Raise your voice at your school’s parent advisory council


Parental advisory councils are a great way to support your child’s academic and social-emotional success. Studies also show that meaningful parental involvement is directly associated with improved student achievement and leadership development.

Both Minneapolis and St. Paul Public Schools host culturally specific councils, including African American-focused, to give parents a voice for change and impact while helping them to learn about district issues, share concerns, and identify solutions.

These councils create a direct path for parents to connect with district and school leaders along with other parents. Each council hosts monthly meetings for parents to provide input concerning school-related issues, shape and influence district policies and programs, and advocate for issues vital to the success of schools, youth, and families in their community.

Below is a listing of 2018/2019 meeting dates for both Minneapolis and St. Paul Public Schools’ councils.

Minneapolis Public Schools
Black Parents’ Advisory Council

The Black Parents’ Advisory Council is hosted monthly at the Davis Center located at 1250 West Broadway Avenue in Room S1-433. All meetings take place from 6-8 pm. Dinner, childcare and transportation are provided.


2018/2019 Meeting Dates

October 25

November 14

December 12

January 30

February 27

March 27

April 24

May 29

For more information, contact Charisma Smith at 612-668-2093 or charisma.smith@mpls.k12.mn.us


St. Paul Public Schools
Parents of African American Students Advisory Council

The Parents of African American Students Advisory Council meetings are hosted monthly at the District Administration Building, located at 360 Colborne Street, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Dinner and childcare are provided.


2018/2019 Meeting Dates

September 20

October 25

November 15

December 20

January 17

February 21

March 21

April 18

May 16

June 20


For more information, contact Penny Born at 651-744-8312.


—Information provided by Minneapolis and St. Paul Public Schools.