Boulder Valley School District

Contact Us

Bianca Gallegos


Berenice Ramirez


Family Hotline: 720-561-5200 or via email at or

Family Partnerships

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BVSD endeavors to build collaborative relationships between schools, families and the community to support the achievement, success and well-being of every child.

Have your voice heard

Families and Educators Together (FET)

FET is a team of educators and family members partnering together to create a more inclusive community to support the well-being of all students and families. FET aims to honor and center parent voices and to strengthen a trusting relationship between educators and underrepresented family members. Your school's team needs your valuable ideas to help all of our children to excel in school and, therefore, to create a stronger community for all. Currently there are FET teams at the following schools: Angevine, Aspen Creek, Boulder High, Casey, Centaurus, Centennial, Coal Creek, Columbine, Crest View, Eisenhower, Emerald, Fairview, Fireside, Lafayette, Louisville Elementary, Louisville Middle, Manhattan, Meadowlark,  Mesa, Monarch PK-8, New Vista, Pioneer, Summit, and Uni Hill.

Meetings: Meets monthly

Membership: Ongoing membership, open to families from underrepresented communities

Contact: Ari Gerzon-Kessler at 720-561-6123 or 

(Depending on the school, meetings are held in Spanish or English. Interpretation in all languages is always available upon request.)

School SAC or PTO/PTA

The School Accountability Committee (SAC) is a legally-constituted accountability and advisory committee of parent representatives that report to the school principal. In general, the SAC is a representative advisory team that reviews school budgets, drives school improvements, and supports parent engagement.

PTO or PTA are school groups composed of parents who work together with teachers to volunteer in classes, raise money for school supplies, and generally support the school's efforts.

Contact: Your school principal for meeting and membership information 

(English with Spanish interpretation)

Latinx Parent Advisory Council (CAPL)

CAPL is a collaborative network of parents from the Latinx, Caribbean and/or Spanish- speaking community, who come together for the educational well-being of our students and to contribute to closing the gaps. We co-create opportunities for participation and strengthening of skills and capacities so that the Latinx, Caribbean, and/or Spanish-speaking families can find a representative space for collaboration, advocacy and decision-making for the construction of educational justice within the BVSD. CAPL is a space within BVSD that contributes to amplifying families' voices and that joins the actions for the strengthening of diversity, equity, inclusion, and linguistic access in all educational areas.

Membership: Ongoing membership, open to Latinx families or families of Latinx students, please send an email to or call her at 720-561-6062.

Contact: Bianca Gallegos (habla español) at or 720-561- 6062

(Spanish, with English interpretation)


District Accountability Committee (DAC)

The District Accountability Committee (DAC) is a legally-constituted accountability and advisory committee at the school district level. DAC members have the opportunity to hear district updates and provide input on many topics. 

Meetings: Meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month, August through May, at the BVSD Ed Center, from 6:15-8:30 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, meetings are open to the public. For information about how to attend a meeting, please contact Laura Shafer ( 

Membership: Membership limited, one representative per school

Contact: Your school principal to see if there is an opening for your school

(English with Spanish interpretation)

District Parent Council (DPC)

The DPC meet with the Superintendent of Schools to discuss and examine timely and relevant topics that affect the students and schools of BVSD. Our meetings are open to the public and we encourage you to attend.

Meetings: Typically the second Wednesday of the month, at the BVSD Ed Center, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Membership: Membership limited, one representative per school; anyone can attend meetings

Contact: Your school principal to see if there is an opening for your school

(English with Spanish interpretation)

Special Education Advisory Committee

Under the direction of the legally mandated Colorado SEAC (with oversight from the Colorado Department of Education), our district council of parents, students, district staff, and community members actively advises all stakeholders on ways to improve outcomes for students receiving special education services, supports, and aids.

Meetings: The committee meets six times a year in the evenings- most meetings are in work committees.

Membership: Open yearly from May to early September for new applications from parents and staff

Contact: Anna Stewart at or 720-561-5918 or go to the webpage

(English with translation/interpretation as needed)

Family Learning Opportunities

Digital Literacy Classes (Spanish)

Contact: Lara Van Matre at 720-425-4170 or 

This program is a series of eight basic computer skills classes for BVSD parents. Participants who complete the class receive their own Chromebook. Virtual one-on-one sessions available.

Escuela de Padres y Madres  (Spanish)

Contact: Elena Aranda at 303-443-9899 or at 

This program consists of 8-10 sessions designed to help parents develop specific skills to increase emotional well-being and resilience. Participants learn more about how to live in the present, regulate emotions and learn to tolerate stress in our lives to live a positive lifestyle. 

Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition (CSPC)

CSPC offers programs, courses, and other community resources that support schools, parents, students, and childcare providers throughout Colorado. We believe every child deserves access to a high-quality education, so we help bridge opportunity gaps by investing in educators and caregivers.

Contact: Martha Avila, Director of Operations,  

Phone: 720-636-5478

Parent Engagement Network (PEN) (English)

Contact: Paula Nelson at 303-880-6030 or  

PEN offers a variety of learning opportunities for parents such as presentations, a stress and anxiety conference, workshops, podcasts and website resources. These cover topics around communication, mental health, drugs/alcohol, technology, positive youth development, healthy relationships and others --- all with the goal of supporting families in raising healthy, happy humans. 

Need Help?

Please email the Family Hotline at or for Spanish speakers Or call 720-770-0102.