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District Advisory Council

Overview

Milwaukee Public Schools established the District Advisory Council (DAC) to ensure that parents of all students have an opportunity to share their ideas about the needs of children, assist in the planning and operation of Title I programs for children and participate in evaluating the success of Title I efforts. Today, the DAC is a diverse group of families committed to lending their voice on current issues faced by Milwaukee Public Schools.

DAC Delegate Forms

The District Advisory Council (DAC) meets monthly to learn about and advise on district strategies and programs impacting families, particularly related to Title I.   All school leaders must identify two delegates that are family members of students in their school to the DAC.  All delegates are able to serve for two school years ending in June of the second year, regardless of starting month. The DAC recognizes the most recent representative form submitted by a school leader for which family members are currently serving on the DAC.  Addtionally, schools may select up to two official alternate members to serve. Alternate, members are encouraged to attend all meetings and participate in discussions. However, alternate members may only vote when one of the school's official representatives is not in attendance. 

The following forms should be completed and signed by the School Leader and sent to dac@milwaukee.k12.wi.us or dropped off in room 131 at Central Office. 

2021-2022 Meeting Dates

DAC meetings occur the first Thursday of the month, October through June from 6:00-7:30 p.m.   Meetings are currently being held virtually until further notice.

  • October 7, 2021
  • November 4, 2021
  • December 2, 2021
  • January 6, 2022
  • February 3, 2022
  • March 3, 2022
  • April 7, 2022
  • May 5, 2022
  • June 2, 2022 (DAC Executive Committee Only)

School DAC Representatives as well as other families or community members are welcome to attend. Translation services are always available.

2021-2022 Handouts

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  November 2021 Meeting

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  December 2021 Meeting

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  January 2022 Meeting

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  February 2022 Meeting

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  March 2022 Meeting

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  April 2022 Meeting

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  May 2022 Meeting

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  June 2022 Meeting

 

 

DAC Standing Committees

The District Advisory Council By-Laws state that, "The Standing Committees of the MPS DAC shall be the Election and Bylaws Committee and Family Action and Training Committee. "

The Election and Bylaws Committee is responsible for:

  • Conducting all elections of Executive Committee members for the DAC. 
  • Overseeing that the function of the DAC is maintained within the bylaws, including amendments of the bylaws.

The role of the Family Action and Training Committee is to:

  • Develop, plan, monitor, evaluate and modify programs that will familiarize DAC members with the DAC and their role in it.
  • Create the DAC binder, conduct orientation in October, family events, and outreach.
  • Actively seek ways to bring programs to the DAC that will help increase family engagement throughout MPS. 
  • Seek feedback from DAC members, find out what needs families have and find programs/trainings to address those needs.

DAC Executive Committee

Every November the DAC holds elections for seats on the Executive Committee which is made up of nine members: Council Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Recording Secretary, Communications Secretary, Parliamentarian, Sergeant at Arms, and 3 Members at Large.

The Executive Committee is a working committee and as such may have multiple committees reporting and participating in meetings and business related to the DAC. This committee is responsible for composing agendas for DAC meetings and overseeing all activities.

2020-2021 Executive Committee:

  • Chairperson……………………......Tracey Dent
  • Vice Chairperson…………………Vacant
  • Recording Secretary…………….Nonita Stiggers 
  • Communications Secretary.....Celeste Moore
  • Parliamentarian…………………...Jennifer Hofschulte
  • Sergeant at Arms………………….Andy Kilimann
  • Member at Large……………….....Carrie Birkerstaff
  • Member at Large…......................Vacant
  • Member at Large…………………..Vacant

 

Contact

Family & Community Engagement Associate
Cacy Masters
Department of Strategic Partnerships and Customer Service

Phone: 414-475-8803
Email: dac@milwaukee.k12.wi.us

Family & Community Engagement Specialist
Darryl Hall
Department of Strategic Partnerships and Customer Service

Phone: 414-777-7873
Email: dac@milwaukee.k12.wi.us

 

DAC Representatives

To become an official DAC Representative, please take this form to your School Leader and/or School Engagement Council.

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