The State School Superintendent is seeking school district nominations for parents to serve on the 2020 State School Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Council (PAC). The PAC will meet two times each school year with a focus on parent and family engagement, as described in the federal law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Members will serve as advisors and will provide input in family and community engagement resources. Please keep in mind that the PAC is an advisory group and not a parent leadership training program.
The nominated parent must meet the following eligibility criteria:
• Be the parent of a child enrolled in a Title I school. “Parent” is defined as a grandparent, foster parent, aunt, uncle, legal guardian, or any other adult who serves as a primary caregiver of a student.
• Commit to attend all PAC meetings held throughout the length of the two-year term.
• Be willing to attend the 2020 National Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Conference scheduled for February 4-7, 2020 in Atlanta, GA.
The two PAC meetings this school year are scheduled tentatively for Monday, October 28, 2019 and March 23, 2020, subject to change. Reimbursement for travel-related expenses to the scheduled PAC meetings will be provided by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE).
School districts that are not represented on the current PAC are eligible to submit a nomination. One nomination per school district will be accepted and past State School Superintendent Parent Advisory Council members are ineligible to serve again.
Nominations are due by Monday, August 26, 2019.