Haley Rivera-Gonzalez, PAC President
Haley Rivera-Gonzalez, PAC President
Minerva Mendoza, PAC Vice President
Minerva Mendoza, PAC Vice President
Sarah Machado, PAC Secretary
Sarah Machado, PAC Secretary

Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

Who is the Madera Unified PAC?

Parents have the opportunity to become leaders who represent their child’s school and lead meaningful conversations with decision-makers to make positive changes across the district.

By Star Cortez, Deputy Editor

The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is a group of parent volunteers who gather about seven times during the school year to be connected, be heard, and be informed about the school district. Each school in Madera Unified elects one parent representative and an alternate to attend each meeting. The Parent Advisory Committee’s (PAC) mission is to provide an authentic parent voice in an advisory capacity to the MUSD Board of Education and the Superintendent on matters pertaining to District finances. The function of the PAC is to consult, review, and comment on the Madera Unified Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) to ensure it reflects the input of District parents, a key stakeholder group.

Parents go through training to understand the purpose of the PAC and how the PAC uses Robert’s Rules of Order to conduct meetings. Each new parent is greeted with a welcome kit that includes a We Believe T-shirt, Madera Unified’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), and other relevant information.

Member benefits include:

  • Have input in your child’s education
  • Discuss important issues affecting all students across the district with other parents and staff

PAC Recommendations that have been implemented:

  • Increase access to after-school tutoring
  • Hire more qualified staff — Teacher Support Mentors
  • More resources for at-risk students — hire more support staff
  • High-Quality Professional Development for Counselors and MTSS
  • MEtoBE Reports and Parent-Teacher Conference Night
  • Monthly Community Newsletter

“I chose to represent my child’s school because it’s important to have positive involvement in your child’s life, and show support with their education so they will succeed. Running for PAC president has allowed me to show dedication of years being a PAC member and determination of being my school representative to have a positive impact on our children and in Madera Unified. Our children are the future, and can reach for the stars. WE BELIEVE.”


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