Collaborative School Committee (CSC)
The Collaborative School Committee (CSC) is a group of teachers, parents, community members, and school administration who come together to determine specific actions surrounding a few key topics. See below for more information.
Current Members of Fairmont’s CSC:
|Name||Type of Member|
|Maureen (Mo) Blau||Teacher|
|Kathryne (Katie) Reed||Teacher/Secretary|
Purposes and Scope: The purposes and scope of the collaborative school committee shall be:
- to enhance student achievement and school climate by engaging the school community in collaborative efforts supporting the school and District’s goals.
- to provide strategic direction in support of the school’s mission and vision as stated in the School Improvement Plan (SIP). The SIP, with the school’s program design, should serve as the strategic plan for the school.
- to be in compliance with state and federal law, regulations of the Colorado Department of Education, applicable U.S. District Court orders, the District Affirmative Action plan, the DPS/DCTA Agreement, other contracts and District mandates.
- Meetings of the collaborative school committees will be open to the public. Notice of these meetings will be posted in appropriate public places. A copy of the agenda will be publicly posted and made available one working day before the meeting and the minutes from the meeting will also be publicly posted and made available.
The collaborative school committee will:
- work collaboratively with the school community that includes the building principal, teachers, staff, students, parents, civic and business leaders, service and neighborhood representatives, and other community members;
- focus on the SIP as its primary responsibility at the school;
- use Multiple Measures and align resources to support the SIP and the school’s program design;
- provide guidance, evaluation and approval for the SIP;
- provide guidance, evaluation, and approval for the annual school budget to insure its alignment with the SIP and the school’s program design;
- act as the School Improvement and Accountability Council (SIAC) for the building;
- establish relationships with parents, community members, civic, service and neighborhood organizations to increase involvement in the school and provide a forum for community input;
- provide guidance, evaluation, and approval for the use of the staffing allocations provided by the District as it relates to the SIP, school budget, and school program design, including consultation regarding adjustments that may be made due to pupil-count issues;
- participate in the principal-selection process by interviewing candidates and recommending candidates to the superintendent;
- participate in the principal’s annual evaluation by giving input on the principal’s involvement in and support of the collaborative committee process;
- review, and when appropriate, approve discipline and safety procedures;
- review, and when appropriate, revise the school calendar and/or schedule;
- make recommendations regarding any changes to the school design to the District Board of Education through the building principal.
The collaborative school committee will not:
- participate in the day-to-day operations of the school;
- be involved in issues relating to individuals (staff, students, or parents) within the school;
- be involved in personnel issues (School Personnel Committee will stand alone in the current DPS/DCTA contract).
Selection for membership should be through volunteers. Elections should be held as needed every year. The composition of the CSC committee should be, at a minimum, as follows:
- Four (4) parent representatives, may be nominated by anyone, including self, and are chosen by the vote of their peers
- Four (4) teacher representatives, may be nominated by anyone, including self, and are chosen by the vote of their peers
- One (1) classified employee representative, may be nominated by anyone, including self, and are chosen by the vote of their peers
- One (1) business/employer or community representative from the local community; is nominated by a member of the CSC and approved by the other members of the CSC committee
- Four (4) students in high schools, two (2) student representatives in middles school; they are selected by the student council. In middle schools, the student representatives will serve in an ex-officio capacity; and,
- The school principal
There shall be no more than two parents or teachers representing any one grade or program.
There must be an equal number of certificated staff and parents on the committee.
(Taken from CSC Handbook 2011-2012)