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Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Nancy Kotowski, County Superintendent of Schools

The regional office and districts that are granted migrant funds must establish a plan to support migrant parents through capacity building and to ensure parent input through parent advisory councils.

The Regional Parent Advisory Council (RAC) is made up of two parent representatives from each participating district. The RAC meets monthly to assist the Region in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the Regional Application.

Please see copy of our Regional Advisory Council Meeting Calendar

Regional Advisory Council Representatives:

Mr. Lázaro Rico, President and SPAC Representative

Mr. Higinio Ramirez, Vice President

Mrs. Beatriz Ramirez, Secretary

Mr. Juan Antonio Perea, Sergeant at Arms

Padres Mentores

The Padres Mentores Program aims to develop awareness, knowledge, and capacity with Migrant parents regarding the educational system, programs, and community resources. The Padres Mentores Program is a series of sessions with the ultimate purpose of empowering parents as community leaders.

State Migrant Parent Conference and Regional Migrant Parent Conference

The California Department of Education hosts an annual Migrant Parent Conference in collaboration wit the State Parent Advisory Council (SPAC). The State Migrant Parent Conference serves more than 1000 migrant parents from throughout the state and provides learning opportunities through educational workshops and keynote speakers.

The Regional Parent Conference is an annual conference hosted by the Migrant Regional Office. The Regional Parent Conference provides learning opportunities to more than 250 parents from throughout the county in the areas of health, education, and social services. The Regional Parent Conference is also an opportunity to highlight effective programs and motivate parents to be involved in the education of their children.

Parent Leadership Institute

The Parent Leadership Institute is a two-day institute that supports Parent Advisory Council members from all districts in understanding the role and responsibility of the council member.  The institute supports parents to enhance their leadership skills, familiarize themselves with the program's goals and objectives and to acknowledge the role of the council member. The institute supports the member facilitate council meetings and understand Robert's Rules of Order. The Parent Leadership Institute takes place in November.

For More Information regarding the Parent Involvement and Support Services please contact:

Annabel Castro, Migrant Parent Liaison


Dr. Ernesto Vela

Senior Director
Phone: 831.755.6403

Adriana Chavarin

Administrative Assistant
Phone: 831.755.6403

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