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AED - Accreditation: AED

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AED - Accreditation: AED

The Superintendent believes it is a primary responsibility to provide leadership in the area of student achievement. To foster greater accountability and enhance improvement in student achievement, the Superintendent shall enter into an accreditation contract with the State Board of Education regarding district accreditation and shall accredit the schools within the district.

District accreditation

The accreditation contract shall bind the Superintendent to manage the district and its schools to meet certain standards, goals and requirements over the term of the contract, in accordance with the Education Accountability Act of 2009 and applicable State Board rules. In conjunction with accreditation, the Superintendent is committed to adopting academic standards for student learning, achievement performance levels, systems for measuring student achievement and methods for improving student achievement.

School accreditation

While the state accredits the district, the Superintendent accredits the schools within the district, including district charter schools. The Superintendent or his/her designee will develop a school accreditation process for the Superintendent’s input and approval. Such process shall be developed in accordance with the Education Accountability Act of 2009.

Pursuant to the Superintendent’s constitutional and statutory authority to control instruction in its schools and determine the allocation of district resources, the Superintendent shall review and approve all school plans, regardless of whether the plan is a performance, improvement, priority improvement or turnaround plan. Each school plan shall be submitted to the Colorado Department of Education in accordance with the timelines prescribed by applicable State Board rules