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Parent Advisory Committee

Purpose

 

  • To increase parent involvement in district level decision making in Special Education
  • To advise the Associate Superintendent of the APS Special Education Department of critical issues in special education currently affecting parents and students in the district
  • To provide the Associate Superintendent of the APS Special Education Department with input for resolution of the issues
  • To provide input for the effective use of the IDEA portion of the APS Special Education budget
  • To receive feedback from the Associate Superintendent on action taken on recommendations

 

 Mission

 

The Parent Advisory Committee will increase the success of students receiving special education services by advocating for the families of these students and bridging the gap between APS and parents and families. The Committee will advise and provide input to the APS Special Education Department, utilize parent expertise, and maintain accountability for all individuals and services involved.

 

Our Accomplishments

  • Partnered with the Special Education Department to develop a Parent Satisfaction Survey, which was distributed to parents after the IEPs during the 2012-2013 school year.  Results were used to make recommendations to the APS Special Education Department Associate Superintendent
  • Communication between APS Special
    Education and families
  • PAC made recommendations for special education budget
  • Created a transportation brochure regarding the transportation process for families
  • Created a Power Point presentation for District Principal Training

 

 Current/Ongoing Projects

  • Advocating for continued Principal Training
  • Partnered with APS Transportation to improve transportation services to families
  • Updating of website to keep families informed of resources and upcoming events
  • Parent outreach to increase representation on the PAC
  • Parent Training
  • Parent Resource Center

 

    Outreach Brochure

     

      Meeting Information

       

      Meetings are held once a month, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, at APS Alice and Bruce King Complex, 6400 Uptown Blvd., Room 220 West, Albuquerque, NM 87110.

      School Year 2016-17

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      • September 19, 2016
      • October 17, 2016
      • November 21, 2016
      • January 16, 2017
      • February 17, 2017
      • March 20, 2017
      • April 17, 2017
      • May 15, 2017

       

       

       

        Contact

        For more information on this committee, please contact:

        Roberta Casados

        Instructional Manager

        Special Education Department

        (505) 266-6869 x26160 or casados@aps.edu

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