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Parent Advisory Committee


  • 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



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, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, at APS Alice and Bruce King Complex, 6400 Uptown Blvd., Room 220 West, Albuquerque, NM 87110.

      School Year 2016-17 

        • October 24, 2016
        • November 28, 2016
        • December 19, 2016 - Cancelled
        • January 23, 2017
        • February 27, 2017 - Cancelled
        • March 27, 2017
        • April 24, 2017
        • May 22, 2017



        For more information on this committee, please contact:

        Roberta Casados

        Principal, Autism Center

        Special Education Department

        (505) 266-6869 x26160 or

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