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District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC)
District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC)
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 7, the Latino community, the Hmong community, the Somali community and the African American community. 
 
Please review the DPAC Charter attached at the bottom of the page.
 
Upcoming DPAC Meetings:
Meetings will be held on the 4th Monday, every other month as follows. Meetings are held in the Assembly Room at the Davis Center located at 1250 W. Broadway Ave. from 6 - 8 p.m.  
 
January 27, 2014
March 24, 2014
May 27, 2014
 
DPAC Mission Statement:
 
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.
 
Area Parent Advisory Councils
 
Area Parent Advisory Council meetings provide parents an opportunity to meet with the district's associate superintendents who represent each area, parents from other neighborhood schools, and community leaders to:
  • Provide input concerning school-related issues.
  • Make recommendations in support of enhancing learning opportunities and environments.
  • Advocate for issues vital to the success of schools, youth, and families in their community.
Each Area Parent Advisory Council selects two people to represent them on the District Parent Advisory Council. 
 
Which Area Parent Advisory Council meeting should I attend?
 
Individuals can either attend and area meeting in the zone they live in or where their child(ren) attends school.
Area Parent Advisory Councils (PAC’s) were created in order to involve parents in district policy discussions. PACs represent three geographic areas of the city:

 

Recent minutes and upcoming agendas: