March 17, 2021
9:25-10:20 AM PST
Families envision a pathway to trust and care when the outreach is sincere, their “funds of knowledge” are valued, and their cultural values are respected. In a way to amplify cultural capital, and form true equity partnerships, this session will focus on providing guidance for administrators, school leaders, and family members, on how to develop, establish, and sustain African American Parent Advisory Councils (AAPACs) in schools and districts. Participants will learn the initial steps in creating and sustaining a formal advisory council to the school board and superintendent with bylaws and mission statements based on high-impact strategies and research-based resources.
The objective of this session will be to guide district level and site administrators, as well as African American parents and families on how to take steps to establish African American Parent Advisory Councils (AAPACs) in their districts. The desired benefits will demonstrate how to not only comply with the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) in California's state priorities, but to address some of the inequitable challenges faced by African American families and schools. The presenter will engage families on how to use their cultural capital regarding school and educational policies, practices, and procedures.