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School Advisory Council (SAC)

What is SAC? SAC stands for School Accountability Committee.The purpose of the SAC is 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 processes.  The SAC makes recommendations concerning the school’s Performance, Improvement, Priority Improvement, or Turnaround plan, and meets at least quarterly to discuss implementation of the school’s plan and other progress pertinent to the school’s accreditation contract with the Board of Education. The SAC also makes recommendations to the principal for prioritizing spending of school monies.  Final decision-making authority rests with the principal or other person or group receiving the recommendation from the SAC (e.g., The Superintendent, District Accountability Committee (“DAC”) or Board of Education).

Who is involved? The SAC board consists of the Principal, a Teacher Representative, at least 4 Parent Representatives, and a Community Representative. Of the seven positions noted on the board, 4 of those mentioned take on the role of Chair, Vice Chair, Recorder, and DAC (District Accountability Committee) Liaison by a vote of the 7-member board. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend the meetings.

What do attendees do at SAC meetings? The parents who attend the meetings will have an opportunity to just sit and listen to the discussions between the Principal and the rest of the SAC board members and any guest speakers. Parent guests at the SAC meeting have no expectations placed upon them, other than to understand the material presented at the meetings and be a positive voice in the community while sharing the information with others. If desired, there is an open forum at the end of each meeting where parents can bring any appropriate concerns in front of the SAC board.

Why should you participate in SAC? Do you want to get involved in your child’s school? Do you want to know more about Pine Lane’s educational practices and how they apply to your student(s)?  Do you have questions, thoughts, ideas about Pine Lane’s curriculum, instruction and assessment practices?  Do you have ideas, suggestions and thoughts about how to improve our school?  This is the group for you!

When are our SAC meetings? The Pine Lane Elementary SAC typically meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted below), from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, in our North Campus Innovation Lab. Our meeting dates as of August 2017 are noted below:

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 (CHANGED TO TUESDAY, 10.24.17- MORE INFO BELOW)
Thursday, November 15, 2017 
No Meeting - December 2017
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Thursday, March 28, 2018 (Day change due to Spring Break)
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 (Moved to 4.25.1 - This will be a joint meeting with the PLE PTO.SAC Meeting - 4:30 to 5:45/PTO Meeting - 5:45 to 7:00)
Wednesday, May 15, 2018 (Special SAC Community Meeting @ 4:30 in the North Campus Gym)
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 (IF NEEDED)

                                                                                   *****PLEASE NOTE***** 

We have added a new date for a special SAC meeting so we can discuss the process of finding our next principal. Also, Carrie Stephenson (Executive Director of Schools -  Parker Region:  Chaparral, Legend and Ponderosa Feeders) will be joining us to talk about the process and to get our feedback/input on selecting the next principal. We invite all our PLE community to come and take part in helping us in this process, so please come!  If you are unable to attend, please feel free to send any questions/concerns/input directly to Chester Shaw (SAC Chair), Jason Starkey (PLE Principal), Jenn Gammel (PTO President) or to our PLE SAC email (all listed below).  We need and welcome your feedback and participation in this process, as we get ready for our next school year! 

Here are the dates for the interview process. 

May 21st - 1st Round
May 24th - Second Round
May 25 - Final Round 

We hope to announce our next Principal the following week. 


SAC Membership/Officers (VM-Voting Member)

Parent Representative: Chester Shaw (VM); Office - Chairperson;
Parent Representative: Jenny Delgado (VM)
Parent Representative: Janette Barela (VM)
Teacher Representative: Deidre Lintelmann/Jean Montgomery (VM)
PTO Representative: Jennifer Gammel (VM)
Principal: Jason Starkey (VM)
Community Member: Open (VM)

Upcoming Events

Chaparral Feeder Unified SAC MeetingFebruary 1 (Tues); 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at Sierra Middle School 6651 East Pine Lane Avenue, Parker  Agenda
DAC Winter Forum - February 13 (Tues); 5:30 pm - 9 pm at Mesa Middle School, 365 North Mitchell Street, Castle Rock DAC Flyer Livestream Replay
BOE Meeting - February 6 (Tues), 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Board Room 3rd Floor, 620 Wilcox St, Castle Rock

BOE Meeting - February 20 (Tues), 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Board Room 3rd Floor, 620 Wilcox St, Castle Rock

DCSD Special Education Task Force Meeting - February 21 (Wed), 5 pm - 7 pm at Mesa Middle School, 365 North Mitchell Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 More info

DCSD Special Education Task Force Meeting - March 14 (Wed), 5 pm - 7 pm at Board Room 3rd Floor, 620 Wilcox St, Castle Rock More info

Douglas County School District SAC Resources

Douglas County School District DAC Resources

Colorado Department of Education Resources

Meeting Agendas

PLE SAC Meeting Agenda 10.24.17

Meeting Minutes

PLE SAC - Meeting Minutes 01.18.17

Meeting Handouts and More Information

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