Parent Advisory Groups

DISTRICT LEVEL

District Advisory Committee (DAC)

The committee, which is a volunteer group required by State law, includes one parent representative from each school that has a School Advisory Committee (SAC) committee. However, the DAC representative is not required to be part of the SAC committee. It is recommended that each DAC representative report at their monthly School Site Council meetings.  The DAC provides advice, assistance and advisory recommendations to the administration and the Board of Education for the continuing improvement of the general education of students participating in a State Compensatory Education or Title I program.

Regional Advisory Committee (RAC)

The committee, which is a volunteer group required by State law, consists of one parent representative from each school that is involved in the Migrant Extended Day program. The committee offers advice to establish or improve supplemental services that meet the special educational needs of migrant children in order to address problems arising from their migrant lifestyle.

District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)

The committee, which is a volunteer group required by State law, includes one parent representative from each school that has an ELAC committee.  However, the DELAC representative is not required to be part of the ELAC committee. The DELAC provides advice, assistance and advisory recommendations to the administration and the Board of Education for the continuing improvement of the general education of English-language learners.

District African American Parent Advisory Council (DAAPAC)

The mission of the District African American Parent Advisory Council (DAAPAC) is to provide a forum to hear the ideas of the Bakersfield City School District’s African American parent community, and respond to those ideas by educating and informing parents of district resources, policies, and programs. It is our goal to empower the lives of all African American children and families by providing the knowledge and skills necessary to advocate for a high quality educational experience for our children.

The DAAPAC works to develop resources that allow parents to more actively support the academic instruction their children receive and engage with educators and administrators in the Bakersfield City School District. Inform parent representatives so they can share the information back to their school sites.

SCHOOL LEVEL

PTA/Booster Clubs

The PTA/Booster Club is a group of parents at a school site joined together by choice. The group provides support for the students’ special interest activities both in direct assistance and in fundraisers for activities.

School Site Council (SSC)

The Council, which is a volunteer group required by State law for schools that receive supplemental School Improvement funding, is comprised of at least half parents and half staff members at a school site. However, students are included at the junior high/middle school level. (Each BCSD School has a School Site Council.) The SSC participates in the School Improvement Program at the school site so that they can respond to the educational, personal and career needs of every student. They do this by assessing their needs, developing a school plan to meet those needs and establishing an annual budget that is directly connected with the activities in the plan.

English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)

The committee, which is a volunteer group required by State law, is comprised of parents and staff members at a school that has 21 or more English-language learners. The ELAC committee provides advice,
assistance and advisory recommendations to the principal and the school staff for the continuing improvement of the general education of English-language learners.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Bakersfield City School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or the District’s Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available by clicking here and/or upon request.