• Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee (BPAC)

    School districts that have Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) programs are required to establish a Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee (BPAC). The committee participates in the planning, operation, and evaluation of the TBE program. The committee is comprised of parents of children in the TBE program and other interested community members. Two-thirds of the committee members must be parents of students in the bilingual education program. All parents of students in the bilingual education program are invited to become members of the committee. The BPAC committee hosts events for families of students in the bilingual education program. Childcare is provided at these events; see below for meeting schedule. To learn more about BPAC, contact Allison Kreuz at amkreuz@d47.org or Jacki Rubio at jjrubio@d47.org.


    BPAC Mission Statement

    The mission of the Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee is for parents, staff and the school district to work together in order to meet the needs of all bilingual students. The goal of the BPAC is to help parents of ELLs develop leadership skills for effective participation in schools and advocate on the behalf of all ELLs. We will use the resources of the entire community, including students, parents, teachers, staff, administrators and business leaders.


    BPAC Committee Members:

    Alejandra León 

    Brenda Chavez

    Zoila Diaz

    Zoila Acosta

    Maria Cardozo 

    Coty Reyes
    Ciro Perez
    Mary Tellez


    2016-2017 BPAC Meeting Dates:

    November 15 6:30-8pm
    Canterbury School
    875 Canterbury Dr.
    Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    -Meeting about testing, grants and funding
    April 26 9:30-10:30am
    CORE Center
    300 Commerce Dr.
    Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    -BPAC Board meeting
    May 13 8am-5pm
    Hilton/Chicago Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center
    3500 Midwest Road
    Oak Brook, IL
    -Bilingual Parent Summit*
    *Requires registration