DCSEAC Board Member Expectations

DCSEAC serves as an advisory committee to Douglas County School District’s (DCSD) Special Education Leadership Team; and is committed to a positive, professional, collaborative, and solution-seeking relationship with our school district partners.

DCSEAC’s goal is to support the students of our district who receive special education services, as well as their families and caregivers. DCSEAC Board Members, leave personal agendas at the door and seek to advise in an unbiased manner that best supports the vastly-diverse abilities of all DCSD students receiving Special Education services. We are committed to preserving respectful discourse at all times and ensuring discretion around confidential topics.

Please review the expectations below before deciding if you would like to be considered for a position on the DCSEAC Board.

Members are expected to:

1. Serve for at least 2 full school years.

2. Attend a minimum of 80% (12 out of 15) monthly board meetings each school year.

  • Meetings are held August through May on select Fridays of each month, from 12:00 – 2:00 pm at the Lone Tree Library. Refer to the website for meeting dates.

  • The DCSEAC also meets with the DCSD Special Education Team on the 1st Wednesday of every other month, September through May, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at Lone Tree Elementary School.

  • Members are strongly encouraged to participate in person, but accommodations can be made in extenuating circumstances.

  • Any Member who misses 3 consecutive monthly meetings will be removed from the Board.

3. Regularly engage with other Members and parents/guardians through established communication platforms, e.g., email, phone/text, Google Drive/Docs, Facebook, etc.,

4. Members must actively participate in meetings and assigned tasks/subcommittees, including:

  • Responding to emails and inquiries within 48 hours.

  • Attend and actively engage in monthly Board meetings

  • Serving in an administrative Board position, e.g.: Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, Communications Lead, Webmaster, Shining Star Lead, Significant Support Needs (SSN) Support Group Leader, Affective Needs (AN) Support Group Leader, Mild/Mod Support Group Leader, and Unified Sports coordinator, etc. In addition, Members are also expected to play an active role in supporting one or more of DCSEAC’s current priority projects, e.g.:

  1. Special Education (SPED) SpEd talks

  2. Suspension Prevention Task Force

  3. DCSEAC Digital Suggestion Box

  4. DCSEAC video content creation

  5. DCSD SPED events

5. Agree to DCSEAC mission statement and meeting expectations (shared at all monthly board meetings):

“DCSEAC is an advisory committee consisting of parent and guardian volunteers who believe in a positive and collaborative relationship with the district to best support all families with children receiving special education programming. Members are to respectfully represent for parents and guardians of children receiving SPED services and cannot use their position as a Member to serve personal agendas. Members must advise the District’s SPED Team in a manner that best supports all children with different abilities, is respectful, and uses discretion around confidential topics.”