School Accountability Committee (SAC)

Annual SAC Survey

Hello RMAE community,
In the last few months, SAC (School Accountability Committee) has undertaken surveys of the parents, staff and students. Although our full report will not be presented to the Board of Directors until their June meeting, we wanted to share with you some of the key findings of the parent and staff surveys before the end of the school year. We are happy to report that the results show that RMAE is strongly on a road to recovery.

Please see the 2017 RMAE Parent/Staff Survey Preliminary Report. The aggregate data (without the written comments) will be made available to the community soon.

Please contact Russ Arnold ( or other members of SAC if you have any questions about the surveys, the data, or the findings.

Please also consider joining SAC for the upcoming year. The committee meets once a month and is involved with advising the Board on annual and long terms goals for the school and its curriculum. If you are interested please also contact Russ Arnold.

Thank you for your participation in the survey.
Russ Arnold, SAC Chair

SAC News

Dear RMAE community,

I am writing to invite you to join our SAC (School Accountability Committee) for this year. We are currently looking for 4 or 5 additional parent representatives and a community representative to serve on this important committee. SAC is a state mandated subcommittee of the Board of Directors that works with the school administration and the BOD to improve RMAE’s academic performance. SAC consists of members of the school administration, teachers, parents, and a community representative. Each member would serve either a 1 or 2 year term.

Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday November 7th at 3:30pm in the Spanish Room. In this meeting we will be choosing leadership positions for this year and selecting the best day and time to meet for the remainder of the school year. We also plan to discuss and hopefully finalize our Unified Improvement Plan (UIP), which helps us identify and prioritize our academic goals for the year. If you are interested in being a part of SAC, but are not available for this upcoming meeting, please contact Russ Arnold (

I am hopeful that you will consider joining SAC to help us build on the strong academic program of RMAE. We have an important opportunity to work with the interim director to set appropriate goals for the year and identify key steps we can take to improve our academic performance going forward. This is a great way to be involved in creating the kind of learning environment described in our RMAE vision, one that “encourages growth in character, academic achievement and the love of learning, resulting in responsible, productive citizens.”

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Russ Arnold, SAC Parent Representative


About SAC

What is SAC?

The State of Colorado requires all schools to have a School Accountability Committee (SAC).

Comprised of the school’s director, teachers, staff, parents and community members, SAC serves in an advisory role to the director and board of directors regarding the school’s academic performance.

What Does SAC Do?

Based on state and district policies, a SAC is asked to perform the following:

  • Make recommendations regarding spending priorities
  • Provide input to the state required school Unified Improvement Plan (UIP)
  • Meet at least quarterly to discuss the implementation of the school’s improvement plan and review the school’s performance against the plan
  • Provide input regarding the director’s development plan and evaluation
  • Help increase the level of parent engagement within the school community

How Does SAC Do This?

Here at RMAE, SAC meets monthly to help achieve its stated goals. With the use of the Unified Improvement Plan (UIP) and the RMAE Surveys (parent, staff and student), SAC is able to create yearly goals and objectives, as well as provide recommendations to the director and board of directors regarding the school’s performance.

SAC Membership

RMAE parents and staff are encouraged to join SAC. New positions are available each spring, and terms are two years in length. A member can serve no more than two consecutive terms (4 years), however a member can return to serve again in future years.

SAC Meetings

All SAC meetings are open to the public. We encourage teachers, staff members and parents to join our meetings at any time. Each meeting begins with the opportunity for open comment, providing the chance for anyone to express an opinion or concern.

It is required by the state that all SACs post their meeting times, agendas and meeting minutes. Please refer to the RMAE website and calendar for this information.