Urban-Suburban Parent Advisory Council (PAC)
The Council is composed of parent volunteers with at least one from each district. The role of the Council is to support the program by advocating for students and other parents.
Council meets virtually the first Thursday of each month, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (unless otherwise indicated).
Volunteering for PAC
If you are a current parent in the program and are interested in volunteering for the Council, contact Felicia A. Smith, Director at 585-249-7046 or email Urban_Suburban@boces.monroe.edu for more information.
"I am proud to be a part of the Urban-Suburban of the Parent Advisory Council and encourage others to get involved. Since entering the program, my sons have been excited about school. The parent meetings are insightful and well organized, providing important subject matter for our families."
~Cherie Banda, Pittsford representative
"As a former student in Urban-Suburban who was removed from the program due to behavorial issues and now having a son that has had great success in the program, I have had the opportunity to see things from both sides. My son has been exposed to things I never even imagined. I have learned that our issues are not that unique. I just want to be a resource for other young men, any district, to help them realize the possibilities."
~Frankie Gissendanner, Penfield representative
"The program empowers parents to become active participants in their children's education. Being a member of PAC has allowed me to share my opinion about the well-being of my child."
~Janice K'Por, 2nd Vice Chair, Brockport representative
"Being a part of this program for thirteen years, it gave my family the opportunity to become involved in a myriad of opportunities and aware of issues impacting our children. As a result of my hands-on participation, I have been able to dispel the pre-existing notions I had about the program and learned what the program in really about. A motto I live by: Each One—Reach One—Teach One! Together we can and will accomplish our goals through Communication!"
~Cheryl Poole, Webster representative