Office of Communications, Engagement & External Relations

Office of Communications, Engagement & External Relations

Black Parent Advisory Council

It takes a village! Black Students in Minneapolis Public Schools rely on the (parental) village as advocates, mentors, and mediators!

Please join us in building a strong foundation for the success of Black Students.

Black Parent Advisory Council:

  • A friendly space to learn about district issues, share concerns, and identify solutions (also known as information sharing);
  • Use your voice to shape and influence district policies and programs;
  • Address needs and opportunities as a community; and 
  • Be a part of the District Parent Advisory Council hosted monthly by the Superientendent. 

Meetings:  Every month starting in September (no meetings in December, July, and August).


Have questions or want to get involved? Contact Charisma Smith at 612.668.0234 or

Black Parent Advisory Council (AAPAC) is part of Minneapolis Public Schools and a collaboration of the community,  the Office of Black Male Student Achievement (OBMSA) & Office Communications, Engagement, and External Relations.