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State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education (SACPIE)

SACPIE Announces Several Openings for Parent and Organization Representatives

The State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education (SACPIE) has three openings for parent representatives and four organization members. The parent representatives need to currently be serving on a school accountability committee (SAC) or a district accountability committee (DAC) and live in congressional districts 5, 6, or 7. Organization representative openings include:

  • A representative from a state-based nonprofit organization specializing in promoting the involvement of families of traditionally underserved populations.

  • An individual with expertise in early childhood education.

  • A representative from a statewide organization that represents teachers.

  • A representative from a statewide organization that represents school boards.

All applications are due to Darcy Hutchins ( by 5:00pm on January 31st. The parent application (in English and Spanish) and organization applications are listed below. After that point, a member of SACPIE will reach out about scheduling a phone interview.


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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)

Family, School, and Community Partnership Definition: Families, early childhood programs, schools, and communities actively partnering to develop, implement, and evaluate effective and equitable practices to improve educational outcomes for children and youth.

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October is Family & School Partnership in Education Month

Governor Jared Polis proclaimed October as Family and School Partnership in Education Month! This month is dedicated to elevating the importance of parents, families and schools working together to help students achieve higher levels of academic performance and help them reach their full potential. 

See a collection of initiatives from schools, districts, and other educational organizations in Colorado that highlight how they partner with families and the community for student success.

SACPIE 2019 Annual Report

The SACPIE 2019 Annual Report is now available here. This document highlights SACPIE’s work during 2019 and outlines future projects. The report goes to the State Board of Education, the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, and the House and Senate Education Committees.

SACPIE Announces a NEW Resource

The SACPIE Elementary Committee is pleased to share a brochure about overcoming family-school-community partnering hurdles. The content is aligned with the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships and draw from promising partnership practices. This brochure is intended for any interested stakeholder at the elementary level.  View the brochure here.

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.

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.