The Kansas City Public Schools has a District Advisory Committee (DAC) that meets the fourth Monday of every month (except December, June and July) at 6:00 p.m. at Manual Career & Technical Center, located at 1215 E. Truman Road. Every school SAC 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.
Chair: Miriam King Vice Chair: Jennifer Wolfsie Corresponding Secretary: OPEN Recording Secretary: OPEN Parliamentarian: Daisy Price Treasurer: OPEN Member-at-Large: Steve Burton
For more information about SAC or DAC, contact your local school or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Advisory Committees (SACs) are 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.
A SAC is a school-based volunteer group made up of parents and families of students, community members and school staff. Among the functions of a SAC are:
Participation in the development of the school budget
Working with administration on personnel issues
Providing input into curriculum selections and development
Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
The mission of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is threefold:
To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community, and before governmental bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children
To assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children
To encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of the nation
The objects of the PTA:
To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship
To raise the standards of home life
To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth
To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth
To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education
The following schools in the Kansas City Public Schools have Parent-Teacher Associations. Please contact each school for more information about PTA:
Border Star Montessori - 418-5150
Holliday Montessori - 418-1950