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SSHS and District Committees

As required by the Colorado Department of Education’s policy, all schools and districts are required by state law to convene an Accountability Committee. 

  • School Accountability Committee (SAC)Steamboat Springs High School has a SAC that meets quarterly and has the same responsibilities listed below for the DAC.  SAC Meetings will be held quarterly after PIC meetings. Everyone is welcome.

  • District Accountability Committee (DAC) Committee:  According to statute, parent, school and community representatives meet quarterly to discuss a number of issues:

    • Publicize and discuss strategies for district and individual schools’ performance/improvement plans

    • Provide recommendations on school priorities for spending moneys, including federal funds, where applicable

    • Provide input and recommendations concerning principals’ development plans and evaluations

    • Publicize opportunities to serve in this committee

    • Assist the District in its family engagement policy, assist school personnel to increase family engagement with teachers for REAd plans, career and academic plans, etc.

    • Dates for DAC meetings will be posted. Contact Deb Ginesta for more information or serving on the DAC:

  • The Board of Education (School Board):  The school board establishes a vision for our schools that reflects a consensus of the board, community and district staff. The school board has a wide variety of additional responsibilities, such as adopting a balanced annual budget, adopting the school calendar, negotiating contracts with teachers, approving curriculum and constructing schools, evaluating and hiring the superintendent.  Parents are encouraged to attend the bi-weekly meetings. Parents may also run for school board. The Steamboat Springs School Board has five members plus the district superintendent. 

  • Steamboat Springs Education FundThe Steamboat Springs Education Fund (SSEF) is a non-profit, independent corporation that administers the proceeds of the half cent sales tax to expand resources and enhance the educational achievement of students in the Steamboat Springs, Soroco and Hayden school districts.  All board and commission meetings are open to the public.  The community is encouraged to attend and participate in the public commentary. Parents may also volunteer to be on EFB or the Commission. More info at 

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