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If you have any questions, please contact Steve Getchell at steve.getchell@dcsdk12.org
Have a safe and fun summer!
Copper Mesa is a dedicated community which empowers learners in a diverse and changing world.  We are a pre-kindergarten thru sixth grade school located in Highlands Ranch, Colorado and part of the Douglas County School District.

Our Mission at Copper Mesa:
We are a neighborhood school that:

Engages the whole child
Inspires and delivers excellence
Meets and exceeds the needs of all learners
Commits to a safe and nurturing environment


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Copper Mesa Public Calendar

Text Box: School Budget Priorities for 2016-2017 School Year:  Low Class Sizes  Copper Mesa Elementary

 SAC Agenda:



Meeting Date: April 19, 2017

Meeting Location: Library

Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.



Monthly School Accountability Committee (SAC) Meetings are designed 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 process.  SAC bylaws can be found on the CME website. 


Minutes from the meetings are posted on the CME website subsequent to the meeting date and upon review and approval of the committee.


SAC Members Present:


·      Steve Getchell, Principal

·      Ann O’Connell, Chair, Parent

·      Heather Wiidakas, Vice-Chair, Parent

·      Penny Lynch, DAC Liaison, Parent

·      Melissa Johnson, Teacher, or Danielle Elliott, Learning Specialist, Parent

·      Tina Johns, Community Representative

·      Marcia Nelson, CMEA Liaison, Parent



Meeting Agenda:


      Follow up from last meeting or new Topics (30 minutes):


·       Final updates on budget/staffing for 2017-2018 school year


·       Final update on UIP priorities


·       Discussion/thoughts by committee and community regarding input/concerns for current school year and 2017-2018 school year.


·       SAC elections for 2017-2018 school year/suggestions regarding any SAC modification or improvements needed


·       New SAC bylaws


§  Session open for parent questions/comments 10 minutes


      Principal’s Report (30 minutes):


·      End of year report



§  Session open for parent questions/comments 10 minutes



      CMEA Report: (5 minutes)



      DAC Update: (5 minutes)



      Open Forum: (time remaining)


·      Discuss any additional community concerns and input or additional topics




Next Meeting topics:

Action Items and Parking Lot



Meeting Dates:

September 21, 2016

October 19, 2016

November 16, 2016 (location at CME TBD) CANCELLED

January 18, 2017

February 15, 2017

March 29, 2017

April 19, 2017