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LCAP Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

Parents are our partners. We believe that strong parent engagement supports NUSD and our schools to make the best possible decisions for all of our students. Meaningful engagement of all our Newark families is deeply important to us, because it is through your insights, collaboration, and advocacy that we are able to continue to improve services to all of our students through Local Control and Accountability Plan.

The state of California supports strong local control of school and District goals and funding. The LCAP Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) represents the needs of our students, especially those that historically underserved by our system such as students that are facing economic hardship, are new to the country, are multilingual learners, and from marginalized ethnic groups.

PAC must be composed of a majority of parents. This PAC group, combined with other representatives (such as teachers, students, union members, and school leaders) monitor the implementation of the District’s LCAP. This group’s primary responsibility is to consult, review, and comment on the adoption and updating of the LCAP.  

NUSD LCAP Parent Advisory Bylaws - Approved on December 13, 2022. 

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2022-23 LCAP PAC Meeting Dates

Light dinner and child care will be provided. 

2022-23 LCAP PAC Members

representing group
total votes
Birch Grove Primary Kimberly Van Cleave (Yr 2)
Lucia Gutierrez (Yr 1)
Birch Grove Intermediate Lucero Rubio (Y1)
Coyote Hills Elementary Ronil Singh (Y1)
Kennedy Elementary Clare Garvey (Yr 2)
Ling (Kiki) Wei (Yr 2)
Lincoln Elementary Brenda Silva (Yr 3)
Schilling Elementary  Karla Hernandez (Yr 1)
Ryann Tovar (Yr 2)
Newark Junior High School Nicole Izant (Yr 2)
Newark Memorial High School Ruth Dalton (Yr 2)
MacGregor Sites Leticia Blanco (Yr 1)
CSEA Union (Classified Staff) Maria Huffer 
Sarah Keiser
NTA Union (Certificated Staff) Sean Abruzzi (9-12)
Cherri Villa (K-6)
NEWMA Union (Management) Jaime Soria (Yr 2)
Vicenta Ditto (Yr 1)
Students Julian Sanchez (Yr 1)
Amrit Kohli (Yr 1)
Superintendent's Designee Abbey Kerins
Marie de la Cruz
Non voting


School Site Councils (SSC)

The SSC has responsibility in the development of the School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA), and may fulfill that responsibility in a number of ways. The SSC can be involved in the review and development of improvement plans in a number of ways, but at minimum, the SPSA must be reviewed and approved by the SSC prior to forwarding to the Board of Education for review and approval. 

The SSC members represent the school's student population and consists of two groups: a) school staff and b) parents/guardians and community members. For secondary schools, group b may include students. The main criteria in the composition of the SSC is parity between the two groups (EC Section 65000[a]).

For more information about the SPSA and SSC, please see our SSC Handbook.

Archive of LCAP Advisory Committee Materials


October 26, 2021 – Agenda / Presentation / Minutes
December 7, 2021 – Agenda / Presentation / Minutes
January 25, 2022 – Agenda / Presentation / Minutes
February 22, 2022 – Agenda / Presentation / Minutes
March 29, 2022 – Agenda / Presentation / Minutes
April 26, 2022 – Agenda / Presentation / Minutes
May 24, 2022 – Agenda / Presentation / Minutes (Quorum not met.)
May 31, 2022 – Agenda / Presentation / Minutes


February 23, 2021 – Agenda / Presentation
March 23, 2021 – Agenda / Minutes 2.23.21 / Handouts / Presentation
April 27, 2021 – Agenda / Minutes 3.23.21 / Handouts / Presentation
May 25, 2021 – Agenda / Minutes 4.27.21 / Handouts / Presentation / Minutes 5.25.21

Special Sessions:

  • September 2, 2020 (Gather community input on LCP) – Presentation
  • November 17, 2020 (Present 2020-21 LCAP Budget Overview Report) – Presentation