What is PMAC?
The Principal's Multicultural Advisory Committee (PMAC) is a multicultural
student leadership program designed to empower students to have a positive,
sustainable impact on the culture and climate of their schools
and communities. The program became a school board mandate in order to ensure
that students had the right to attend a school where all ethnic and cultural
heritages are welcomed and respected.
The multicultural committee
members represent a balance of students by gender and grade level, and
representing a cross section of the racial, religious, and cultural backgrounds
of the students at the school.
At the secondary level the
responsibilities include the following:
A. Act as an advisory group to the principal
B. Engage in a
facilitative dialogue about diversity centered concerns and make
recommendations to the principal
C. Promote multicultural activities
and programs school-wide
D. Learn and implement conflict resolution and
E. Provide service to school and community
Improve school climate
Members of elementary school multicultural committees will learn about different cultures, participate in
multicultural activities and programs, and initiate, at least, one school-wide
multicultural activity per year.
Each committee sets its own mission and
goals for the school year based upon the PMAC school board mandate and
individual school needs. Goals often include planning and promoting school wide
multicultural activities to build community and address concerns such as
bullying, providing curricular resources and materials to teachers, facilitating
dialogue between students and staff, and reaching out to younger students.
District Strategic Plan
To build and sustain safe, equitable, and inclusive school cultures which foster highest student achievement for all students.
Strategic Goal 3 - Action Goal 18
Ensure schools have an active and documented Principal’s Multicultural Advisory Committee (PMAC) program which addresses the responsibilities of schools to provide an environment reflective of the District’s core value of cultural competency.
Contact Information for PMAC
9-12 Social Studies Specialist
Pony route: Administration Building