Bilingual Parent Advisory Council
Mission Statement: Framingham Public Schools is committed to supporting parents of English Language Learners in matters pertaining to their children’s education and in providing access to school-related events and activities. The Bilingual PAC Advisory council supports and carries out the work of the Bilingual PAC, Bilingual Education Department and school outreach to parents of ELLs. (Authority: Title VI; EEOA; Title III).
Effective on-going family involvement is integral to student success
The Bilingual Department of the Framingham Public Schools offers research-based programs and exemplary instruction for English Learners in the Framingham Public Schools. We want to facilitate the creation of the BPAC for families to have a voice in their child’s education and give feedback to the district.
- Sheltered English Immersion (SEI)
- Sheltered English Immersion for Beginners (SEI-B)
- Two-Way Bilingual Program
- Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE)
- Differentiated Rigorous English & Academic Achievement Modules (DREAM)-SLIFE
What is BPAC?
- BPAC seeks to serve as a united voice for students who are learning English as a second language and their families.
- Establishes by-laws regarding officers and operational procedures.
- Advise the school district, school committee and board of trustees on all matters that pertain to English Learners.
- Meets regularly with school or district leaders to participate in the planning and development of programs designed to improve educational opportunities for English Learners.
- Upon request from the Bilingual Parent Advisory Council, each school committee or school council shall meet at least annually with the council.
Resources for parents in English, Spanish, and Portuguese to give public comment on the LOOK Act, from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education