Family Partnerships

Advisory Committee

The Parent Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee

Committee Members:

Bernardo Ruiz; Alicia Sands; Andrea Bown; AnnabelQuintero; Belen Gonzalez; Sara Bonneville; Michael Chan; Christine King;Emijah Smith; Emma Medicine White Crow; Heather Lecrone; Jill Petro;Jesse Johnson; Laura Gonzalez; Phyllis Lewis; Lisa Evans; Mayra Vargas;Meiqing Ye; Mindy Flores; Minjie Xiao; Monica Gonzalez; Narelle Glynn;Paulina Lopez; Robin Schwartz; Sherry Cai; Shuxian Situ; Sofia Deglel;Stephanie Jones; Andrea Taylor; Trinia Washington; Vera Brooks; WeilingLiao


The Seattle School Board and Superintendent place a top priority increating and maintaining a district-wide climate that encourages parentand family engagement.

The goal is to develop and sustain partnerships that support studentlearning and positive child and youth development in all schools. Thedocuments, Board Policy 4129 and Superintendent Procedure 4129SP,incorporate a series of procedures that set out expectations for the waythat schools, and the School District, will relate to parents andfamilies.

Among other provisions, the policy establishes an on-going Parent Advisory Committee (SFPAC) to advise the Superintendent in the implementation of the School-Family Partnership Policy.

Committee Vision:  SPS families workingcollaboratively as equal partners with schools to ensure high-qualityeducation, academic success and socio-emotional development for each andevery student.

Committee Mission:  The mission for the PAC is to be well-informed advocates, encourage meaningful family engagement at everyone of our schools that is linked to student learning, and partner with the District to support educational equity and excellence for each and every child.