Members of AAPAC are parents, guardians, and/or caregivers of students within the Kern High School who identify in whole or part, as African American. Each district site selects one representative to participate on this council. Meetings are held monthly at the district office.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the District African American Parent Advisory Council (AAPAC) is to serve in an advisory capacity to District staff, and to establish a partnership between KHSD staff and the KHSD African American parent community in response to the specific needs of our African American students. Parents will be informed about the District’s resources, policies, programs and support services.
GOAL: The goal of the African American Parent Advisory Council is to empower parents and students to actively advocate for a high quality academic and social high school experience for every Kern High School District African American student. The KHSD AAPAC will partner with the district to strengthen and develop resources and avenues that will allow parents to actively support the academic instruction and social activities their students receive and engage with district and school administrators. Parent members of the AAPAC can share information with other parents through the School Site Council and other parent groups including Project BEST, Black Student Union (BSU), and Young Women Empowered for Leadership (YWEL).
KHSD staff will provide information and guidance to the KHSD AAPAC to review all aspects of the academic, discipline, co-curricular, and extra-curricular areas of the African American students’ experiences in the Kern High School District.