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About PCAC

The Parent Community Advisory Council’s mission is to engage families to help shape education policy, and represent parent voices in the district 5 decision-making process. The PCAC is committed to helping close our district’s gaps in achievement and opportunity, and supports the Atlanta Public School’s strategic goals.

The Parent Community Advisory Council:

The PCAC can have up to 6 members for the Mays Cluster and 13 members for the Douglass Cluster: A total of 19 parents/guardian members and 5 community members. Community members have 5 PCAC seats in each cluster.  Parents/ guardian members a seat become vacant, and can fill in for regular members who are a Community member.

  • PCAC members represent many cultures, languages, ethnicities and neighborhoods of the district’s student body.

  • Is appointed by Board Member Erika Y. Mitchell to serve a two-year term, beginning each summer. Terms are staggered so that about half of its members transition every year.

  • Speaks with families at schools and community centers, provides information about important issues in our district, and hears parents’ questions, concerns and suggestions about district issues.

  • Meets with Board Member Erika Y. Mitchell and school district staff to represent parents and community perspectives and recommendations for supporting student achievement.

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