Each Denver Public School has a Collaborative School Committee (CSC) with representation from parents, community, faculty, administrators, and classified staff. The purpose and scope of the CSC is to enhance student achievement and school climate by engaging the school community in collaborative efforts supporting the school and District’s goals. The CSC provides strategic direction in support of the school’s mission and vision as stated in the Unified Improvement Plan (UIP). These are district- established indicators of individual school performance and data in the following areas: Attendance, graduation-rate (more high school than elementary), school leadership, instructional quality, student respect, school safety and other measures such as the School Accountability Rating.
WHO WE ARE
The Committee consists of school parents, volunteers, teachers, classified staff and the principal.
WHEN WE MEET
Brown International’s CSC meets on the first Thursday of each month and meetings are open to the public.
- January 2017
- September 2016
- January 2016
- December 2015
- November 2015
- October 2015
- September 2015
- May 2015
- April 2015
- March 2015
- February 2015
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Please read some of the comments past CSC members have said about attending our monthly meetings:
- “CSC has provided direct access to the school and its operations. [Principal] Lynn [Heintzman] has proven to be responsive to parent/students needs and is proactive in addressing issues.” — Lozano
- “It fits my social comfort level and a way for me to volunteer now that I work full-time and I like the content that we get into with the school.” — Kris P
- “I attend CSC to learn about what is going on in my child’s school. I appreciate the more “in-depth” conversation about how this school works- staffing, budget, scores, etc.” — Caiti
- “Connect with the school staff to find out more about the school performance and vision for the future.” — Kim
COLLABORATING WITH STAFF
The staff and CSC at Brown understand the importance of measures like TCAP and the Student Performance Framework in ensuring quality schools and in supporting schools in making data-driven decisions. However, this data is a small piece of the information we need to evaluate our success as a school. In addition to the achievement data provided by the state and the district, student growth data is collected on an ongoing basis throughout the year through assessments (such as: CMAS, iStation, ANET, Bridges math assessments and IB Unit of Inquiry assessments). As a result of the data analysis, teachers identify areas of focus for the year and develop continuing goals for the year. These goals are shared with the community through the State of the School address, as well as presented to the CSC, and we use these goals to guide communication and provide opportunities to talk about status updates, and goals achieved.
For a snapshot of Student Assessment a tool for parents click here: Assessment tool for parents