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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. This Council is made up of representatives from each of the three Area Parent Advisory Councils, the Special Education Advisory Council, Title 1 schools, Title VII programs, non-Title 1 schools, the African American community, the Hmong Community, the Latino Community, and the Somali Community. These selected representatives will take part in the discussion while additional guests are encouraged to attend the meeting and observe the conversations that occur. 

The DPAC engages in a variety of conversations about the district and allows parents to:

  • Study and discuss district wide challenges facing students and families in the MPS community.
  • Be a part of an important checkpoint that the district uses to gauge the utility of its policies across district schools.
  • Develop leadership skills in the area of educational policy
  • Regularly hear from and interact with the Superintendent and other district staff. .
Upcoming DPAC Meetings:
When: Meetings will be held on the 4th Monday of every month except for December, due to holidays. Meetings go from 6:00pm-8:00pm with dinner to be served at 5:30pm. 
Where: Meetings are held at the Davis Center, which is located at 1250 W. Broadway Avenue in Minneapolis
Other Notes: Childcare and transportation are available for representatives on the DPAC. Please call Gael Ellis at 612-382-0546 to make arrangements.
Meeting Minutes