Evaluations Model Used

Big Sandy School District uses the Colorado State Model Evaluations System (SMES) for all our teachers, principals and specialized, service professionals.  The Colorado Department of (SMES) can be found at:

Colorado Department of Education

Find out more about Big Sandy Schools at Colorado Department of Education (CDE) website.

ESSA Annual Report Card

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Local Educational Agencies (LEA) are required to prepare and disseminate an annual report card for the LEA and each school in the LEA that meets the minimum requirements described in federal law. In order to assist LEAs with meeting these requirements, the Colorado Department of Education has developed an interactive dashboard which allows users to view state-, district-, and school-level data for each of the data elements required under ESSA.

Big Sandy 100J School District’s Report Cards can be accessed from the Colorado Department of Education’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Local Reports page.


Main pages:

Community Updates:

Accountability Annual Reports

Accountability Special Reports

Accountability Meetings

All meetings are held at 3 pm in the school library or cafeteria (we will confirm as the date approaches).

Accountability Meeting Dates

  • September 13, 2022
  • October 11, 2022
  • November 8, 2022
  • January 11, 2023
  • February 15, 2023
    • * If school closed due to weather, February meeting will be on the following Wednesday, Feb. 22, same time and place
  • March 14, 2023
  • April 11, 2023

Accountability Meeting Minutes


Financial Transparency

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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, Big Sandy School District 100J does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law.

Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees and members of the public. The following person(s) have been identified as the compliance officer for the district:

Steve Wilson, Superintendent, or designee
Name of title of employee designated as compliance officer for the district:

18091 County Road 125, PO Box 68, Simla, CO 80835

Telephone number


Sammi Swennes, Principal/Activities Director
Name(s) of employee(s) designated as the Title IX Coordinator

18091 County Road 125, PO BOX 68, Simla, CO 80835
719-541-2291 sswennes@bigsandy100j.org
Telephone number Email Address

Outside agencies

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.