About United Parent Council
United Parent Council - Who We Are and What We Do: We are parents working together to enhance the PVSchools experience for our children. We support you, we encourage communication between parents and the administration, and we provide relevant programs of interest to you. Ultimately we ADVOCATE for Students, EDUCATE Parents and Community, COLLABORATE with PVUSD and other Educational Organizations.
UPC General Meetings are held monthly throughout the school year beginning in August with our last meeting in May (no meeting in December). These meetings are open to the public - you do not need to be a UPC Representative/Member to attend.
- School Representatives -- Each PVUSD school is allotted two voting representatives on the Council and two alternates. UPC Representatives are selected at the school site, typically through the respective Parent Group (if such a group exists). Parent Groups should consult respective bylaws to determine UPC Representative selection protocol. UPC Representation may also be selected by school site leadership (e.g., Principal). Learn about the Role of a UPC Representative.
- General Members -- Any resident of the PVUSD Community may join UPC as a way to show support for the organization; however, voting privileges are not accorded
- Membership is not required to attend UPC meetings. Parents are associated with their member-school and therefore do not need to become general members.
- Vice President of Membership (liaison between UPC and schools)
- Vice President of Programming (coordinator of programs and events)
- Created to promote the objectives, issues, and programs of UPC (Current Committees)
- Comprised of officers and committee chairs
Paradise Valley United Parent Council is a district-wide parent group that has been active in Paradise Valley Unified School District for more than 40 years and is a 501(c)(3) organization. Looking out for the interest of students is our primary goal. We do this by offering parents support, information, and opportunities to be influential voices in the decisions that affect their children's education.