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Utilization of parent input is offered through a number of forums at our school, including site and community booster organization groups to ensure a diverse representation. These groups allow for on-going dialogue to take place between school staff and parents. These groups include:

School Assessment and Review Team (SART)

In Clovis Unified, parents and community members are active participants in decision-making processing and in evaluating the quality of programs serving their children. Apart from the traditional school site council and parent club, a body called the School Assessment and Review Team exists to provide a forum to learn about a school and to influence the leadership regarding the operation of the school. Each Clovis Unified school has a SART committee, which serves as a vehicle of communication and as an advisory body to the principal.  The school SART committee includes broad representation, including the principal, selected staff members, interested parents and community members, students and even citizens who do not have children at the school. Within the District, there are three area SART Committees. Members of the Area SART Committees include area assistant superintendents, area principals and area school SART chairpersons. Our 7th -12th grade ASI/BHS SART meets monthly at 9:00am.  Please email Jennifer Carter – [email protected] if you would like to participate in our SART  meetings.

SART Meeting Dates

Alta Sierra Intermediate and Buchanan High School will have combined SART Meetings. Meetings will be held in person unless otherwise noted.
Meeting Dates for the 2023-24 School Year: TBA

Watch Past SART Meetings

Parent Outreach/Intercultural and Diversity Advisory Council (IDAC)

Intercultural Diversity Advisory Council (IDAC) is composed of school site parents that participate at site and district level climate assessment/problem-solving meetings. The primary purpose of the Intercultural Diversity Advisory Council (IDAC), originally formed in 1988 as the Intercultural Advisory Council, is to assist in the formation and review of policies that assure non-discriminatory practices in all operational areas of the Clovis Unified School District. Its further mission is to assist in improving the cultural environment of the District.  These parent groups, which are at every school site, assist in the formation and review of twelve cultural competency focus areas.  Each school highlights via a website three focus areas each year.   Our 7th -12th grade ASI/BHS PARENT OUTREACH/IDAC meets quarterly in the evenings.  Please email Mario Alvarez – [email protected] if you would like to participate in our Parent Outreach/IDAC  meetings.

School Site Council (SSC)

When the School and Library Improvement Block Grant (SLIBG) and the School Based Coordinated Program (SBCP) were established, they were envisioned as ways to increase school wide effectiveness, improve student achievement, and over time, better prepare students to be productive workers and responsible citizens. One of the principal tenets of these programs was that those individuals closest to the students should be more involved in making significant decisions affecting the instructional program of the school. 
The School Site Council (SSC) was selected to be the vehicle by which the school community would come together to chart the school’s path to improvement. CUSD both encourages and values the role our community members play while serving on our SSCs across the district All schools receiving categorical funds are required to form an SSC. 
The SSC is composed of parents, students at the secondary level and school personnel and is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating the Single Plan for Student Achievement programs. Members serve for two years and are elected by their peers.  Please email Mario Alvarez – [email protected] if you would like to be nominated for our School Site Council and participate in our School Site Council meetings.

English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC)

All schools enrolling 21 or more English Learners are required to form an ELAC. The ELAC is composed of parents and school personnel. The ELAC provides input and makes recommendations to the principal, staff and SSC regarding services for English Learners as well as conducts an annual survey. Members serve for two years. Please email Mario Alvarez – [email protected] if you would like to be nominated for our English Language Advisory Committee and participate in our English Language Advisory Committee meetings.

Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Forums

CUSD develops an LCAP annually that works to better align the academic plan with the district expenditure plan that is approved by our CUSD Governing Board each June. Parent and other stakeholder groups are invited to participate in the development of the LCAP through participation of school and district committee meetings and community forums. LCAP School, District Meetings and Community Forums are exciting opportunities for all stakeholders and school committees to engage with the District and share their ideas on how CUSD can provide quality opportunities and support for CUSD youth and schools. Community participation and feedback in the forums will inform the District’s LCAP’s funding priorities over the next several years.
These forums are designed to provide an opportunity for school communities to hear about CUSD’s current efforts to support youth and families and to provide input and feedback on future and opportunities.  All parents will be invited to attend these meetings if they are held virtually.  If they are held in person, we will ask for volunteers to represent Alta Sierra from our SART Committee.


There are numerous additional ways that parents can volunteer time at Alta Sierra working to support our students and teachers. Please contact the Activities Director, Connie Martin [email protected]  for more information once students are able to return to campus.  
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