District Advisory Committees

  • There are a variety of ways for parents and community members to become involved in Renton Schools, including participation on a district advisory committee. Following is a list of advisory committees, meeting schedules, and contact information. Interested parties may also contact Community Relations at community.relations@rentonschools.us or 425.204.2345 for more information.

  • Committees Focusing on Instructional Programs:
     
    • Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee
    • College and Career Readiness Advisory Committee
    • District Instructional Materials Committee (DIMC)
    • Equity and Access Advisory Committee
    • Internet Filtering Committee
    • Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)
    • Professional Development Advisory Committee
    • Renton Technology Coordinating Council (RTCC)
    • Special Education Parent Advirsory Committee
    • Standards Based Grading Committee
    • 24-Credit Graduation Requirements Committee
     
  • Community Partnerships:
     
    Committees Focusing on Business/Construction/District Operations:
    • Bond/Levy Committee - does not convene annually
    • Boundary Review Committee (BRC) - does not convene annually
    • Budget Advisory Committee (BAC)  - not currently active
    • Construction Advisory Committee (CAC) - not currently active
    • Enrollment Review Committee (ERC) - does not convene annually
    • Naming Committee - does not convene annually
     
     
     Community Partnership (not a district committee):
    • Communities In Schools of Renton Advisory Board
    • Friends of Renton Schools
    • Renton PTSA Council
Committee Responsibility Contact
24 Credit Graduation Requirements Committee Meets to assist in promoting an awareness and understanding graduation requirements and rates. Damien Pattenaude, Assistant Superintendent, Learning and Teaching, 425.204.2318
Budget Advisory Committee Meets to advise the superintendent and the school board on budget development. Approximately 20 members representing parents and community, the school board, teachers, support staff and administrators. TDB
Career and Technical Education Advisory Committees Workforce Training and Transition Advisory CouncilArts and Communication Pathway Advisory CommitteeApplied Communications, Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD), and Graphic Communications Business and Marketing Pathway Advisory CommitteeEngineering and Scientific Pathway Advisory Committee Kevin Smith, Director, Career & Technical Education, 425.204.2310
College and Career Advisory Board Kevin Smith, Director of Career and Technical Education, 425.204.2310
Capital Facilities Advisory Committee Meets as needed during the school year to serve as an advisory group to the facilities staff and district bond construction projects. A committee representing engineers, builders, business, the school board, parents and the community-at-large. Susie Whitlock, Chief of Support Services, 425.204.4403
District Instructional Materials Committee (DIMC) 20-member committee of parents, citizens and district staff to review and recommend instructional programs and materials to the School Board. Jon Stadler, Executive Director, Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment 425.204.2403
Equity and Access Advisory Committee A 12-member committee that assists in promoting an awareness and understanding of diversity, providing input on adding multicultural and other diversity perspectives to the curriculum, and recruiting district personnel who value diversity. Shannon Harvey, Chief of Elementary Education; Jessica Granger, Chief of School Improvement 425.204.2397
Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) TBD, Executive Director, Student Services
Professional Learning Advisory Committee Karen Soine, Assistant Director, Curriculum and Instruction, 425.204.2403
Renton Technology Coordinating Council (RTCC) Meets to consider and make recommendations related to planning and implementing the district's technology programs. Includes staff representatives from the technology subcommittees: Elementary Instruction, Secondary Instruction, Library, and Administrative Support. Also includes at-large parent representatives, a school board member, and resource staff. Ellen Dorr, Chief Technology Officer, Technology Services 425.204.2450
Special Education Parent Advisory Committee Provides advice on current special education programs, as well as possible future directions. This committee also functions as the District's 504/ADA compliance committee. Director, Special Education Services, 425.204.2285
Equity and Access Committee Amarah Khan, Director of Equity, 425.204.2462