Parent Advisory Councils

District Wide Parent Advisory Council (DPAC)

The District Wide Title I Parent Advisory Council have the mission  to empower Parents, Guardians, Loco Parentis, Grandparents, and Community(here after called Parents) with knowledge as it relates to their participation in the Title I programs, services, and funding of  Public and Non-Public Schools. In addition, the Delegates will make decisions and recommendations regarding Title I Compliance, Parent and Community Involvement and on issues regarding the Title I Law and its’ amendments as it relates to parents.

Parent Advisory Council on Student Achievement (PACSA)

The Parent Advisory Council on Student Achievement is a partnership with parents, the community, and Detroit Public Schools that exists to support the District's Academic Plan, Instructional Delivery, and Accountability Systems in Detroit Public Schools.


To work collaboratively with the school principal and to support data-based programs to increase student achievement.


  • To recognize data related to academic performance to make suggestions to the leadership of the school
  • To support the efforts of the school and its students, teachers, and principal in capacity building
  • To complete 18–20 hours of formal training in the following areas to be certified as PACSA Officer(s):
    • Understanding School Data
    • School Culture and Climate
    • Title I Parent Involvement
    • Presentation Skills
    • Conducting Productive Meetings
    • Conflict Resolution

Detroit Public Schools Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (DPS SEPAC)

The mission of Detroit Public Schools Special Education Parent Advisory Committee is to increase students, families, schools, and community involvement by being a representative and collaborative resource to positively support, advice, educate, and advocate for the success for the “whole (child) student.”

City-Wide School Community Organization (CWSCO)

The City-Wide School Community Organization is dedicated to the educational achievement of all students and to improvement relationships among all parents, staff, students and community.

City Wide Bilingual/Multicultural Advisory Council (CW-BMAC)

The City Wide Bilingual/Multicultural Advisory Council provides a platform for the voice of Bilingual parents and community partners to express their concerns and suggestions regarding Bilingual students and programs in Detroit Public Schools, and to ensure that Parents/Families of English Language Learners are vital partners in the educational process.

Great Start Readiness Program Advisory Committee (GSRP)

The Great Start Readiness Program Advisory Committee ensures ongoing articulation of the early childhood, kindergarten and first grade programs for the District. GSRP reviews mechanisms and criteria used to determine participation in the early childhood program; reviews the health screening programs and reviews the nutritional services… In additional, the GSRP review, evaluate and make recommendations the District for changes to the school readiness program. (State School Aid, Section 32.)

For additional information please contact the Office of Parent and Community Engagement at (313) 873-7490 or