What is new about the DAC? 

In the Fall of 2021, the DAC reviewed its current practices for membership selection.  In November the Board of Trustees approved an updated BQA (LOCAL) policy and our Executive Leadership team approved the creation of BQA (REGULATION).   Under theses updated policies, the DAC will follow a vertical team rotation for parents and teacher membership.  This new approach will have its inaugural year for the 2022-2023 school year.  We are seeking parent membership from the following schools:   

  • Baldwin 
  • Barton Hill 
  • Bear Creek 
  • Bedichek 
  • Brown 
  • Clifton 
  • Davis 
  • Doss 
  • Garza 
  • Govalle 
  • Guerrero Thompson 
  • Houston 
  • Kocurek 
  • Mendez 
  • Oak Hill 
  • Oak Springs 
  • Overton 
  • Palm 
  • Pecan Springs 
  • Pickle 
  • Reilly 
  • Williams 
  • Wooten 
  • Zavala 

What is the District Advisory Council (DAC)?                          

The District Advisory Council is a committee of parents, students, business and community representatives, teachers, principals, and other district staff. The formation of the DAC is required by state law (Texas Education Code, §11.251). Specific functions of the DAC include providing review and comment on:

  • District Educational Program
  • District Performance
  • District Improvement Plan
  • Student Code of Conduct
  • District Staff Development Plan
  • Waiver Requests to the State
  • District Budget

What is the mission of the DAC?

The mission of the DAC is to promote excellence in education for all AISD students through broad-based community representation. The DAC provides valuable input to the Superintendent and Board of Trustees, who ultimately have decision-making responsibility for the district.

How do I apply?

Standard Membership Application (Eng)

Standard Membership Application (Spanish)


Please check the posted agendas for meeting times. Until further notice, DAC meetings are being held virtually. The meetings are still open to the public.

If you wish to observe a DAC meeting and/or speak during the allotted Public Comments period, please contact Stephanie McGraw at stephanie.mcgraw@austinisd.org to request a Zoom meeting link — requests may be made from the time the agenda is posted up to noon of the meeting date. (Please carefully read the related note at the top of the meeting agenda, and the district’s standard Communication and Visitor Guidelines.

DAC Meetings for 2022-23

August 23, 2022  
September 20, 2022  
October 18, 2022 – Annual DAC Retreat  
November 15, 2022  
January 17, 2023  
March 21, 2023  
April 18, 2023