Black Parent Advisory Council

Black Parent Advisory Council

Black Parent Advisory Council
Pan-African Flag
The Pan-African flag, (also called the Marcus Garvey, UNIA, Afro-American or Black Liberation flag,) was designed to represent people of the African Diaspora, and, as one scholar put it, to symbolize "black freedom, simple."

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 parents of Minneapolis Public School students. 

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