Parent Advisory Committee


The GATE Parent Advisory Committee provides an important link between parents, district staff and Fremont schools.  In order to facilitate communication, the GATE Parent Advisory Committee will utilize the following avenues for parent input and K-12 articulation.

  • Planning Committee - to insure parent involvement in planning GATE Parent Advisory Committee meetings.
  • Advisory Committee - to provide:
    • An opportunity for parents to review, react to, and make recommendations regarding proposed changes in the GATE program;
    •  A means to "share the wealth" among schools, in terms of ideas, activities, and/or projects;
    •  An opportunity for parent education in identified areas of interest and concern.

Roles and Responsibilities

The GATE Parent Advisory Committee meets on a regular basis during the school year.  School site representatives should try to attend these meetings or send an alternate whenever they cannot attend.

The main responsibilities of members are the following: Communication, Resources, Support, and Planning/Evaluation.


Act as a liaison between the district office, school site council, and parents of GATE students at the local school.

Meet with the principal at his /her child's school to coordinate local information sharing among the GATE parents.

Share ideas, questions and news from local schools at the Advisory Committee meetings and with the GATE Program Specialist.


Share any information, ideas, publications with parents at the school site.
Bring to the district GATE Parent Advisory Committee meetings any information, ideas, publications which might be of interest to other parents at other schools.


Facilitate participation by other GATE parents.  Provide a forum for parents at your school site to ask questions and give feedback to district/site proposals.

Planning and Evaluation

In accordance with state law, the GATE Parent Advisory Committee has the following general responsibilities: to work with district personnel to ensure the ongoing participation of parents of gifted and talented pupils in the planning and evaluation of FUSD's GATE program