State law requires a charter school to have a School Advisory Council [22-7-106 et. al., C.R.S.], unless waived. The School Advisory Council law, enacted before the Charter Schools Act, was designed to increase meaningful parental involvement in public schools. Charter schools have some flexibility in its implementation. Charter school governing boards may establish the School Advisory Council (SAC) as a board subcommittee to develop the School Accreditation Plan in alignment with the strategic plan. Ultimately, it is the charter school’s authorizer that determines how a school implements its School Accountability Committee.
The purpose of Platte River Academy’s School Accountability Committee (SAC) is to encourage and provide opportunities for parent and community members to be informed about and involved in the planning and evaluation of the school’s instructional program and quality improvement processes. By definition, the SAC is an advisory body, which makes recommendations to PRA’s Administration and Governing Board; final decision-making authority rests with the principal and/or the Governing Board.
- October 26, 2017
- February 22, 2018
To contact all members of the School Accountability Committee: SAC@prak8.org