Campus Advisory Council

What are Campus Advisory Councils (CACs)?

Campus Advisory Councils are committees of parents, students, business and community representatives, teachers, principals, and other campus staff. The formation of CACs is required by state law (Texas Education Code, §11.251). Specific functions of CACs include providing review and comment on:

  • Campus Educational Program
  • Campus Performance
  • Campus Improvement Plan
  • Campus Staff Development Plan
  • Campus-Level Waiver Requests to the State
  • Campus Budget

What is the mission of the CACs?

The mission of CACs is to promote excellence in education for all students through broad-based representation. CACs provide valuable input to principals, who ultimately have decision-making responsibility for their campuses.

What if I'm interested in serving on a Campus Advisory Council?

Membership of Campus Advisory Councils is determined at the campus level. Download a standard membership application. Completed applications should be submitted to your campus principal. Detailed information on membership criteria is contained in the CAC Bylaws.


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Paredes is looking for members to join the Campus Advisory Council (CAC). AISD Campus
Advisory Councils are committees of parents, students, business and community
representatives, teachers, principals, and other campus staff.
The CAC is charged with the responsibility of making recommendations to the Paredes MS
Principal that improve the educational opportunities at Paredes.  Please note that the CAC is an
advisory committee, not a decision-making body. The Paredes Principal, ultimately, has
decision-making responsibility for the campus.
The CAC is charged with discussing and providing feedback and guidance on topics that relate
to the following areas reviewed and updated annually:
 Planning (Campus Improvement Plan)
 Budgeting
 Curriculum
 Staff Development
 Staffing Patterns
 School Organization
Once feedback and recommendations are made regarding discussed topics, the Paredes
Principal will make decisions that will also include input from others such as the Administrative
Team, Cabinet, Leadership Team, and/or Faculty. After the Principal reaches decisions, a report
will be shared with Paredes CAC.

What is the commitment?
The CAC meets once a month after school starting at 5pm to discuss each of these important
If you are interested in joining the CAC as a Parent Representative, please email me for
more information at
Thank you for your consideration in joining the Campus Advisory Committee.
Staff Representatives 
Mario Pina - Co-Chair 
Jeff Hefler - Fine Arts Rep.
Jesus Alvardo - 6th Grade Rep.
Martha Bartz - 7th Grade Rep. 
Carlos Gomez- Special Education Rep. 
Parent representatives -
Shenise Ramdeen - Co- Chair 
Aryanna Ramirez  - Parent Rep.
Nubia Balderas- Parent Rep.
Manuel Garcia- Parent Rep. 
Community Representative 
BJ Forguson - Community Rep. 
Vicente Salazar - Principal