Parent Advisory Councils

Bradley Bobcat Parent Advisory Group

Purpose of the Bradley Bobcat PAC

The PAC was created as a way for parents, teachers and administrators to communicate issues of importance in the areas of curriculum and parent out-reach. Members offer feedback to administrators in a roundtable fashion that promotes brainstorming and problem-solving.

Membership of the Bobcat PAX

All parents/guardians of students attending Bradley Academy all staff and faculty members of the school are automatically members of the Parent Advisory Council and therefore welcome at all meetings.

Appointment of Sub-Committees

The officers of the PAC may invite members to serve on Ad-Hoc Committees formed by the PAC to work on specific topics. Members may also be invited to serve on committees formed by the principal for special projects and events.


The PAC does not undertake any fundraising and therefore does not have a bank account. The PAC promotes school sponsored fund raising efforts.

Schedule of Meetings

The PAC generally meets monthly beginning in September, 2014.

Setting the Meeting Agenda

The agenda usually includes a guest speaker representing a school department (example reading interventionists). That group speaks to the parents about their program and then those teachers answer parent questions and seek feedback. These meetings are an opportunity for the administration to talk about issues of importance to the school and parents, and an open forum session where parents can discuss any subject of interest.

Communication and Distribution of Agenda

The agenda for the year, along with an informational letter, is sent home to all parents at the start of the school year and will be on the school website.

Meeting Minutes Minutes of each meeting are taken and approved by the principal prior to posting on the district website. The minutes list PAB officers and District 18 staff, but do not name parents to protect their anonymity.

Meeting Procedure

Meetings are held in a roundtable forum and are generally conducted by the Chair or Co-Chair. It is expected that all members will conduct themselves in an honest, open and non-aggressive manner, respecting the right of others to speak and, if many are in attendance, restricting comments to two mintues.

Election of Officers

Nominations for the positions of PAB Chair or Co-Chairs, Vice-Chair and Secretary are open at the April meeting.  Candidates can be nominated by other PAB members or self-nominated. Nominations close at the start of the May meeting when the current Chair/Co-Chair submit all the nominations to a paper ballot at that meeting. Prior to voting, the current Chair/Co-Chair must confirm with the candidate that he or she is willing to run.

Term of Office

The term for all PAB officers is for one academic year from June through May of the following year.

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