Parent Advisory Council
If you go to CPS.edu for the definition, it is as follows:
"The PACs exist to provide parents/legal guardians, teachers/staff, and concerned community individuals with the opportunity to work with their principal in the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of the Title I Program.
The PACs serve as an advisory group by providing input on amendments and future Title I programs. PACs jointly develop and approve a parent involvement policy which includes the school-parent compact. PACs also provide and share NCLB Title I information updates received from the New Region PAC."
In simpler terms, here at Courtenay, the PAC is the open door which all parents and neighbors can walk through to give their opinions and perspectives on their neighborhood school; an open space to talk about their wishes and hopes for their children and/or their neighbors children and an opportunity to be a part of making those hopes and wishes come true. We take action in the form of directly addressing the principal with questions and concerns. We take action by planning and organizing events to benefit Courtenay. We take action by discussing what we'd like to see happen for our children within the walls of the school. We take action by creating a parent community within our student's community. Ultimately, we represent our children.
If you would like to represent your child and/or community at our next PAC meeting, please attend. The scheduled PAC meetings are as follows:
April 11th, 8am in Room 108
May 16th, 8am in Room 108
If you are not able to make meetings due to work or other conflicts, but still want to be kept up to date on what's going on in the PAC, please reach out to Celeste Ward, Chairperson of the Parent Advisory Council at CourtenayPAC@gmail.com. Share your ideas, availability, concerns and anything else you feel would contribute to the PAC through email and we will be sure to bring up in our meeting.