Collaborative School Committee

Each Denver Public School has a Collaborative School Committee (CSC) formed by community stakeholders to serve as a leadership body for school accountability. The CSC is comprised of educators, parents, and community members to enhance student achievement, parent engagement, and school climate through collaborative efforts.

CSC duties include:

  • Unified Improvement Plan (UIP) – Review the school’s achievement data, define goals and strategies to drive continued growth and improvement in school performance
  • Staffing Allocations – Assist the principal by making recommendations concerning the use of the staffing allocations provided to the school by the Board of Education
  • Annual School Budget – Review and approve the annual school budget according to district guidelines that supports the objectives of the UIP
  • Calendar and/or Schedule – Making recommendations related to achieving school goals
  • Academic Issues (including related policies and procedures) – Gather input from Stedman parents, teachers, and community members, discuss and make recommendations on academic issues as appropriate

The CSC will not:

  • Participate in the day-to-day operations of the school.
  • Be involved in issues relating to individuals (staff, students, or parents) within the school.
  • Be involved in personnel issues (School Personnel Committee will stand alone in the current DPS/DCTA contract).

Additional information about the purpose and scope of the CSC is available on the DPS website.

The Stedman CSC meets typically on the the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm in room 103. Meetings are open to the public and we welcome and encourage community participation. Important CSC updates are communicated in Thursday folders.

2017/2018 Members will be voted in during Back to School Night on August 22, 2017. If you are interested in running for a position, please contact the main office.

Stedman CSC Members

Principal: Melissa Peterson/Greta Martinez
  • Michael Withers
  • Athena Baca-Chieza
  • Kate Marshall
  • Kia Abdool
Teacher Representatives:
  • Dawn Romero
  • Samantha Sims
  • Sarah Rauenhorst

Administrative Representative:

  • TBD

Community Representative:

  • Kelly McLeod