This is a request from Kim Monette Principal, Brooklyn Middle STEAM School,for parents/guardians to serve as stakeholder representatives on an important advisory group. One of our core values is we believe that better decisions emerge when diverse perspectives are intentionally included in a collaborative process. Please consider this exciting opportunity to share your perspective.
District Planning Advisory Council (DPAC)
We need two parents from each elementary site and three parents from each secondary site to serve on the District Planning Advisory Council (DPAC). In addition, each high school can have up to three students participate as members. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear the perspectives of our students. The District Planning Advisory Council (DPAC) provides community and ISD 279 staff involvement in planning for and evaluating existing instructional programs. DPAC membership is based on interest, not educational expertise.
Meetings take place from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
March 12 (Optional Meeting)
Meetings will be held at the Educational Service Center (11200 93rd Ave North, Maple Grove). Subcommittees may, at their discretion, schedule additional meetings or extend their meeting.
DPAC operates with three subcommittees. DPAC members select the subcommittee on which they want to serve.
Achievement & Evaluation:
Members of the Achievement & Evaluation Subcommittee advise the district on student assessments, achievement expectations and the levels of achievement reached by ISD 279 students. The group examines multiple sources of information, including data from standardized tests. Analyzing trends over time, the subcommittee recommends priorities for improving achievement in certain curricular areas and student populations.
Program & Assessment:
This subcommittee offers input and advice to subject areas in the pre-assessment phase of the Program Improvement Process. Typically, the subcommittee focuses on one of the subject areas that is in pre-assessment phase. Activities include gathering information, identifying trends, analyzing needs, and preparing recommendations. In addition to being included in the DPAC report to the School Board, these recommendations are forwarded to the assessment team for that subject area.
This subcommittee reviews the student support service areas which enhance and supplement regular education programs. The service may be directed to a student or groups of students and/or consultation to regular education classroom and leadership staff. Typically, this subcommittee will select one or two areas to review and make recommendations for improvement. The student support service areas are as follows: Community Education, Counseling and Guidance, Health Services, Media, Special Education and Gifted Education.
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