School Accountability Committee (SAC)

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Meeting Agenda

Monday, October 9
8:30-9:30am in the cafeteria

Board Members

Patti Katsampes

Jennifer Lofland/Jaimee Myers


Kristen Pung 
PTSA Board Member

Kim Roush 
Teacher Representative

Jeff Gonder
Parent Representative

Kacey Narracci
Parent Representative

Dianne Rabbitt
Parent Representative

Deanne Casari
Parent Representative

Meeting Dates/Times


9/18/17, 6:00-7:00pm Library

10/9/17, 8:30-9:30am Cafeteria

11/13/17, 6:00-7:00pm Library

12/11/17, 8:30-9:30am Cafeteria

1/8/18, 6:00-7:00pm Library

2/12/18, 8:30-9:30am Cafeteria

3/12/18, 6:00-7:00pm Library

4/9/18, 8:30-9:30am Cafeteria

5/14/18, 6:00-7:00pm Library



9/18 minutes

What is an accountability committee?

An accountability committee is a group of parents/guardians, grandparents, or other community members who have a vested interest in public school with a desire to help make positive changes that promote the community school. The committee serves in an advisory capacity to the principal on issues that might affect the entire school community.

Why do we have an accountability committee?

The primary purpose of the accountability committee is to serve in an advisory capacity to the principal and school board on matters that affect that school site. Local school accountability committees shall provide a means for citizens to have an integral part in the decision-making process at the school that he/she serves.

Who can serve as an accountability committee member?

An accountability committee member must be an adult who is a proponent of public education and must have demonstrated continual involvement and service to his/her local school.

Local accountability committees will follow guidelines established in Jefferson County Board Policy AE-R1. These guidelines help compose accountability committees as follows:

  • Each school is responsible for establishing a School Accountability Committee (SAC) and should consist of at least the following seven members:

    • The principal of the school or the principal’s designee
    • At least one teacher who provides instruction in the school
    • At least three parents of students enrolled in the school
    • At least one adult member of an organization of parents, teachers, and students recognized by the school (PTSA)
    • At least one person from the community
  • Generally, a parent who is an employee of the school or who is a spouse, son, daughter, sister, brother, mother or father of a person who is an employee of the school is not eligible to serve on a SAC. However, if, after making good-faith efforts, a principal or organization of parents, teachers and students is unable to find a sufficient number of persons who are willing to serve on the SAC, the principal, with advice from the organization of parents, teachers and students, may establish an alternative membership plan for the SAC that reflects the membership specified above as much as possible
  • Accountability Committees must select one of their parent representatives to serve as chair or co-chair of the committee.

How often do Accountability Committees meet?

The West Woods School Accountability Committee meets every month. Accountability Committees are required to conduct a minimum of 4 meetings, at least one each quarter, per year. Local school accountability committee members must attend 50% or more of the regular scheduled meetings each year.

Accountability Committee meetings are open to all members of the community.


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