Elizabeth Schools could never achieve its mission without the strong support of the parents, community, and volunteers. Volunteer groups do everything from working in classrooms to serving on advisory committees. Thousands of people unite each year to give the precious gift of their time to ensure our students get a great education. Please contact your preferred school and/or district department to ask about available volunteer opportunities.
District Accountability Committee (DAC)
In Colorado, it is a statutory requirement for every school district to have a District Accountability Committee (DAC). The DAC provides opportunities for parents and community members to become informed about and to be involved in making recommendations concerning the preparation of the district’s improvement plans (performance, improvement, priority improvement, or turnaround), and cooperatively determining other areas and issues to address recommendations on.
The DAC will advise the Board of Education on whether the district is accredited or accredited with distinction, accredited with improvement, accredited with priority improvement, or accredited with turnaround, concerning preparation of the district performance plan and make recommendations to the Board of Education concerning the contents of the district performance plan.
The DAC will help the Board of Education in defining and measuring academic and safety quality and to expand the life opportunities and options of the students in the Elizabeth School District.
The DAC reviews and makes recommendations to the Board of Education concerning the School Accountability Committee(SAC) plans to adopt the School Improvement Plan (SIP) with goals and objectives for the improvement of education in the school. The DAC, following consultation with the SAC, makes recommendations to the Board of Education relative to the prioritization of expenditures of School District funds. Evening monthly meetings of the DAC are held at 5:30 pm on the third Wednesday in the board room, commencing in September.
Elizabeth Education Foundation
The Elizabeth Education Foundation (EFF) is a non-profit corporation organized to benefit the Elizabeth School District. We award funds through Grants for Teachers to provide additional services and education programs to further the educational excellence, supplement existing programs and create new programs where current district funding was not available.
The EEF also recognizes Students Taking Accountability and Responsibility Seriously (STARS) through our STARS banquet each spring. These students have a positive impact not only in their respective schools, but also within the community. To fund the Grants for Teachers, the EEF has several methods of fundraising, including our Reloadable Grocery Gift Cards and the AmazonSmile program. More information about these two can be found at our website, www.elizabethEF.org.