Collaborative School Committees

In DPS, most schools have a Collaborative School Committee (CSC) to enhance student achievement, parent engagement and positive school culture through collaboration.

The CSC generally includes the following representatives:

  • Principal or Principal’s designee
  • 3 parents
  • 1 teacher
  • 1 adult member of the school recognized organization
  • 1 community member
  • Optional: Classified employee
  • Optional: Students at Middle School and High School levels
Collaborative School Committee Structure
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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. Colorado law requires all schools to have a CSC to increase the amount of accountability and family involvement in our schools.

What is this group responsible for doing?

This group works with school leaders to provide feedback on important school decisions. These decisions may include ways to improve academic performance, budgets, and the school’s program.

Why does my school have one?

Every school in the Denver Public School system has one. Colorado law requires all schools to have this kind of group to increase the amount of accountability and parent involvement in our schools.


Building Effective Collaborative School Committees