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School Accountability Committee (SAC)

It’s parents, teachers, community, it’s YOU! In Colorado, it is a statutory requirement for every school to have a School Accountability Committee (SAC). The purpose of the SAC is to inform, encourage and provide opportunities for parent and community members to be involved in the planning and evaluation of the school’s instructional program and quality improvement processes. The SAC makes recommendations concerning the School’s performance, improvement, priority improvement, or turnaround plan, and meets to discuss implementation of the School’s plan and other progress pertinent to STEM’s accreditation contract with the Board of Education. The SAC makes recommendations to the director for prioritizing spending of school money.

SAC Meetings

SAC normally meets the third Wednesday of the month from 6-8 p.m. For the time being, all SAC meetings will be held via Zoom. Links to meetings can be found on the All-School Calendar. Please use the High School entrance. If you’d like a meeting reminder, please email to be included on the Meeting Reminder email list.

Why Join SAC?

Educating our children is a partnership between families and educators; the STEM SAC is a great forum for parents to be involved in their children’s school.The SAC welcomes all parents and community members to attend their meetings to learn more about the “business” of educating our students.

SAC Logo

SAC Members

  • David Emge, SAC Chair
  • Kelly Reyna, SAC Vice-Chair
  • Amy Winans, SAC Recorder
  • Tamara Emge, DAC & SAC/PTO Liaison
  • Kelly Reyna, SAC Parent Representative
  • Angela Tolar, SAC Parent Representative
  • Carla Gustafson, SAC Parent Representative
  • Erin Gomez, SAC Parent Representative
  • Dr. Karen Johnson, Director’s Designee
  • Michelle Gasser, Elementary Teacher Representative
  • TBA, Secondary Teacher Representative
  • TBA, Community Representative

SAC Documents

Who To Contact

If you have questions about SAC, please email