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School Accountability Committee

About the School Accountability Committee

The School Accountability Committee (SAC) exists as mandated by Colorado's Education Accountability Act of 2009.  The SAC at Free Horizon Montessori is comprised of parents, faculty, and the Assistant Principal and or Principal who collaborate with school leadership to ensure we are accountable to FHM's mission and vision.  The SAC meets monthly to develop, implement, analyze, and report on community surveys that address three main areas:

  • academics

  • culture and climate

  • safety and security

The SAC analyzes academic and school survey data to inform and make recommendations to the Principal and Board of Directors regarding the Unified Improvement Plan.

In support of this work, the SAC is responsible for the following:

  • Report progress to the community regarding goals reported to the Colorado Department of Education in the prior school year’s Unified Improvement Plan (UIP),

  •  Evaluate both surveys of parents, staff, students, and alumni, and collective student testing patterns.

  •  Report data and associated recommendations to the FHM Leadership and the FHM Community.

  • Maintain open communication with the school community and advise the Principal regarding ways to improve our educational programs, environment, and school climate.

We encourage you to become a SAC member, or participate in SAC meetings as you are able, to share your ideas and concerns with the committee in order to make FHM the best school it can be. We welcome guests and have time allotted for guest comments. If you would like to join us please contact the SAC President or Donnetta MacDonald so we can adjust the time allowed for public comments.

Current School Accountability Committee Members

The committee is comprised of parents, faculty, and Principal (or designee).

Committee Member

Role

Contact

Judy Luehring, Community Member

President

email

Jenny Riegel

Parent


Dave Wells

Parent


Jen Stickel

Parent

 

Alison Fuhr

Board Liaison

 

Clark Frye

Board Liaison

 

Donnetta MacDonald, Assistant Principal

Principal's Designee

email

Jesse Ornelis, Student Success Coach & Assessment Coord.

Faculty


Miranda Anderson

Faculty

 

 
















Accountability Committee Meetings & Documents

The School Accountability Committee holds regular meetings twice monthly from August through November, then once a month from December through May.  Meetings are held virtually from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.  Meetings are listed on the school calendar and open to the public

Find meeting dates and agendas below:

Meeting Date
October 7, 2020 (Virtual) 5:30 - 7:00 pm  Agenda
 November 4, 2020 (Virtual) 5:30 - 7:00 pm Agenda
 
   




Getting Involved with the School Accountability Committee

Each year, the School Accountability Committee seeks parents interested in serving two-year terms.  Please consider this volunteer opportunity to improve your school.  If you are a number-cruncher at heart, this is the perfect place for you to fulfill your 30-hour/year volunteer commitment for your family. 

Requirements:

  • Able to meet for 3-6 hours per month during the school year,
  • Have experience with descriptive statistics and/or survey design/administration,
  • Willing to analyze data from periodic surveys

To apply, please print and complete the SAC Application and submit it to the front office, Donnetta MacDonald's attention.  
 

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