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Parent and Community Advisory Boards

School Year 2019-2020 Parent and Community Advisory Boards

Introduction

Throughout School Year 2019-2020 the Chancellor and DC Public Schools (DCPS) Leadership will be meeting with nearly one-hundred parent and community members to learn more about DCPS priorities and guide leadership in their implementation of key policies and initiatives. The four DCPS Parent and Community Advisory Boards will meet once a month at DCPS Central Office for two hours in the evening from September 2019-May 2020.

Application for School Year 2020-2021 will open in the Spring/Summer of 2020.

For questions, please email [email protected]; OR contact (202) 719-6613

Advisory Board Descriptions

Chancellor’s Parent Advisory Board

Overview and Purpose: The Chancellor’s Parent Advisory Board will serve as a mechanism for parent leaders to directly inform the Chancellor about their perspective on the vision and direction of DCPS, with a focus on equity, race and diversity in DCPS, and the role of parents in schools. Topics may include but will not be limited to the following: early literacy, attendance, DCPS policies, and college and career pathways.

Composition: The Chancellor’s Advisory Board will consist of 24 DCPS parents or guardians who have at least one child in DCPS (or who are prospective DCPS parents). The group will include representatives from every ward.

 

Communications and Community Engagement Advisory Board

Overview and Purpose: The Communications and Community Engagement Advisory Board will assist DCPS in identifying improvements to equitably communicate with families and community members about DCPS policies and initiatives and building strategies to better engage with families in all 8 wards. Topics of focus may include but will not be limited to the following: crisis communication, language access, and electronic communication.

Composition: The Communications and Community Engagement Advisory Board will consist of 24 members, with a focus on DCPS parents and community leaders. The group will include representatives from every Ward and membership should be majority parents.

 

Special Education Parent Advisory Board

Overview and Purpose: The Special Education Parent Advisory will listen to parents’ insights and recommendations for how DCPS can better communicate with families and inform strategic work that is centered on the successful inclusion of students with disabilities.

Composition: The Special Education Parent Advisory Board will consist of 22 DCPS parents that represent students across the continuum of students, grade levels and specific disability categories to ensure that high level communication from DCPS is meaningful.

 

System Operations Advisory Board

Overview and Purpose: The System Operations Advisory Board will assist DCPS in identifying improvements to equitably align systems and resources as well as provide feedback on program creation and expansion to best meet the needs of our schools. Topics of focus may include but will not be limited to the following: overcrowding, school budgets, enrollment growth and operations.

Composition: The System Operations Advisory Board will consist of 21 members, with a focus on DCPS parents and community leaders. The group will include representatives from every Ward and membership should be majority parents.