Equity Advisory Council and the Office of Equity and Inclusion

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District has a long-standing awareness of the importance of creating an equitable learning environment for all students and staff and developing collaborative partnerships with families and stakeholders that represent our diverse community. The Office of Equity and Inclusion will work to eliminate inequities by disrupting systems that have historically marginalized students through student empowerment and district support.

Gifted Program Advisory Council

The next meeting of GPAC will be held on September 21, 2021.

GPAC Purpose

To advocate for students who need differentiated approaches for advanced instruction in order to meet their academic and intellectual needs.

  • To improve the overall quality of gifted programming for students in K-12.

  • To foster clear and constructive communications among parents, schools, and the school district.

GPAC Function

  • To provide direct support for implementation of the focus practices of the 2019-2022 Plan Cycle.

  • To provide feedback to the parent and educational communities regarding the status and implementation of gifted programming at respective schools.

  • To recommend strategies for improving services and opportunities to students in K-12.

  • To serve as a liaison for sharing of programmatic successes and constructive feedback among the district, school and parent groups in our community.

Special Needs Advisory Council

The Special Needs Advisory Council (SNAC) strives to represent the interests of Exceptional Children (EC) students, with the goal of helping to improve the educational experience of EC students and promote inclusion and awareness to benefit all students in the CHCCS district. A full discussion of SNAC, including its purpose, meeting calendar, and Bylaws, are found at

Dear SNAC Members,

Please join us for the virtual meeting Tuesday, September 14 SNAC meeting from 6:00-7:30pm. There will be a SNAC leadership update, a presentation on Executive Functioning: Helping your student with organization, prioritizing, planning, time management, flexibility, self-regulation and monitoring, given by Kate Kennedy, Director of Advanced Learning and Student Leadership and Tania Treml, Lead Autism Specialist. New this year, at the end of the meeting, EC District Staff and Presenters will answer questions about the presentation topic or general questions. Please email your questions to by Friday, Sept 10. Everyone is welcome!

September Meeting Announcement

Google Calendar Link

Hi SNAC Members:

We are in urgent need of SNAC School Representatives for most of our schools for the 2021-2022 school year. This light volunteer role is a crucial liaison role between school communications and advocacy and SNAC.

Ideally, we need to have 2 SNAC School Representatives per school. Please ensure you are able to be an active and participatory volunteer for this role, which is still only 2-3 hours per month on average and really makes an impact at every single school.

SNAC School Rep Training Sessions will be held virtually later this month. Our SNAC School Rep Coordinator will send multiple dates options to all those who sign up!

Step 1:

Review the SNAC School Representative Info & Checklist Packet

Step 1 Located Here

Step 2:

Sign up for your student's school

Step 2 Located Here

Step 3:

Get the word out! If you know of any other parents or school staff members that can help fill a SNAC School Rep role, please let me or Sherry Attaway know and we will happily reach out to them directly with more information.

Questions regarding this volunteer role, please contact:

Sherry Attaway

SNAC School Representative Coordinator



Lindsay Bedford

SNAC Chair

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