Parent Advisory Committees
NUSD recognizes that effective parent engagement and involvement is a critical component of the successful education of their children. Parents must be well-informed of all site and District activities, procedures, and policies that directly impact their children. It is the joint responsibility of both the school and District to educate and help parents clearly understand the educational program options and opportunities for their children.
As part of the District's effort to systematically involve parents in the education of their children, the District has established school-site level parent leadership groups such as the School Site Council (SSC) and the English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) and District-level parent and community leadership groups such as the LCAP Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) and the DELAC (District English Learner Advisory Committee). At each committee level, parents of all students - those that are receiving special services, those that are bilingual and multilingual, those that are new the country or the District - to have opportunities to be involved in their child's education, collaborate with District staff, evaluate instructional services, and provide recommendations.
We hope all members of NUSD schools and the broader Newark community will feel welcome to join us in reaching our vision of equity and excellence for all students.