State Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Council


View recommended parent engagement strategies in the new Parent Advisory Committee's Family & Community Engagement Report!


The State Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Council (PAC) provides advice to the state superintendent on family engagement in student learning. The PAC offers members the opportunity to learn about state education programs and priorities, while encouraging parents to share information about effective practices in their schools and communities.  

The 2014-15 Parent Advisory Council received a specific charge from State Superintendent Tony Evers: Build on the work of the “Promoting Excellence for All: State Superintendent’s Task Force on Wisconsin’s Achievement Gap,” to recommend strategies for how schools and families can work together to engage all families in student learning and close student achievement gaps. The council’s contributions can be found in their report as well as in the materials (video, textual) throughout the Family & Community Engagement focus area of the Promoting Excellence for All website.

The council worked with the national “Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships,” and added information from their own experiences.

To realize this goal, 2014-15 Council members met at DPI on four dates:

Monday, September 15, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015.

An agenda is provided for each meeting.


The PAC provides an example of how school districts can listen to the voices of families. As said by State Superintendent Evers, “Clearly, when families are engaged in their children’s education, children will do better in school, and are more likely to graduate from high school career and college ready, and attend better schools. The Parent Advisory Council will play a vital role in helping us get this important message out to all families, educators, and policy makers at the state and local levels.” 


Related Resources:

DPI Policy on Family-School-Community Partnerships

"What Parents Want School Staff to Know" to promote the nurturing of positive and trusting relationships with educators. This document was also developed into a PowerPoint presentation: "What Parents Want School Staff to Know"

Title I Parent Involvement Resources

Family-Schools-Community Partnerships Resources


For questions about this information, contact Ruth Anne Landsverk (608) 266-9757