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District Accountability Committee (DAC)

District Accountability Committee Responsibilities

  1. Budget:  Recommending to its local school board priorities for spending school district moneys;

  2. Strategic Plan (UIP):  Submitting recommendations to the local school board concerning preparation of the district’s Performance, Improvement, Priority Improvement or Turnaround plan (whichever is applicable);

  3. Charter Schools:  Reviewing any charter school applications received by the local school board and, if the local school board receives a charter school renewal application and upon request of the district and at the DAC’s option, reviewing any renewal application prior to consideration by the local school board;

  4. Areas & Issues:  At least annually, cooperatively determining, with the local school board, areas and issues, in addition to budget issues, the DAC shall study and make recommendations upon;

  5. Assessment Tools:  Providing input and recommendations to principals, on an advisory basis, concerning the development and use of assessment tools to measure and evaluate student academic growth as it relates to teacher evaluations.

  6. ESSA Activities:  For districts receiving ESSA funds, consulting with all required stakeholders with regard to federally funded activities; and

  7. Recruit:  Publicizing opportunities to serve and soliciting parents to serve on the DAC (per HB 15‐ 1321, small rural districts may waive this requirement);

  8. Family Engagement Policy:  Assisting the district in implementing the district’s family engagement policy (per HB 15‐ 1321, small rural districts may waive this state requirement; it should be noted that districts accepting Title I funds must still meet the Title I requirement in adopting a districtwide parent involvement policy);

  9. Family Engagement with Student Plans:  Assisting school personnel to increase family engagement with educators, including families’ engagement in creating