Parent Advisory Council

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    What is PAC?
    PAC is an informal group of parents, guardians and community members who meet 5 times per year. Our goal is to support the whole Central community. We do this by raising and distributing funds, occasionally organizing parent volunteers, and finding ways to show our appreciation of Central’s staff.

    How does PAC raise money?
    Twice a year, we send a letter to all Central parents and guardians asking for donations. This is our only fundraiser. You can also donate through our GiveMN website page; please check it out at If your bank uses popmoney, you can also email money directly to PAC at Thanks again to all past and future donors. Your money is well spent.

    How are PAC funds distributed?
    Central faculty and staff make requests of PAC, and we approve or decline those requests at meetings with guidance from Central administrators. Typically, PAC funds over 30 requests from teachers per year. PAC funds have paid for things like student planners, bus tokens for students who stay after school for tutoring, new bike racks, signs around the school and many essential classroom materials like: foreign language material subscriptions, art supplies, document cameras, and white boards. PAC also pays for meals and treats for Central staff during conferences throughout the school year.

    Why should I go to a PAC meeting?

    • find out what’s going on at Central 
    • share ideas & provide input on how PAC money is spent 
    • meet other parents and members of the Central community 
    • ask Mrs. Mackbee questions about Central

    When and where are PAC meetings?
    Meetings are held in the conference room in the office area. We meet on the Monday evenings listed below:

    2016 – 2017 PAC Meetings (all start at 7:00 pm)

    • Monday, February 6, 2017 
    • Monday, March 6, 2017 
    • Monday, April 17, 2017

    The PAC co-chairs during 2016-2017 will be Sarah Lewis (David Moberg – Grade 11), Ayesha Shariff (Riaz Kelly – Grade 9), and Haidee Zobenica (Isaac Ash – Grade 12). Our trusted Treasurer is Julie Printz (Brittney Berger – Grade 11). Feel free to contact us either by email or leave a note in the PAC mailbox at Central.

    Join the Central Friends and Family Facebook Page to get updates and connect with others in the Central High School community.

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Funding Request Form

  • The Central PAC provides small grants to teachers and staff for educational materials that are not covered by the school's budget or departmental fundraising. We are particularly interested in funding requests that will help close the opportunity/achievement gap or that help improve the general experience of all students.