Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee

What is BPAC?

BPAC is the Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee required for public school districts that offer transitional bilingual programs and/or transitional programs of instruction to multilingual learners. The committee meets at least four times per year (Section 228.30 Establishment of Programs: Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee) The committee consists of bilingual program parents, legal guardians of ELs, certified staff and other school personnel and EL community leaders. Membership is representative of the languages served by the District.


BPAC Goals

  • Advocate for students in the bilingual and EL programs
  • Help make decisions regarding the bilingual and EL programs Connect with other parents
  • Support the social emotional learning and academic achievement of EL student(s) by attending workshops, conferences and other events for parents of multilingual students

Our Meetings

At our meetings we:

  • Review the District's bilingual service plan.
  • Provide information related to instructional approaches and methods used in bilingual education programs
  • Discuss the types of assessments that their children take and results of such assessments
  • Review State and federal laws related to their child's participation in bilingual programs
  • Participate in the planning, operation and evaluation of bilingual and EL programs.
  • Meet to plan parent evenings.
The committees operate autonomously, including the selection of officers and the establishment of internal rules and procedures.


Meeting Dates:

October 28, 2023

BPAC Family Festival in Spanish. Meet the parent team and this year's program. Plus, enjoy free activities, photos, and food. Children can come dressed up!

Location: Westbrook School Gym

Address: 333 Greenwood Rd, Glenview, IL 60026

Hours: 4 to 7 PM

November 16, 2023

Kindergarten to 2nd grade literature workshop in Spanish. The team of teachers and professionals from the Henking school will talk about the importance of reading and how we can encourage it in students from our home. Activities for children and food for the whole family will be provided. We are waiting for you

Location: Henking School.

Address: 2941 Linneman St, Glenview, IL 60025

Hours: 5:30 to 7 PM

Mongolian BPAC:

Past meetings: 

How to Support Your Student in Reading & Writing May 24th, 2023 (recording)

KAN-WIN Presentation for Mongolian families April 5th, 2023 (recording)

Exec Meeting March 16th, 2023

Glen Grove Lunar New Year Celebration February 3rd, 2023

How to Support Your Bilingual Student December 13th, 2022 (recording)

Exec Meeting December 9th, 2022

Community Resources November 14th, 2022 (recording)

Exec Meeting November 11th, 2022

Fall Family Festival October 23rd, 2022

Exec Meeting October 21st, 2022

Exec Meeting September 6th,  2022



Meet the BPAC Team

BPAC District Members

  • Raquel Kim, Assistant Superintendent for Multilingual Services
  • Alan Hernandez, Hispanic Community Coordinator
  • Gabi Diniello, Hispanic Community Specialist 
  • Sylvia Gorski Duarte, Title III Family Resource Teacher

Spanish BPAC Leaders

  • Penélope Hurtado, President
  • Daniela Santos, Vice President
  • Lorena Isaza, Secretary
  • Elva Vazquez, Communications
  • Erika Osorio Gil, Executive Member
  • María Muñoz-Voegtle, Dual Language Teacher at Hoffman
  • Erica Johnson, Dual Language Teacher at Hoffman
  • Patty Puetz, Principal at Henking

Mongolian BPAC Leaders

  • Uelun-Ujin Dangaasuren, President
  • Otgon Toljinsuren, Treasurer
  • Bolor Gantumur, Secretary
  • Narandolgor Mijiddorj & Battulga Ukhnaa, Communications Leaders
  • Delgermaa Radnaa, Executive Member
  • Nara Banzragch, Executive Member
  • Suvdaa Namsrai, Executive Leader