Collaborative School Committee (CSC)

2023-2024 Meeting Dates

Meetings are virtual from 5:30-6:30 and can be joined here.

Meeting ID: 897 2455 0472
Passcode: FdJa3i


Meeting Notes

September 2023


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. We recommend that the CSC serves as the primary family involvement structure for schools, and that the other structures (such as Title I Family Engagement and ELA Parent Advisory Committees) function as subcommittees.
Colorado law requires all schools to have a CSC to increase the amount of accountability and family involvement in our schools. (To learn more about the law and guiding DPS Board of Education policies, see the “Relevant laws and policies” section below.)

What are the CSC’s responsibilities?
Every school is required by state statute to have a School Accountability Committee (SAC), which are known as CSCs in Denver. The CSC is responsible for:  

Providing guidance, evaluation, and recommendations to the Principal and/or the Instructional Superintendent about:

The CSC does NOT:

What is the difference between CSCs and PTAs?
As explained above, CSCs are required by state law and have specified responsibilities and structures. While parent-teacher organizations can look and feel similar to a CSC — in that they are comprised of parents and teachers, and facilitate family-school partnership — they serve different functions. The National Parent-Teacher Association is an advocacy organization focused on engaging and empowering families in schools. Parent-teacher organizations can work with the National PTA to formalize governance structures and receive membership benefits. For more information about PTAs, contact Cindy Daisley of the Colorado PTA at cindydaisley@copta.org.