School and Community Engagement Opportunities
The Office of Strategic Partnership encourages families and community members to stay actively involved in their children's education as well as their children's community. Below is a list of school, district and community committees which allow individuals to be involved and provide input. Individuals should contact the appropriate personnel.
District-Level Engagement Opportunities
African American Community Family Engagement Council The African American Community Family Engagement Council's purpose is to keep the Superintendent and staff informed about the needs and concerns of African Americans in Pinellas County. The council is dedicated to promoting fairness through education and cultural opportunities for its students. Frequency- meets biannually.
Seymour Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
Calendar Committee The Calendar Committee makes a recommendation to the Superintendent and School Board on the annual student and staff calendar. Frequency- meets in the Fall. Paula Texel email@example.com District Application Program Advisory Boards Over 50 District Application Programs have advisory boards that support career and technical programs in schools. Business and community members are needed to support and advise the programs. Frequency- meets quarterly. Student Assignment firstname.lastname@example.org District Family Engagement Committee Parents and community members serve to promote rich partnerships among educators, families and community members, leading to 100% student success. Frequency- meets quarterly. Seymour Brown email@example.com District Monitoring and Advisory Committee
The court order that granted unitary status to the district established a community-based group known as the District Monitoring and Advisory Committee (DMAC). More information: https://www.pcsb.org/Page/34805 Frequency- meets quarterly.
Lewis Brinson firstname.lastname@example.org District Student Code of Conduct Committee The committee members are invited to take the proposed change to the Student Code of Conduct back to the perspective groups that they represent to then be able to share the feedback from their membership. Frequency- as needed. Dywayne Hinds email@example.com Exceptional Student Education Advisory Parents and community members are invited to participate in the ESE Advisory, which provides updates on special education services and solicits input and feedback from Advisory members. Frequency- meets quarterly. Lynn Mowatt firstname.lastname@example.org Family Life Education Committee The Family Life Education Committee processes guest speaker applications for sensitive topics and reviews new curriculum for Family Life Education. Per school board policy 2417, the Superintendent shall establish the Family Life Education Committee to oversee the delivery of instruction related to human sexuality, drug-use prevention, and mental health curriculum. Membership of the Family Life Education Committee shall consist of district staff with expertise in human sexuality education, community health leaders, school district administrators and teachers, and parent representatives. Frequency- meets quarterly. Ashley Grimes email@example.com First Amendment Review and District Appeal Committee In accordance with district policy, the district seeks community members to serve on appeals committees for controversial instructional or supplemental materials. Frequency- as needed. David Koperski firstname.lastname@example.org Hispanic Community Family Engagement Committee The Hispanic Community Family Engagement Committee's purpose is to keep the Superintendent and staff informed about the needs and concerns of the Hispanic Community in Pinellas County. The council is dedicated to promoting fairness through education and cultural opportunities for students. Frequency- meets biannually.
Seymour Brown email@example.com
Independent Citizens Oversight Referendum Committee An independent committee oversees the expenditure of Referendum funds to ensure they are spent as voters intended. The committee prepares regular reports for the School Board, which are available to the public. Members are appointed by partner organizations outlined in School Board Policy _____. Frequency- meets quarterly. Instructional Materials Each year, the district formally adopts instructional materials for one or more content areas in accordance with the state of Florida's instructional materials adoption process. Community members and parents are needed to participate in reviewing, scoring and recommending materials. Frequency- meets annually. PCS Connects Advisory Board The PCS Connects Advisory Board provides feedback, suggestions, and support to district and school leaders as the district implements the PCS Connects initiative. Frequency- meets quarterly. Sherri Nash firstname.lastname@example.org PCS Digital Learning Parent and Community Advisory Board The mission of the PCS Connects Parent and Community Advisory Board is to provide PCS leaders with a diverse perspective on the progress of the PCS Connect project. Frequency- meets quarterly. Sherri Nash email@example.com School Health Advisory Committee The SHAC serves as problem-solvers and advisors to the school district on health-related issues. SHAC can also identify needs and opportunities to maximize community resources. Frequency- meets quarterly. Sara O'Toole firstname.lastname@example.org Superintendent North County Minority Advisory Committee The mission of the North County Superintendent's Advisory Committee is to ensure open communications between the community and the school system to promote the highest student achievement by broadening community awareness and increasing community participation. Frequency- meets quarterly. Seymour Brown email@example.com Outstanding School Volunteer Selection Committee The committee meets each year in February to discuss and select the Outstanding Volunteer in the youth, adult and senior categories. Frequency- meets annually in Jan/Feb. Seymour Brown firstname.lastname@example.org Mentor of the Year Selection Committee The committee meets each year in December to discuss and select individual and group outstanding mentors. Frequency- meets annually Dec/Jan. Seymour Brown email@example.com Interested in serving on one of these committees or boards? Please reach out to the contact listed to submit your name for consideration or to be placed on the interest list.
