Multilingual Parent Advisory Council
School districts that have a Transitional Multilingual Education Program must establish a Multilingual Parent Advisory Committee (MPAC).
The Committee is composed of parents of students participating in the program and interested members of the community. Two-thirds of the participants of the MPAC must be parents of students in the multilingual education program. All parents of the multilingual education program are invited to become members of the MPAC.
The MPAC meets four times per year and participates in the planning, operation, and evaluation of the bilingual education program. The MPAC also offers opportunities for parents to meet to learn about how they can become involved in and support their children’s education.
The purpose of the Bensenville School District 2 Multilingual Parent Advisory Committee is:
- To maintain communication between parents of students in the program and the school district;
- To provide parents of students in the program with opportunities to learn about and comment on the program;
- To inform parents about the goals and benefits of bilingual education and English as a Second Language (ESL)To inform parents about the goals and benefits of bilingualism and biliteracy education and English as a Second Language (ESL);
- To assist with ideas about themes of interest to parents; and
- To review the annual Multilingual Service Plan