United Parent Council
Paradise Valley United Parent Council (UPC) is a district-wide parent group that has been active in Paradise Valley Unified School District for more than 30 years and is a 501(c)(3) organization. UPC’s primary goal is looking out for the interest of students. It does this by offering parents support, information and opportunities to be influential voices in the decisions that affect their children’s education.
- To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and problem-solving techniques among the parents of the various schools on education issues so that all might benefit from each others experience.
- To inform and update parents on current issues and happenings in the field, sensitizing them to areas in need of attention.
- To provide leadership and representation for district parents so that they might unite and work together toward common goals more effectively and have an influential voice in the decision-making processes affecting their children.
- To maintain open relationships with teachers, the school board, and school administration in order to accomplish these purposes while maintaining UPC’s own autonomy.