LEARN ABOUT PCAB
PCAB serves to advise the CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools and the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners about how parents, families, the community, and educators can collaborate to help our youth succeed.
The Parent and Community Advisory Board (PCAB) was created by Maryland law in 1997 through Senate Bill 795. This bill required not only the creation of a new board of school commissioners in Baltimore City but the creation of a new parent and community advisory board. This board must consist of 14 members, the majority of whom must be parents of a current student.
PCAB advises the CEO and the Board of School Commissioners on policy. The board shares concerns and issues and collaborates with the system to influence how parents, families, the community, and educators can help our youth succeed. PCAB meets monthly, and the CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools is required to attend on a quarterly basis.
PCAB has a standing spot at every public Board of Commissioners meeting, where a board representative provides insights and input from families and the community on policy and the direction of city schools.