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District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC)
District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC)

The District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) is a parent leadership group that joins together district representatives to share perspectives with the Superintendent and Board of Education on policy issues. While other parent groups are school-based or community-based, DPAC offers district parents an opportunity to study and discuss district-wide challenges facing students and families in the Minneapolis Public Schools.

Because of DPAC's global perspective on district issues, it acts as an important checkpoint to gauge the equity and consistency of policies across all district schools. Finally, DPAC serves as a training ground for parents who are interested in developing leadership skills in the area of educational policy.
 
The District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) meetings are an excellent opportunity for regular dialogue with the Superintendent (or designee) and district staff. There will be  representatives from each of the three Area Parent Advisory Councils, the Special Education Advisory Council, Title 1, Title VII, the Latino community, the Hmong community, the Somali community, the African American community and non-Title I schools.
 
Please review the DPAC Charter located on under DPAC Forms on the right side of this page. 
 
Upcoming DPAC Meetings:
Meetings will be held on the 3rd Monday of the month except September, January and February due to holidays. Meetings are held at the Davis Center located at 1250 W. Broadway Ave. in Room N5-083.  Dinner will be served beginning at 5:30 pm, the meeting will run from 6:00 - 8:00 pm unless otherwise specified.
 
Childcare and transportation are available for representatives.  Call Gael Ellis @ 612-382-0546 to make arrangements.
 
The parents representing the specified groups will take part in the discussion.  Additonal guests will be asked to observe meetings only. 
 

 

 
For past meeting minutes and agendas, click here.