School-Level Engagement Opportunities
PTA A school-based organization composed of parents, teachers and staff that is intended to facilitate parental participation in a school. Contact School https://www.pcsb.org/domain/1689 School Advisory Council (SAC) Teams of individuals from various segments of the community—parents, teachers, students, administrators, support staff, business/industry people, and other interested community members. The purpose of the SAC is to assist the principal in developing and evaluating the results of the school improvement plan and the annual school budget. Contact School https://www.pcsb.org/domain/1689 IAC Intervention and Appeals Committee (Fundamental Schools Only) The committee reviews and enforces cases including severe or repeated discipline infractions, continued lack of compliance with homework and /or classwork policies, failure to follow the dress code, parental absences from PTSA/PTA/SAC meetings, and parental non-attendance at required conferences. Contact School https://www.pcsb.org/domain/1689 Interested in serving on one of these committees or boards? Please contact your child's school(s).
Community Partner Engagement Opportunities
Pinellas County Council of PTA's Members work together for children and young people, address problems in their schools and neighborhoods, support teachers, volunteer in schools, attend workshops on parenting, and become informed on issues regarding children that may be brought before the state legislature. firstname.lastname@example.org Concerned Organization for the Quality Education of Black Students (COQEBS) A coalition of community organizations and individuals organized for the purpose of working to ensure the Pinellas County School District fulfills its commitment to provide quality education for black students, as was agreed by the final class action settlement agreement dated August 10, 2010 email@example.com NAACP Clearwater The NAACP works to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of the rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. NAACP St. Petersburg The NAACP works to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of the rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. St. Pete's Promise St. Pete's Promise provides the community with opportunities to invest in the schools, teachers, and children in the St. Pete community. Richard.Engwall@stpete.org Arts for a Complete Education The mission of Arts for A Complete Education (ACE) Pinellas is to promote quality arts education in Pinellas County Public Schools so that all students have access to a strong, sequential, and equitable K-12 arts education program. Youth Advisory Committee The Youth Advisory Committee advises the BCC on issues affecting local youth, assigns members to appropriate county boards and committees, participates in public education and ceremonies, and assists with county programming. The Human & Civil Rights Committee The Human & Civil Rights Committee shall recommend Association positions on matters related to both member and citizen rights; to celebrate contributions to the cause of human rights, and to integrate respect for all people and cultures into the work of the Association. JWB Community Councils JWB’s three Community Councils in North, Mid-, and South Pinellas County were established in 1994 to maximize citizen participation by identifying relevant strengths and needs at the neighborhood level. Its members represent our county's diverse population and play a vital role in fostering broad awareness and engagement. CommunityCouncil@JWBPinellas.org STSC The STSC is made up of local elected officials and school board members that meet to address school-related transportation access and safety issues. Independent Citizens Referendum Oversight Committee (ICROC) An independent committee oversees the expenditure of Referendum funds to ensure they are spent as voters intended. The committee prepares regular reports for the School Board, which are available to the public. Interested in serving on one of these committees or boards? Please reach out to the contacts listed to express your interest.