District Advisory Committee (DAC)
Kansas City Public Schools has a District Advisory Committee (DAC) that meets regularly. Meetings prior to the 2020-2021 school year were held in the KCPS District School Board Room at the Board of Education Building (2901 Troost Ave.)
For the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year, District Advisory Committee meetings will be held virtually.
Every school is asked to send a representative, and parents and community members are also welcome to attend. The DAC addresses school issues and concerns and allows parents to network, share ideas and solve problems cooperatively. In addition, the DAC serves in an advisory role to the District’s Board of Education.
Interested in serving as a DAC delegate for your school or joining the DAC executive board? Click here to submit your interest form.
Parent Leadership Organizations
Participating in parent leadership organizations is a great way to get involved in the education of children. Adults who take an active role in education positively impact future generations of leaders, workers and parents. These adults also get a chance to see firsthand what goes on inside schools within the Kansas City, Missouri School District.
These leadership organizations are a school-based volunteer group made up of parents and families of students, community members and school staff. Among the functions of a parent leadership organization are:
- Participation in the development of the school budget
- Working with the administration on personnel issues
- Providing input into curriculum selections and development
Parent Lighthouse (SAC)
Trailwoods Elementary is focused on hearing the voice of parents and empowering our families to help shape their students' education. This year we will be inviting all interested parents to join our Parent Lighthouse. The role of the Parent Lighthouse Team is to express concerns or share ideas for school improvement, consult and advise administration on issues that affect our school and community, be involved in school-based planning, and help organize or run family events.
Parent Lighthouse will meet monthly in the Trailwoods Library.
If you are interested in joining Parent Lighthouse, please contact our Family Liaison Denisse Mendoza-Navarro at 816-418-3253 for more information and a schedule of upcoming meetings.