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Parent Advisory Council

ESCs are obligated to train all Independent Project Districts regarding the local migrant PAC to ensure that meaningful consultation with migratory parents is incorporated into the planning, operation, and evaluation of the local MEP.18

The Texas State PAC Initiative and the TEA offer presentations on how to train and on what topics to address. Click here to access the ESC training resources available for implementation of a PAC.

The training should include:

  • Organization of a PAC
  • Election of officers
  • Meeting order and activities
  • What meaningful consultation looks like
  • Notifying parents of PAC meetings
  • Documentation to retain to demonstrate specific requirements of PAC meetings19

For a more detailed explanation on the PAC from the Independent Project District’s perspective, refer to the Parent and Family Engagement section.

18 Texas Education Agency, “Program Guidelines-2020-2021 ESC ESSA Basic Services Initiative” (Texas Education Agency, Austin, Texas: Texas Education Agency, 2020), , p. 17.

19 Parent Advisory Council, “State Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Training of Trainers” (presentation, Texas Education Agency, San Antonio, Texas, accessed May 27, 2020),