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Bilingual Parent Advisory Council (BPAC)
Bilingual Family
BPAC is a council that is mandated by the State of Illinois as part of the EL program structure. BPAC members are parents of EL program students and EL department staff. BPAC meets at least four times a year. The purpose of the Council is to receive information related to the instruction of EL students, to learn of innovations and programmatic changes and to provide input regarding the interest and needs of the parents, students and the larger school community. BPAC members also review the TBE/TPI grant application.

BPAC Meeting Schedule

September 19, 2017 – W.A. Johnson 5:30 – 7:00 PM – 252 Ridgewood Ave.

  • Agenda includes: School Principals, Mindful Practices presentation, 2018 Grant and EL Program Overview, Parent Survey

November 2, 2017 – Blackhawk Middle School 5:30 – 7:00 PM – 250 S. Church Rd.

  • Agenda includes: Student work display and Presenter ?Dr. Lourdes Ferrer who specializes in academic and non-academic issues regarding English Language Learners, Hispanic and African American students and families. She covers a wide range of topics that include cultural competency, achievement gaps between ethnic groups, parent empowerment, culturally relevant instruction, college and career readiness, etc. 

March 6, 2018 - Tioga – 3:30 - 5:30 PM – 212 W. Memorial Drive

  • Parents meet with representatives from various community agencies that will provide information and support in meeting their family’s individual needs. 

May 22, 2018 - Blackhawk Middle School 5:30 – 7:00 PM – 250 S. Church Rd.

  • Students present artifacts from curriculum units
  • Presentation: Resources to keep children actively learning over the summer

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