• Purpose of Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee 

    The purpose of the Anoka-Hennepin Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee and Indian Education program is to encourage and inspire the academic achievement, social and emotional development, and cultural awareness of our American Indian Students; to serve as a resource to review and recommend accurate curriculum; and to promote cultural diversity between community, staff and students.

     

    Parent committees

    The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is a committee composed of parents or guardians of American Indian students, school district representatives and secondary American Indian students. There is also a separate committee that works specifically with the Johnson O’Malley Grant (JOM).  This committee is composed of parents or guardians of JOM certified American Indian students.

    The Parent Advisory Committee and Johnson O’Malley Committee meet on a monthly basis throughout the school year. They provide an important link with the Indian community and advise the school district on all aspects of the Indian Education program. If you are interested in serving, please contact your cluster advisor for more information.

    All parent committee meetings are open to the public. See our Events page for more information.

    Nominations

    Nominations are accepted at the beginning of each year to fill vacancies in both parent committees. They should be postmarked by the date on the Self Nomination Form
     

    Nominations should be submitted to:

    Anoka-Hennepin School District
    Indian Education Program-Election
    2727 N Ferry St.
    Anoka, MN 55303
     
    Or email information to: Carolyn.Ballstadt@ahschools.us


    Elections are held at the annual kickoff picnic in September. All parents/guardians of children enrolled in Indian Education are eligible to vote. Students in grades seven through 12 who are enrolled in Indian Education may also vote.

    Volunteer opportunities

    Indian Education has a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Whether you’re a family member, district staff member, student or friend we welcome your valuable talents and expertise.

    • Parent committee (parents, secondary students and district staff)
    • Picnic
    • Field Trips
    • College visits
    • Senior honoring
    • Guest speaker/Presenter
    • Mailings
    • Craft preparation


    Please contact your cluster advisor for more information.