There are many groups throughout the district that parents and family members can join to be active in their children’s education. No matter what your interests and skills, these groups are a great opportunity to help your children’s school and be more connected to their education. Some of the groups are at individual schools while others work across the district. While these are just a few types of leadership groups, we encourage you to contact your school’s front office staff to learn about other groups.
English Language Acquisition Parent Advisory Committee (ELA PAC): Schools with many families that do not speak English as a first language have a group of parents that meet regularly to learn about ELA services as well as how they can help their children. Some of the members of this group represent their schools at the English Language Acquisition District wide Advisory Committee (ELA DAC). Look on your school’s website or contact your school principal or front office staff to learn more.
Collaborative School Committee (CSC): The Collaborative School Committee (CSC) brings together families, staff and community members to create and implement a plan to promote high achievement within a school. This committee meets on a regular basis throughout the school year and is an opportunity for key stakeholders to have a voice in their school. Colorado law requires all schools to have a CSC to increase the amount of accountability and family involvement in our schools. Collaborative School Committees information.
Superintendent Parent Forums & ELA District Advisory Board (ELA DAC): Superintendent Parent Forums are regular sessions to share information with parents and families about district initiatives. The forums also include information to help support your children’s success at school and at home. If you’re interested in being a representative, please contact your school’s principal. Learn more about the forum.
Parent Teacher Association/Organization (PTA/PTO): The National Parent-Teacher Association is an advocacy organization focused on engaging and empowering families in schools. Parent-teacher organizations can work with the National PTA to formalize governance structures and receive membership benefits. Visit the Colorado PTA’s website.