• Parent Advisory Council (TAGAC)

    Guests are always welcome!

    The TAG Advisory Council (TAGAC) reviews all aspects of the Portland Public Schools' Talented and Gifted programs and makes recommendations to the District with respect to TAG services in Portland Public Schools. Members include parents from all quadrants of the city with students in elementary, middle, and high school. The council seeks parent members that represent the demographics of the students served by the district. Visitors are always welcome. Meetings are held monthly during the school year, usually on the second Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8:00 p.m at district headquarters in the Windows Conference Room. See the current schedule in the sidebar to the right.  

    2017-18 year end TAGAC year-end report 

    2017 TAGAC recommendations

    2016 TAGAC budget recommendations

    2013-14 TAGAC year-end report

    2012 TAG parent survey summary

    2018-19 school year meeting minutes


     Invitation to Interested Parents of Talented and Gifted Students:

    The TAG Advisory Council is seeking parent members that represent the demographics of the students served by the district- including gender, cultural, and ethnic diversity.

    For more information, contact the Chair, Scholle McFarland, at emailtagac@gmail.com.


     Parents of the council continue an ongoing conversation with the PPS Talented and Gifted Department at monthly meetings. TAGAC organizes its work around the following areas:

    • Consistent identification and services for English Language Learner (ELL) students

    • Consistent identification and services for twice-exceptional (2E) students

    • Appropriate and consistent rate and level opportunities in all elementary schools

    • Accelerated learning opportunities in all middle and high schools

    • Predictable automatic TAG services

    Council-approved results from these committees will be included in a yearly written report of the Council’s activities provided to the Program Director of Talented and Gifted Education K-12, the Superintendent and the School Board.

  • Upcoming Meetings

    Childcare is available, and guests are always welcome!

    When/Where:

    Wednesday from
    6:30 to 8:00 pm

    Blanchard Education Service Ctr
    (BESC)
    501 N. Dixon St.
    Portland, OR 97227

    Windows Conference Rm - Level 2

    Dates: 

    September 11, 2019

    October 9, 2019

    November 13, 2019

    January 8, 2020

    February 12, 2020

    March 11, 2020

    April 8, 2020

    May 13, 2020

    Resources: 

    TAGAC bylaws, revised 2019