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Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee
Bilingual Family
School districts that have Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) Programs are required to establish a Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee (BPAC) 

The committee is comprised of parents of children in the TBE program and other interested community members. Two-thirds of the committee members must be parents of children in the bilingual education program.

The committee meets four times a year and participates in the planning, operation, and evaluation of the TBE program. All parents of students in the Bilingual Education Program are invited to become members of the Committee.

Bensenville Elementary School District 2 BPAC’s purpose:
  1. To maintain open communication between the parents of students in the program and the school district.
  2. To provide parents of bilingual students the opportunities to learn and discuss the ELL program.
  3. To inform and discuss the purpose and advantages of bilingual and ESL education.
  4. To provide input on topics for parent education programs. 
  5. To review the district’s annual 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 – 4:00 – 6:30 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

Navigating the American Education System
District 2 also offers four parent education programs which present information from Navigating the American Education System. Child care is also available for these sessions. 

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