What is a Building Accountability Committee (BAC)?
As a taxpayer, a parent, a community member, and/or a school/district employee, you have a right to know about, and be involved with the inner workings of Peyton Jr.-Sr. High School. In the interest of fiscal transparency, ethical practices, academic rigor, and a desire to continue to provide excellent educational services to our students. We invite parents to join our Building Accountability Committee
The committee consists of Peyton Jr.-Sr. High School administration, teachers, staff, parents, and community members who are interested in learning more about, and contributing to, the major decisions that shape the educational culture and future of our building. We invite you to join us on the 1st Wednesday of each month, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the office conference room to help promote the ongoing success for all students at Peyton Jr.-Sr. High School.
The Building Accountability Committee is an advisory committee, not a governing body, that advises the principal on school performance, budget priorities, and parental engagement. The purpose of the committee is to inform, encourage and provide opportunities for parent and community members to be involved in the planning and evaluation of the school’s instructional program, school safety, improvement processes, and strategic plan.
Each BAC is responsible for the following:
- Making recommendations to the principal on the school priorities for spending school moneys, including federal funds, where applicable;
- Making recommendations to the principal of the school and the superintendent concerning preparation of a school Performance or Improvement plan, if either type of plan is required;
- Meeting at least quarterly to discuss whether school leadership, personnel, and infrastructure are advancing or impeding implementation of the school’s Performance, Improvement, Priority Improvement, or Turnaround plan, whichever is applicable, and other progress pertinent to the school’s accreditation contract;
- Providing input and recommendations to the DAC and district administration, on an advisory basis, concerning principal development plans and principal evaluations. (Note that this should not in any way interfere with a district’s compliance with the statutory requirements of the Teacher Employment, Compensation and Dismissal Act.) and Publicizing opportunities to serve and soliciting parents to serve on the BAC;
- Each school is responsible for establishing a Building Accountability Committee (BAC) and should consist of at least the following members-
- The principal of the school or the principal’s designee
- At least one teacher who provides instruction in the school
- At least three parents of students enrolled in the school
- At least one person from the community.
If you are interested in joining the Peyton Jr.-Sr. High School BAC please contact Mr. Burnside via email or at 749-0417 x511. Thank you for your continued support.