Purpose of Indian Education Parent Advisory CommitteeThe 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.
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.
NominationsNominations 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 DistrictIndian Education Program-Election
2727 N Ferry St.
Anoka, MN 55303Or 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.
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)
- Field Trips
- College visits
- Senior honoring
- Guest speaker/Presenter
- Craft preparation
Please contact your cluster advisor for more information.
2018-2019 Committee membersPAC:Chris Batiste, ChairCindy Brown, Teacher Rep.Fred CarrollMary Jennings, SecretarySara NarrNichole Smith, Vice ChairApril ThompsonKenneth Batiste, Student Rep.
Chris Batiste, Chair
Mary Jennings, Secretary
April ThompsonYou can contact the parent advisory committees by calling Carolyn Balstad at 763-506-1159.Meeting Minutes:For upcoming meetings please see the Events page.