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Parent Advisory Committees


The African-American Parent Advisory Council (AAPAC) meets on a monthly basis to establish goals and objectives for African-American students.  The Council advises the district in developing school programs for African-American students.  The focus of the council is on African-American students and parents, but all ethnic backgrounds are welcome to attend.  To receive the link to the meetings, please request it at

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SSC members that are interested in taking their school-level involvement to the district-level may participate in the District Parent Advisory Committee. DPAC works hand-in-hand with SSC at the school level. DPAC duties include:

  • Provides input on various subjects when there is a need for district-level input, especially on issues relating to the needs of low-income and/or underperforming student groups
  • Provides leadership to promote parent involvement at their school site
  • Provides input into and feedback on the Title I budget

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The English Learner Advisory Committee advises and assists the principal, staff and School Site Council (SSC) in developing:

  • School programs for English learners
  • Single School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)
  • School needs assessments
  • School site annual language census

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A parent-teacher association (PTA) is a formal organization composed of parents, teachers and staff that is intended to facilitate parental participation in a school. 

The funds raised from PTA memberships and other fundraising initiatives help pay for field trip admissions, transportation and support academic programs. 

To join and get your PTA membership, click here. Thank you for supporting LESD students!

Click here to learn more about our Lawndale PTA Council.

2023 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)

The LCAP is a tool for local educational agencies to set goals, plan actions, and leverage resources to meet those goals to improve student outcomes.

Parent and family engagement is essential to a successful LCAP. We encourage parents to participate in our LCAP Parent Advisory Committee.

2022_05_25 LCAP to Parent Advisory Committees.pdf (PDF)


Three ways to engage at the school and district levels. Click on the guide to determine what is a good fit for you!

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