Want to help review what is taught in St. Louis Park Public Schools classrooms? We invite families to apply to join the District Instructional Programs Advisory Council (DIPAC). You do not need any educational background to join. The Committee will review the process of our curricular and instructional program offerings.
- No background required (just your interest to participate!)
- Seeking diverse perspectives
- Attend approximately 4 meetings (1.5 hours each).
What we hope to do
- Support the development of curricular and instructional programs that are anti-racist and promote racially equitable learning experiences for all students.
- Bring together academic interests that support achievement for all students across the district.
- Provide advice and insight to support the Superintendent in the development of curricular and instructional programs.
- To review and provide feedback on District policies, practices, procedures and programs that impact curriculum and instructional programs.
- Gather feedback from parents and students throughout the district regarding how to share decisions and progress of district Program Design Teams with the greater parent and student community.
DIPAC has the authority to make recommendations to the Superintendent regarding curricular and instructional programs.
All meetings will take place at the District Office on Mondays from 4:30 - 6:00 pm unless otherwise noted.
- January 8, 2024
- February 5, 2024
- April 8, 2024
- May 13, 2024
DIPAC membership is based on interest, not educational expertise. Members include up to two representatives from each elementary school and up to four representatives from each secondary school, one school board member, district teachers and administrators, and up to four high school students. The length of term is two years.
DIPAC will strive to reflect the racial, gender, language, and ability balance of the school district and will actively recruit participants from underrepresented groups, if at the end of the application process, we do not see an adequate response. The district Teaching and Learning team and the Superintendent shall work together to ensure underrepresented groups are equitably represented from across the school district. These appointments will be endorsed by Principals at each of the representative sites from across the school district.