By Dana Miller, Accountability Committee
As many of you know, Jefferson County schools are transitioning to a K-5/6-8/9-12 model. What many of you are probably not aware of is the impact that change will have (and is already having) on D’Evelyn Jr./Sr. High School and Dennison Elementary School. Because of this change, the first Accountability meeting on September 11th at 5:30 pm in the D’Evelyn library is being utilized to educate our community on the impact this change is having and will have for D’Evelyn. A subcommittee is currently working on solutions for this issue but we need and welcome community input.
In addition to the 6th grade transition dilemma, the Accountability Committee will be seeking input on other potential topics as they relate to D’Evelyn. In the past, student awards, student rank, and other issues have been raised but we need to hear from you. At our first meeting you will have the ability to provide input on these matters and take an active role in making D’Evelyn a better place.
Another area we need parent involvement is on hiring committees and curriculum/textbook reviews. To be eligible to participate on these committees, you need to attend short 20-minute trainings that will be provided during accountability meetings. Accountability meetings are on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 5:30 pm and the more people we can get involved, the greater our school will be. So, please mark your calendars to attend the Accountability committee meetings and gain a greater knowledge of our school while giving back.
The Accountability Committee advises both the Principal and the Steering Committee by evaluating the schools effectiveness and researching pertinent issues.