Collaborative School Committee

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In DPS, most schools have a Collaborative School Committee (CSC) to enhance student achievement, parent engagement and positive school culture through collaboration. The CSC generally includes the following representatives:

  • What is a Collaborative School Committee?
    The Collaborative School Committee (CSC) brings together families, staff and community members to create and implement a plan to promote high achievement within a school. This committee meets on a regular basis throughout the school year and is an opportunity for key stakeholders to have a voice in their school. Colorado law requires all schools to have a CSC to increase the amount of accountability and family involvement in our schools.
  • What is this group responsible for doing?
    This group works with school leaders to provide feedback on important school decisions. These decisions may include ways to improve academic performance, budgets, and the school’s program.
  • Why does my school have one?
    Every school in the Denver Public School system has one. Colorado law requires all schools to have this kind of group to increase the amount of accountability and parent involvement in our schools. (To learn more about that law, please click here.)
  • Interested in joining your school’s committee?
    Contact the principal directly.
  • School leaders:
    CSC documents are also located on Principal Portal

Collaborative School Committee Documents »

» Building Effective Collaborative School Committees

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Objectives:

  • Learn background information on the policies that define CSCs.
  • Gain insight into the roles and responsibilities of CSC members.
  • Learn information to help them build committees that understand their purpose and scope of duties, and be more effective in supporting school achievement goals.

» Membership

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Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the committee’s operational requirements.
  • Feel supported in developing a strong and diverse committee that will be able to run effective meetings

» Unified Improvement Plan, Budget and School Performance Framework

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Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the CSC’s Unified Improvement Plan (UIP).
  • Learn about budgeting roles and indicators that guide decision-making.
  • Gain support for the development of a CSC whose members understand their role with supporting the two most important tasks while serving on the CSC.
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