Community involvement in a foundational value of Elizabeth School District, from booster clubs to PTCOs to the Board of Education. One crucial aspect, both from a legal aspect and with regard to community participation, accountability and engagement, is the board’s organization of advisory committees and councils.
Currently, ESD has three such committees/councils:
District Advisory Committee
State and federal education legislation emphasizes the inclusion of families in the educational accountability process. The District Advisory Committee (DAC) is a legally-constituted accountability and advisory committee of parent representatives and teachers from every school in the district.
Colorado State Statute 22-11-302 requires DAC members to act in an advisory capacity to the Board of Education on a variety of topics including:
- The district budget;
- Unified improvement plans;
- Family engagement; and
- Other projects as determined by the BOE (parent surveys, MLO oversight, etc.)
The DAC meets three to four times throughout the school year, and members have an opportunity to hear district updates and provide input on a variety of topics. DAC members are responsible for ongoing communication with their School Accountability Committee (SAC).
Board Curriculum Review Council
This committee composed of parents, teachers, administrators, and community members will review proposed changes in our curriculum materials and make recommendations to our board on future adoptions and purchases.
Finance Advisory Council
This board committee incorporates financial expertise from members of our community to assist in examining district budgets, financial expenditures, and overall fiscal planning for our school district.