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ABOUT THE PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL (PAC)

The Marysville School District recognizes that family and community engagement in education has a positive effect on student achievement and is an important strategy to close achievement gaps. In creating the Parent Advisory Council, the district wishes to promote respectful partnerships between educators, administrators and families in order to support student learning and positive child/youth development at home, in school, and in the community.

PURPOSE

The Parent Advisory Council (PAC) was created to advise the Superintendent on topics related to family and community engagement so that Marysville schools can provide a welcoming environment to all families and develop strong school-family-community partnerships.

DESCRIPTION

The PAC will be a standing school district committee formed by parents of students attending Marysville schools who will serve in a volunteer capacity for a renewable, one school year term.

The Superintendent or designee will approve and appoint PAC members after a district-wide request for applications. Consideration will be given to parents representing the diversity of the district’s student body.

The Parent Advisory Council will meet during the school year. Meetings will be planned and facilitated by school district staff and will be open to the public unless a sensitive, private issue is under discussion. Records of all discussions will be kept.

The Parent Advisory Council will not have the authority to take action on behalf of the school district or make direct recommendations to the Board of Directors. The PAC will serve in an advisory capacity only to the Superintendent. The Superintendent will appoint staff members to assist or become part of the Council as needed.

CHARGE

The main duties of the founding Parent Advisory Council are:

Develop the Parent Advisory Council charter, which will establish the function of the Council going forward. The charter will include norms, protocols, scope of work, membership composition, future selection procedures, frequency of meetings, etc.

Identify and recommend strategies to increase school-family partnerships at district and school building level.

Identify and recommend culturally appropriate practices to welcome and engage diverse families in all schools.

Other, as requested by the Superintendent.

The Council is seeking additional members. To apply, fill out the  Application HERE