In Colorado, the focus of accountability is at the school/district level. The local accountability committees function as follows:
- Set prioritization of expenditures of school money
- Meet at least quarterly
- Work on means for determining whether decisions affecting the educational process are advancing or impeding student achievement
- Report educational performance to the public
- Review safety issues
- By September 1 of each year adopt high, but achievable goals and objectives for improvement of education in its building and adopt a plan to improve educational achievement in the school, to implement methods of maximizing graduation rates in secondary schools of the district and to increase the rating for the school's accreditation category.