The LCPS District Advisory Council will meet Thursday, Nov. 15 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Valley View Elementary School library, 915 E. California Ave. The meeting will feature discussions about the AdvancED accreditation process and efforts to revise attendance protocols. Click here to view the Nov. 15 meeting agenda.

The DAC consists of parents, teachers, staff and community members who meet on a bi-monthly basis, which equates to two meetings each semester. They discuss educational issues and provide feedback to the Superintendent and Board of Education with the goal of improving LCPS schools.

Jaime Calderon, director of community relations and senior advisor to the superintendent and board of education, explained that, throughout the year, the group typically discusses key topics such as school safety and the district budget. At the conclusion of each meeting, participants will be given a series of probing questions to take back and discuss with their School Advisory Councils (SAC), which are similar to PTO or PTAs. Data collected from those questions will then be returned and disseminated to the Superintendent and/or School Board.

The DAC encourages anyone interested to attend.

For more information, contact Jaime Calderon at (575) 527-5801 or