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District Accountability Advisory Council DAAC

WPS District Accountability Advisory Council (DAAC)

If you want to learn more about WPS, meet a variety of district officials, share information with your school community and get to know engaged parents from schools across the District, we hope you consider applying for the 2023-2024 WPS District Accountability Advisory Council (DAAC).

WPS DAAC will allow you and other community members to expand your knowledge of our District’s mission, operations, and strategic priorities. You will leave the program with a solid understanding of the business and governance side of the educational system, providing you with the leadership skills to be a more engaged community member. This invaluable learning opportunity will allow the District to hear from you and the community. 

We are accepting applications now until September 21. Depending on the applicant pool size, all applicants may not be accepted into this year’s program. Every effort will be made to ensure that all parents are provided an opportunity to become engaged in their school or District.

Monthly Meetings

Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month from 6 to 8:00 p.m. at the Robert J. Landgraf Center for Teaching Excellence, 3454 W 72nd Ave, Westminster, CO 80030.

DAAC Responsibilities

  • Recommending to its local school board priorities for spending school district monies
  • Submitting recommendations to the local school board concerning the preparation of the District's Performance, Improvement, Priority Improvement or Turnaround plan (whichever is applicable)
  • 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 DAAC's option, reviewing any renewal application prior to consideration by the local school board
  • At least annually, cooperatively determining, with the local school board, the areas and issues, in addition to budget issues, that the DAC shall study and make recommendations upon
  • At its option, meeting at least quarterly to discuss whether district leadership, personnel, and infrastructure are advancing or impeding the implementation of the District's performance, improvement, priority improvement, or turnaround plan, whichever is applicable
  • 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

When the DAAC recommends spending priorities, it must make reasonable efforts to consult in a substantive manner with the School Accountability Committees (SACs) in the District. Likewise, in preparing recommendations for and advising on the district plan, the DAAC must make reasonable efforts to consult in a substantive manner with the SACs in the District and must submit to the local school board the school performance, improvement, priority improvement and turnaround plans submitted by the SACs.

DAAC Members

Each local Board of Education is responsible for either appointing or creating a process for electing the members of a DAAC. At a minimum, the committee must consist of the following:

  • At least three parents of students enrolled in the District
  • At least one teacher employed by the District
  • At least one school administrator employed by the District
  • At least one person is involved in business in the community within the district boundaries

 

ryan mccoy

 

Ryan McCoy

Executive Director, Post-Secondary and Workforce Readiness