African-American Parent Advisory Committee (AAPAC)
Description: The African-American Parent Advisory Committee (AAPAC) is open to all parents and community members. All discussion topics focus on issues that impact the Black/African-American community. District 300 staff work diligently to serve the needs of all of our students, families, and community members, and we honor and acknowledge that people from various cultures have different experiences within our schools. AAPAC was designed to ensure that our African-American parents and community members have a space where their experiences can be heard and validated.
Goals: The goals of AAPAC are to provide parent/guardian education and support, partner with families to surface and address school-related needs, and build community and networking opportunities for those within the African-American community.
Meeting Dates (note: meeting dates are subject to change):
- November 21, 2022
- December 5, 2022
- December 20, 2022 (Update 12/15/22: The December 20th event has been cancelled)
- January 31, 2023
- February 21, 2023
- March 20, 2023
- April 24, 2023
- May 16, 2023
Additional Information: For more information about the African-American Parent Advisory Committee, please contact Adrian Harries at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee (BPAC)
Description: The Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee (BPAC) is a district-sponsored organization centered around the interests and needs of bilingual students and parents. The committee serves as an opportunity for our bilingual parents, students, and community members to engage in the educational process and shape education in District 300.
Goals: The primary objective of the committee is to work as a collaborative team with the families of students in the English Learners (EL) Program and our schools. The committee strives to provide family support and information about programs, learning opportunities, and family engagement activities that will assist and support the needs of bilingual families.
Meeting Dates (note: meeting dates are subject to change): Meeting dates are listed below; additionally, each Title school meets monthly with its BPAC parents to focus on issues related to that respective school.
- November 17, 2022
- February 23, 2023
- April 13, 2023
- May 6, 2023 - Bilingual Parent Summit
- Estructuras y Rutinas
- Limites, disciplina y consecuencias
- January 26, 2023
- November 16, 2022
- September 29, 2022
- ESL Adult Classes
Additional Information: For more information about the Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee, please contact David Rojas at email@example.com.
LGBTQ+ Parent Support Group (LGBQT+ Group)
Description: The LGBTQ+ Parent Support Group is a committee comprised of the parents and guardians of LGBTQ+ students and LGBTQ+ parents and guardians. Members have the opportunity to collaborate with the Inclusion Department so it can better support and meet the needs of LGBTQ+ stakeholders within District 300 schools and the broader community.
Goals: The goals of the LGBTQ+ Group are to provide parents and guardians with education and support, partner with families to surface and address school-related needs, and build community and networking opportunities for LGBTQ+ parents and guardians, as well as the parents and guardians of LGBTQ+ students.
- May 15, 2023
- April 17, 2023
- March 13, 2023
- February 27, 2023
- January 30, 2023
- November 28, 2022
- October 17, 2022 - Meet and Greet
Additional Information: For more information about the LGBTQ+ Parent Support Group, please contact Sydney Osborn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent Advisory Council (PAC)
Description: The Parent Advisory Council (PAC) provides families a forum to learn about District 300 operations, policies, initiatives, and Board functions. Participants are also able to provide feedback on existing policies and those currently under review. While the group’s input and participation will factor into district recommendations, it is not a decision-making body.
Membership: Parent Advisory Council members are selected via an application process. An application was available to all District 300 parents and guardians earlier this year, and the application deadline is now closed. Members for the 2022-23 school year have been selected and notified.
Additional Information: For more information about the Parent Advisory Council, please contact Diane Stratton, executive assistant to the District 300 superintendent, at email@example.com.