAC makes recommendations concerning the school’s Performance, Improvement, Priority Improvement, or Turnaround plan, and meets at least quarterly to discuss implementation of the school’s plan and other progress pertinent to the school’s accreditation contract with the Board of Education.

2019-2020 Meetings & Minutes

Where: SCE Tech Lab

Time: 4:15-5:30 pm

  • September 12, 2019 – SAC Training
  • October 1, 2019 (Agenda, Minutes)
  • December 3, 2019 (Agenda, Minutes)
  • February 11, 2020 (Agenda, Minutes)
  • March 3, 2020
  • May 5, 2020 
  • * dates are subject to change

2019-2020 Committee Members

SAC Chair: Marcy Loughran - Term 2018-2020

DAC Liaison: Toni Knepp - Term 2019-2021

SAC Recorder: Katie Lemeshewsky - Term 2019-2021

PTO Liaison: Sharon Kolleth - Term 2018-2020

Community Rep: Karen Wendling - Term 2019-2021

Teacher Rep: Kathy Landgrave

Teacher Rep: Jenna Marshall

Principal: Casey Whitehurst

Assistant Principal: Melissa Reister

Helpful Links

DAC - The District Accountability Committee helps to collect feedback from School Accountability Committees and then advises the Board of Education regarding spending priorities.

Parent University - The Parent University is designed to support and empower parents to become leaders and advocates for their child's learning.

Rest of the Story Articles - DCSD wants families, staff, and community members to know the full story (beyond the info you might learn from reporters and the news).

SAC Bylaws - adopted October 25, 2017

Who attends SAC meetings?

There shall be seven voting members consisting of:

  1. Principal – The principal of the school or the principal’s designee.
  2. Teacher – One teacher who provides instruction at the school.
  3. Three parents or legal guardians – Three parents or legal guardians of students enrolled in the school.
  4. PTO Adult – One adult member of an organization of parents, teachers, and students (PT)) recognized by the school.
  5. Community – One person from the community not otherwise included above (Article IV, Section A, 1-4) and, if practical, represents the business community. “Community” is defined broadly to mean lives or owns a business in Douglas County and is not a relative of or a legal guardian of a student attending the school they represent.
  6. Non-Voting Members - At the option of the SAC, non-voting members may be selected by a simple majority vote of the above voting members. Non-voting members will be active participants in SAC, but will not be called upon to vote should a vote of the SAC be necessary.