At Mesa Public Schools, education is a partnership among the student, the parents and the school. Your involvement has a positive effect on your child. We encourage you to participate in your child's education at home, school and in the community.
Stop by the school office and request an activation key to My MPS – the district’s newest school-home communication tool. You can review and monitor your student’s grades, attendance, and other education-related information from your home or work computer.
Encourage your child in post-high school education
You can have a significant impact on your student’s attitude towards post-high school education. Attend Op Shop to learn about career and educational options. Help your student develop an Education and Career Action Plan with Kuder.
Be active at school and in the district
Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) or school booster clubs – plans activities and raises funds for the school
School Improvement Advisory Council (SIAC) – advises the principal on school issues
Art Masterpiece volunteer – discusses a painting with elementary children. Training is offered in October and November. Information: Creative and Performing Arts, (480) 308-7350.
Curriculum committee - reviews and select textbooks for adoption). Information: Curriculum and Instruction, (480) 472-0340.
Community Curriculum Advisory Panel (CCAP) - reviews curriculum-related proposals and make recommendations to the Superintendent. Members are appointed by the Governing Board. Information: Curriculum and Instruction, (480) 472-0340.
Planning and Boundary Design Advisory Committee (PABDAC) - reviews development and growth in the community and makes a recommendation to the Superintendent. Information: Associate Superintendent, (480) 472-0205.
Special Education Parent Advisory Committee - meets with the Director of Special Education and the Assistant Superintendent of Student Services. Information: Special Education, (480) 472-0710.
Mesa Supporters of the Gifted and Talented (MSGT) - a community parent group that works closely with the district to advocate for our gifted children. Information: MSGT website; and Kris Mason, parent volunteer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Native American Parent Advisory Committee - reviews issues and provides input on education. Information: Native American Education Program, (480) 472-0577.
Read your school newsletter (check your child’s backpack regularly!!) Junior high and high school information is generally mailed to your home.
Read the newspaper to learn about Mesa Public Schools.
Visit the district website.
Watch Mesa Channel 99 for up-to-date information.
Attend our Governing Board meetings. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month in the Board Room, 549 N. Stapley Drive, Mesa. You may also watch live on Mesa Channel 99 and on the Web site. Watch archived meetings.
Vote. Elect people that you believe will best represent your child’s educational needs – from the Governing Board to state representatives and the Governor to the U.S. Senate and our President.
Voter registration materials are available at all school offices or register online with Maricopa County Elections.
Contact your elected officials in the Arizona Legislature and share your comments about educational issues.
Stay in touch with the issues by visiting education-related Web sites.