Welcome to Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

  • PAC Logo, Blue with black writing What is Specialized Instruction & Student Services - PAC?
    The Birmingham Special Services Parent Advisory Council (SE-PAC) is comprised of up to 15 parents, all of whom have children with Individualized Education Plans (IEP) in the BPS district. Additional participants include: BPS Superintendent, Executive Director for the Department of Special Services, a Supervisor from the Department of Special Services and a BPS Board of Education (BOE) Liaison. 

    Our Mission:
    Our mission is to collaborate with the BPS Special Education (SE) Department to promote the development of existing programs and services and advise in the development of new programs and services which optimize academic and functional achievement of students receiving special education support services.

    Our Purpose:
    1.  Support the vision and beliefs of the BPS Department of Special Services.
    2.  Solicit information from parents of students who receive special education services regarding needed areas of program development and/or enhancement.
    3.  Participate in problem-solving discussion with members of the Department of Special Services and the Superintendent.
    4.  Act as a resource to other parents in the BPS district.
    5.  Provide information, expertise, representation and participation in an advisory capacity to the administration.

    Our Efforts/Goals: 
    • Participating in BPS Strategic Planning Steering Committee and Action Plan Groups.
    • Serving as Presidents of various community groups: Oakland Schools' ISD-PAC and BPS Parent Teacher Association (PTA).
    • Representing the Department of Special Services on many groups and committees throughout BPS to include: PTA, Education Council, African American Family Network, Preschool Task Force and more.
    • Working collaboratively with the Friends of Different Learners (FODL) to ensure communication between parents and throughout the BPS district.

PAC Resources

Contact PAC

Monthly Meeting Minutes

PAC Meetings

  • BPS PAC Meeting Schedule
        2021-2022 School Year:

         2021                               2022_
    September 16            January 6
    October 14                  February 3
    November 11             March 3
    December 9                April 14
                                             May 12