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State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education (SACPIE)

What is SACPIE?

SACPIE was established in 2009 and is the State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education. The Colorado General Assembly found that it was in:

"...the best interests of the state to create a state advisory council for parent involvement in educationthat will review best practices and recommend to policy makers and educators strategies to increase parent involvement in public education, thereby helping improve the quality of public education and raise the level of students’ academic achievement throughout the state." (C.R.S. § 22-7-301(2), 2012)



Call for Submissions—Promising Partnership Practices - Deadline extended to June 15

The State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education (SACPIE), in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), is collecting promising practices from schools and districts across the state to publish in the first annual Promising Partnership Practices—Colorado book.  SACPIE and CDE invite schools, districts, early childhood centers, institutions of higher education, accountability committees, parent-teacher committees, or any other school- or district-based council to submit an application for consideration in the publication.  The purpose of this book is for schools, districts, and other educational organizations in Colorado to share how they partner with families and the community for student success.

Annual Report

SACPIE recently completed its 2014 Annual Report. According to SB 13-193:

On or before December 31, 2013, and on or before December 31 each year thereafter, the Council shall report to the State Board, the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, and the Education Committees of the Senate and the House of Representatives, or any successor committees, the council’s progress in promoting parent engagement in the state and in fulfilling the duties specified in this section.

For more information, please contact Dr. Darcy Hutchins,, 303-866-5921.

Family Engagement Promising Practices Trainings—Registration Now Available

SACPIE, in collaboration with CDE will be conducting trainings about promising practices in engaging all families as partners in education.

This event is free and open to all interested participants wanting to learn more strategies to implement family partnerships initiatives for student success. This may include Family Partnership Liaisons, district personnel, school personnel, parent leaders, and District or School Accountability Committee members. It is recommended to attend the training as a district or school team.

Details for the trainings, as well as registration links, are available at the link below.

SAC/DAC Training Materials Available Online

SACPIE recently collaborated with CDE to conduct SAC/DAC Trainings across Colorado. The purpose of the trainings was to help schools and districts implement comprehensive, sustainable partnership structures for student success. The purpose of this training is to understand the basic responsibilities and composition of School Accountability Committees (SACs) and District Accountability Committees (DACs).

View Materials from the Trainings

Family Engagement Brochure

The State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education (SACPIE) and the Colorado Department of Education are pleased to share a new family-school partnership brochure. This resource includes family partnership research, an explanation of the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships, and practical tips for how families, educators, and community members can collaborate for student success. The brochure is available in English and Spanish for anyone interested to copy and distribute.

As October 2014 has been declared Family and School Partnership in Education Month by Governor John Hickenlooper, an insert for the brochure has been developed to cite the Proclamation and share suggestions for celebrating the occasion. This insert is also available for anyone to copy and distribute.

Another idea is that districts, schools, classrooms, or organizations may develop an individualized insert specific to their needs and thus highlight local family-school programs or actions, within the general information brochure.



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Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed on this webpage are those of the State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Colorado Department of Education or the Colorado State Board of Education.

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