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Parent and Community Advisory Boards

Applications are now open for Chancellor Lewis D. Ferebee’s Parent Advisory Board for School Year 2021 – 2022.


DC Public Schools is looking for 32 parents and guardians (four per Ward) to join Chancellor Lewis D. Ferebee’s Parent Advisory Board for the 2021 – 2022 School Year. Advisory Board participants will provide input on the implementation of DCPS policies, priorities, and new initiatives. We are looking for a diverse group of parents and guardians to represent all students and families’ voices across the district.

Topics addressed during the meetings may include, COVID-19 recovery, equity and race, school operations, attendance, mental health support, social-emotional learning, DCPS budget, special education, college and career programming, and more.

Candidates will be evaluated on their motivation to serve on the board, their connection and commitment to DCPS and their school community, as well as diverse background and set of experiences. We are also looking for candidates who can amplify the voices of families from their school community to the Advisory Board, as well as share back information from the Advisory Board to their school community.

The Chancellor’s Parent Advisory Board will meet once a month in the evening from September 2021 - May 2022. Please consider your availability to attend a monthly meeting before applying. Meetings might occur virtually due to the current health crisis and pending DC Health recommendations. When meetings are held in-person a light dinner will be provided.

NOTE: The application deadline has been extended to May 14, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

To apply:

DCPS Office of Communications and Engagement
1200 First St. NE. Floor 12
Washington, DC 20001


2020 – 2021 Chancellor’s Parent Advisory Board

Overview: The Chancellor’s Parent Advisory Board serves 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. The Chancellor’s Advisory Board consists of 32 DCPS parents or guardians (4 per ward) who have at least one child in DCPS. Board members’ appointed term is one year to provide the opportunity to different parents and guardians each school year. The application opens in late spring of each year and is posted on DCPS’ website and social media accounts.

Learn more about the School Year 2020-2021 Chancellor’s Parent Advisory Board

For questions, please email [email protected].