District Citizen's Advisory Council

About DCAC

DCAC is an advisory group made up of parents, teachers, administrators, and community members for TPS 501. This group learns about what is happening in the district and participates in study topics that help with decision making for the district. If you are interested in serving with DCAC, talk to the principal at your child’s school, or contact the Burnett Center about the process. While we help inform the district, we are a volunteer organization.

Objectives

  • To provide a vehicle by which the citizens can actively advise the District in its decision-making regarding our children's education;
  • To encourage and increase parental, student, and general community involvement in school affairs;
  • To strengthen communication between school personnel and parents; and
  • To increase understanding among all people of the various communities within our District.

The District Citizens Advisory Council serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Education. The Council consists of parent/patron representatives from each school, community agencies and organizations, and student organization(s) from each high school. DCAC members become familiar with the objectives and philosophy of the school district. Members represent their constituency at Council meetings and report back to their school's PTO or Booster Club about DCAC activities. Members also participate in study committees that examine important educational concerns within the district.

Join the Council!

DCAC representatives may be selected by the Principal, elected by the school's PTO, or appointed by the leadership of community organizations. Selection is based on enthusiasm and evidence of commitment.

If you are interested in serving on the DCAC, please contact your school's PTO or Principal. If you have other questions about DCAC, you are welcome to contact the DCAC Liaison, Dr. Aarion Gray, at 295-3044.

Past Study Reports

2014 - Volunteering

2015- Optimal Classroom Size

2016 - Human Sexuality 

2016 - Secondary Electives 

2017 - Physical Activity 

2017 - K-12 College and Careers

2018 - Fundraising 

2019 - Enrichment Options for Elementary Students

2020 - Middle School Opportunities

2021-22 DCAC Officers

 

Melissa Wagenmann

Ms. Melissa Wangenmann
President
Topeka West High School Representative

Engage students in the highest quality of learning • Prepare students for responsible, productive citizenship • Inspire excellence for a lifetime
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