In Bellingham Public Schools we have three parent advisory committees. These committees meet throughout the school year and are comprised of parent representatives from our schools. Some of the work of the committees includes:
- Identifying common needs and goals among the parents of students
- Providing monthly updates to parents regarding current issues
- Bringing to the district’s attention existing and emerging issues expressed by parents at the school they represent.
- Serve as an advisory, not a decision-making body, that encourages brainstorming and effective problem solving.
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.
The Highly Capable Learning Parent Advisory Committee hopes to increase opportunities for families across all schools to provide insight and collaborate around topics relevant to students identified as Highly Capable.
The Special Education Parent Advisory Committee aims to increase opportunities for family engagement and collaboration. This group includes representative parents from each school to meet with district staff on a monthly basis to discuss a variety of topics, share information and broaden understanding of school-related issues.