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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 education that 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)
Promising Partnership Practices—Call for Submissions
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. Submissions are due June 1st for consideration. Please explore the link below for more information.
SACPIE Announces Two Vacancies
The State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education (SACPIE) has two open positions:
- A representative from a statewide organization that represents teachers Member Application_2018_CEA
- A parent who currently serves on a school accountability committee or a school district accountability committee Member Application_2018_Parent
Applications are due to Darcy Hutchins (email@example.com) on February 2nd, 2018.
SACPIE recently completed its 2017 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-866-5921
Family and School Partnership in Education Month Kick-Off Event 2017
Governor Hickenlooper has proclaimed October to be Family and School Partnership in Education Month for the sixth straight year. The Colorado Department of Education and the State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education are hosting a Kick-Off Event to celebrate the month. Senator Evie Hudak will be the Master of Ceremonies and State Representative Janet Buckner will be the keynote speaker. Light refreshments, mingling, and resource sharing will follow a brief formal program. Details can be found on the event flyer (PDF).
Promising Partnership Practices Available Online
CDE, in collaboration with the State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education (SACPIE) collected practices from schools and districts about working with families for student learning. The first annual collection has over 50 submissions. The practices align with the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships, adopted in Colorado legislation in 2009.
- View the practices online
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.
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.