Office of Family Engagement and Community Partnerships (OFECP)
In Saint Paul Public Schools, we recognize that our mission to provide a premier education for all depends on broad-based support – from students, families, staff, partner organizations and community members. The Office of Family Engagement & Community Partnerships works to build this support. OFECP's work is in the following program areas:
- Family Engagement, Ombudsperson, and Parent Information and Outreach
- Multilingual and Community Parent Advisory Councils (PACs)
- Community Partnerships
- Parent Academy (PA) and Children's Learning Academy (CLA)
Saint Paul Public Schools works with Parent Advisory Councils, or PACs for families and community members to advise district staff.
Get Involved / Volunteer in SPPS
Whether you are a parent, community member or business SPPS has opportunities for you to be involved in our District.
SPPS' Parent Academy Program provides families with the necessary tools to support the success of their child's education.
Many schools have "family liaisons" -- sometimes called parent coordinators, cultural specialists, or project coordinators -- dedicated to working with families.
Saint Paul Public Schools works in partnership with many different organizations. We work to make these partnerships mutually beneficial relationships with the primary goal of improving student success.
Contact Family Engagement
Office of Family Engagement and Community Partnerships
Dana Abrams, Director
Main Phone: 651-767-8394
The SPPS Ombudsperson listens to and investigates complaints against Saint Paul Public Schools, its programs, offices and staff.
School Board Meetings: Public Comment Session
The Saint Paul Public Schools Board of Education begins each of its monthly meetings with time allotted for public comment. To sign up for public comment, contact the Ombudsperson by clicking on the link on the menu of this page.