Migrant Parent Advisory Council
Parent Involvement: The Key to Success
Top row left to right
Cesar Torres from Emporia, KS
Irma Torres from Emporia , KS
Violeta Rangel from Emporia, KS
Middle row left to right
Jose Prieto from Great Bend, KS
Micaela Mendez from Emporia, KS
Maria A. Lopez from Great Bend, KS
Bottom row left to right
Patricia Reyes from Emporia, KS
Rosalia Sandoval from Great Bend, KS
Leticia Suastegui from Dodge City, KS
MPAC Brochure (English) (2/20/2014)
MPAC Brochure (Spanish) (2/20/2014)
Getting parents involved
in the education of their
children to lead successful
Educating parents to become strong advocates of their children’s education and leaders in their communities as well as responsible and culturally sensitive citizens.
Learn more about our mission by reading the Kansas MEP Policy Guidance that governs the Migrant Parent Advisory Council.
Who is eligible to be a member of the MPAC?
Parents or guardians of eligible migrant children and individuals who represent the interests of such parents.
Function of the State MPAC
An MPAC advises the SEA and its local operating agencies on concerns of migrant parents that relate to the planning, operation, and evaluation of the MEP programs and projects in which their children participate. In particular, the SEA and local projects must consult with the MPAC about comprehensive assessment and the design of the comprehensive delivery plan.
Purpose of the State MPAC
To engage parents and schools in developing partnerships and build ongoing dialogues to improve student achievement.
State MPAC Goals & Objectives
- To have an active MPAC at every MEP project in the state of Kansas
- Train local MPAC representatives to become advocates and leaders of their communities
- Create a strong MPAC network throughout the state
- Empower parents as primary educators of their children
Parent Leadership Conferences
Migrant Parent Advisory Council 2013-2014
Resources for Parents and Advocates of Migrant Families
Several new links have been added to the Web Resources Page for your assistance. HealthWave, Harvest America, KPIRC and HEP offer a wide variety of services from medical insurance to education and More!
New MPAC Brochures have been created in both English and Spanish for your ease and use! Please go to Resources for MEP Staff to download.
Kansas MPAC Regions
- Dodge City
- Garden City
- Golden Plains
- Great Bend
- Greeley County
- Kiowa County
- Ness City
- NKESC Service Center
- Scott County
- SW KS Service Center
- Ark City
- Barnes, Hanover & Linn
- Geary County
- Kansas City
- Shawnee Heights
- Shawnee Mission
For more information contact Leticia Suastegui, the State MPAC Coordinator.