Purpose
The Parent Advisory Committee to the Superintendent (PACS) is comprised of parent representatives from each school. They meet with the Superintendent and other district staff on a monthly basis during the school year. Members work together to:

  • identify common needs and goals among the parents of students enrolled in Bellingham Public Schools and facilitate strategies to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their respective school’s parent organizations.
  • provide the superintendent with feedback and insight from the parent’s perspective on school process, policies and initiatives to ensure that the needs of parents and their families are included as decisions are made in the district.
  • bring to the superintendent’s attention existing and emerging issues expressed by parents at the school they represent.
  • serve as an advisory, not a decision-making body, that makes recommendations, encourages brainstorming and provides opportunities for parent involvement on committees and task forces.
  • facilitate communication between and among the parents and parent organizations from different district schools and serve as a forum for sharing innovations and best practices from around the district.

Basis for Establishment
The Parent Advisory Committee is comprised of parent representatives from each school. They meet with the superintendent and other district staff on a monthly basis during the school year to discuss a variety of topics, share information and broaden understanding of school-related issues.

Committee Type
Standing Committee

2016-17 Co-Chairs

Grace Munson and Holly Miller

Meeting Information
All meetings occur from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., generally at the District Office, 1306 Dupont Street, unless noted. Meetings for the 2016-17 school year are scheduled as follows:

  • September 22, 2016
  • October 20, 2016 (Happy Valley Elementary School – 1041 24th St.)
  • December 8, 2016
  • January 26, 2017
  • February 23, 2017
  • March 23, 2017
  • April 20, 2017
  • June 1, 2017

Notes from the 2015-16 school year:

Notes from the 2014-15 school year:

  • September 25, 2014
  • October 23, 2014
  • November 13, 2014
  • February 12, 2015
  • March 26, 2015
  • April 30, 2015
  • May 28, 2015

Notes from the 2013-14 school year:

  • September 18, 2013
  • October 16, 2013
  • November 20, 2013
  • January 15, 2014
  • February 19, 2014
  • March 19, 2014
  • April 16, 2014
  • May 21, 2014
  • June 11, 2014

Notes from the 2012-13 school year:

  • September 19, 2012
  • October 17, 2012
  • November 21, 2012
  • January 16, 2013
  • February 20, 2013
  • March 20, 2013
  • April 17, 2013 (Alderwood PowerPoint)
  • May 21, 2013 (Attachments)

Notes from the 2011–12 school year:

  • September 21, 2011
  • October 19, 2011
  • November 16, 2011
  • February 15, 2012
  • March 21, 2012
  • April 18, 2012
  • May 16, 2012

Notes from the 2010–11 school year:

  • September 9, 2010
  • October 7, 2010
  • November 4, 2010
  • December 2, 2010
  • January 6, 2011
  • February 3, 2011
  • March 3, 2011
  • March 31, 2011
  • May 5, 2011
  • June 2, 2011