Family Resources
In this section:
  • SPPS Parent Brochure
  • GSDPAC (Gender & Sexual Diversity Parent Advisory Council) Information
  • Queer & Trans Family Support Conference Flyer 

SPPS Parent Brochure 
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Gender and Sexual Diversity Parent Advisory Committee (GSDPAC)

 GSDPAC Recruitment Flyer


We envision Saint Paul Public Schools as a district in which all students may achieve academically, have safe and welcoming leanring environments, learn about gender and sexual diversity, and build the skills to succeed in life. 

GSDPAC Mission

Our mission is to build a strong partnership between families with gender and sexual diversity and Saint Paul Public Schools.  

About Us

We are parents and guardians from many racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds who identify as LGBTQ+ and/or the parents and guardians of SPPS's LGBTQ+ students. We have a common vision for the success of our students. Our focus is on relationship building, family engagement, and ensuring that all students receive a premier education. We serve as a forum for families to express concerns and advocate on our children's behalf. 

We empower LGBTQ+ families from all racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds to be engaged in their children's education. We make recommendations to the Superintendent to improve the success of our students, families, schools, and district. 

Meeting Details 
  • Location: 360 Colborne St (District Administration Building)
  • Dates: Select Wednesdays (see below)
  • Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Meals and childcare are provided at each meeting at no cost.  
  • Transportation is available upon request at no cost. Contact Mary Hoelscher at 651.744.6095 by the Friday prior to the meeting. 
2016-2017 Meeting Dates 
  • October 12, 2016
  • November 16, 2016
  • December 14, 2016
  • January 18, 2017
  • February 15, 2017
  • March 15, 2017
  • April 12, 2017
  • May 10, 2017
  • June 7, 2017 
Queer & Trans Family Support Conference
Saint Paul Public Schools' GSDPAC is partnering with Minneapolis Public Schools and The Bridge for Youth to present the Queer & Trans Family Support Conference! 
This FREE event will feature workshops, entertainment, and discussions led by community members and experts in education, adolescent development, and mental health.  
Check out the flyer below or the registration link for more information! Click here to REGISTER TODAY!
Hope to see you there!