African American Parent & Educator Advisory Committee (AAPEAC)

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What is AAPEAC?

The African American Parent & Educator Advisory Council (AAPEAC) provides a forum for the Etiwanda School District’s African American families and district educators to collaborate on improving outcomes for African American students.  One parent is elected at each of the seventeen school sites to serve as a Representative and one parent is elected at each of the seventeen school sites to serve as an Alternate Advisor.  Nine educators volunteer to serve on the committee, representing various roles in Etiwanda schools and the district. 

How can I get involved with AAPEAC?

Each school site has AAPEAC representatives that are selected yearly. Please contact your school's administrator if you are interested in joining this committee. From serving on the committee to assisting at events, there are many ways to get involved with AAPEAC.

Committee Bylaws

AAPEAC Committee Members

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AAPEAC History

In 2016, the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools conducted a countywide research project to improve educational outcomes for African American students.  

Etiwanda participated by providing research through Parent and Student Voices, where we gathered input from African American families and students on their perceptions of school systems and needs for success.

Review a publication about this research project HERE.

At the conclusion of the county research project, the families we interviewed asked the district to continue meeting with them to focus on improving outcomes for African American students in the Etiwanda School District.

Over the next year, a small group of African American families and committed educators shaped the structure of a formal committee, collaborated on a purpose, and developed bylaws. In May 2018, the Board of Trustees formally launched the African American Parents & Educators Advisory Committee, or AAPEAC.

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Mission Statement

The purpose of the AAPEAC is to improve Black/African American student outcomes by empowering parent and educator collaboration to identify equitable and culturally responsive academic and social practices and monitor their effectiveness.


The overarching goal of AAPEAC is to foster an inclusive and culturally responsive educational environment that values diversity and promotes collaboration among parents, teachers, and students.

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Innovation Funding

AAPEAC annually receives funds from the Etiwanda School District to support activities, events, and programs that align with the committee's mission and goals.  

Proposals must directly support Etiwanda School District students, families, educators, or community. Activities or events may be principally directed to African American students and families, but must be open to all students, educators, parents, or the community.

Proposals should include a plan for assessment or evaluation for effectiveness and impact. Funding may not be used for personal salaries, stipends, or benefits.  All materials purchased through Innovation Funding remain with the Etiwanda School District. Use the link below to submit your proposal for consideration to the Etiwanda School District African American Parent & Educator Advisory Committee (AAPEAC).  Please review the Innovation Funding information prior to submitting. Please note that the maximum funding limit is $2500.