District councils and committees
The district seeks input from the community on a variety of topics through formal and ad hoc councils and committees.
EQUITY ADVISORY COUNCIL
The equity council meets quarterly to discuss challenges and opportunities, share knowledge and resources, share networks and build capacity, serve as a sounding board for ideas, and provide feedback and recommendations. Council members include parents, students, employees, community members and district leadership. The work of the council is aligned to our Ensure Equity strategic goal.
MESA PARENT COUNCIL
Mesa Parent Council provides quarterly opportunities for the superintendent, district leadership and parent representatives from every school to engage in conversation about topics impacting education in our community. Parents learn factual, relevant and up-to-date information to share with other parents, community members, business leaders and policy makers so that they can take positive action on behalf of our students. District leadership receives valuable insight and feedback to inform district action and decision making. Expanding opportunities for stakeholder engagement is directly aligned to our Engage Our Community strategic goal.
SPECIAL EDUCATION PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL (SEPAC)
SEPAC enhances the school/family partnership by increasing collaborative communication among parents and all district stakeholders. The members have shared priorities that include identifying systemic opportunities for improvement along with relationship building at the campus level, so we can work together to ensure the Mesa Public Schools promise for students who receive special education services.
Provide insight and recommendations to the superintendent and the leadership team to inform decision-making.
COMMUNITY CURRICULUM ADVISORY PANEL (CCAP)
CCAP provides input from citizens in relation to recommendations made to the Governing Board regarding core curriculum, periodically review the district’s graduation and promotion requirements, and serve as a source of additional input to existing committees or procedures. Members are appointed by the Governing Board.
NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATION PROGRAM PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Native American Education Program (NAEP) Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is a parent group that comes together several times a year to provide program input and opinions, promote educational opportunities for Native American students, and promote the cause of Native American education in Arizona.
PLANNING AND BOUNDARY DESIGN ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PABDAC)
PABDAC reviews demographic data, conducts public hearings and offers recommendations to the Governing Board concerning changes in school attendance areas; offers long-range development plans directed toward future school site selection and offers recommendations to the Governing Board, resulting in the formation of proposed school attendance areas.
PROJECT M.E.S.A. ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Project M.E.S.A. Human Sexuality Education Advisory Committee provides input from citizens appointed by Governing Board members in relation to the district’s sex education program. The committee reviews the program’s curriculum and outcomes and offers recommendations regarding curriculum resources or changes.
Ad hoc committees
Provide insight and/or recommendations on a specific topic.
INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS ADOPTION - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (K-8) AND MATHEMATICS (K-12)
A comprehensive process is exercised when selecting appropriate instructional materials for grade levels and/or courses. Teachers, specialists, administrators, parents and community partners all have a significant role in defining the criteria for selection and the actual selection process itself. The district is currently in the process of adopting new instructional materials for English Language Arts (ELA) grades kindergarten to eighth and mathematics grades kindergarten to 12th.