District Advisory Committee Description

 

PACT Charter School

Original Creation Date: October 2009
Last Approved By: PACT Charter School Board of Directors
Last Approved Date: November 11, 2020
Year Reviewed: 2020-2021


 

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE

The primary purpose of the District Advisory Committee (DAC) is to ensure active community participation in all phases of planning and improving the instruction and curriculum affecting state and local academic standards.

This will be done by working with the administration, staff, and the committees of the School Board to analyze data and recommend rigorous academic standards as student achievement goals for school improvement. (Reference MN Statute 120B.11, Subd 3 (https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=120b.11#stat.120B.11.3)

 

MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA

The DAC will consist of two or more teachers or staff members (with representation from both the Elementary and Secondary programs), three or more parents, one or more students, and community member(s). The Executive Directors and Curriculum Instruction and Assessment Coordinator will be considered members by position. Parents, community members, and students may request membership and are subject to School Board approval. The administration selects teachers/staff based upon experience, desire to serve in this capacity, and committee needs throughout the school. Teacher/staff committee members will be rotated every two to three years in a way that maintains a balance of new and returning members. The School Board will confirm the appointments of this committee.

Decisions require a quorum to be present. A quorum for the DAC consists of three current members of the committee with at least one parent and one teacher member. All approved or appointed members to have immediate voting rights upon Board approval.

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP

The DAC will report directly to the PACT School Board and work collaboratively with other committees and the Executive Directors toward school improvement goals.

 

MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Each member has the responsibility to be familiar with PACT policies and philosophies that are pertinent to the program.
  2. All members have the responsibility to be informed on those items that directly apply to the DAC through regular attendance and reading the minutes/notes from each meeting.
  3. The committee shall elect the chair and vice-chair of the DAC in May of each year.
  4. The chair will set the agenda and communicate with the administration on behalf of the committees, review meeting minutes of the meetings sent by the clerk, and work with committee members to ensure confidentiality of all survey information.
  5. The vice-chair will fill the chair role in the absence of the chair. Also, the vice-chair will serve as the voice of the DAC when the chair is not available or is needed in two places simultaneously.
  6. The chair or vice-chair will keep minutes for the meeting when the clerk is unavailable. They will also identify action points from each meeting.

COMMITTEE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. The DAC will analyze data and develop recommendations for ongoing school improvement in collaboration with the administration and the committees of the Board.
  2. The DAC will approve the annual stakeholders' survey before implementation.
  3. The DAC will analyze and report the annual stakeholder survey results.
  4. The DAC will maintain and recommend approval of such policies as are deemed necessary to complete the committee’s tasks. Such policies shall be subject to School Board approval.
  5. The DAC will recommend to the School Board rigorous academic standards, student achievement goals, district assessments, and program evaluations.
  6. The DAC will work with the administration and committees of the Board to request funds as needed to support school improvement.
  7. Minutes will be taken of all meetings delineating major topics, discussion, and action points.
  8. Meeting dates will be posted in advance on the school calendar. A committee calendar will be approved by the School Board prior to the upcoming school year, which will cover August through June. The DAC will abide by the 207 - Open & Closed Meeting Policy
  9. The DAC will comply with the Advanced Notice of Agenda Policy, by posting their agendas a minimum of 48 hours in advance of any meeting and indicating which items will require a vote at the meeting.
  10. Voting: All decisions made within these committees will be determined by a majority vote. Each committee member will carry one vote.

 

 

Contact Us

PACT Charter School
7250 East Ramsey Parkway
Ramsey, MN 55303 

Phone: 763-712-4200
Absence line: 763-712-4200, ext. 2
Fax: 763-712-4201

 

MAP & DIRECTIONS

Office Hours

School Year
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Teachers leave @ 3:30 p.m. 

Non-School Fridays
7:30 a.m. - Noon

School Breaks
Monday | Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesday | Thursday: 8 a.m. - noon
Closed Holidays and Fridays

 

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