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Looking to become more involved? Join a district committee

(09/07/2023) Anoka-Hennepin values parent involvement in education and is committed to offering resources to meet the changing needs of parents and families. The district invites parents/guardians and community members to participate on committees as a meaningful way to get involved with the district. 

The district is coordinating an annual committee application process for committees in need of new members as a strategy to increase awareness of opportunities and participation from community members and parents.

There are currently nine committees districtwide and four are in need of more members. The Early Childhood Family Education Parent Advisory Council (PAC), Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC), Student Services Advisory Council (SSAC) and the Parent Advisory Committee for Racial and Ethnic Equity are all seeking new members. 

Early Childhood Family Education Parent Advisory Council (PAC)
The Anoka-Hennepin Early Childhood Family Education Parent Advisory Council (PAC) provides input and support to the ECFE and the Anoka-Hennepin Schools Preschool programs.

Attending Parent Advisory Council (PAC) meetings is a great way to learn more about school district programs and make personal connections with other families. Meetings are typically held on the second Monday of each month during the school year from 6:30-8 p.m.

Visit the Community Education website at to learn more about the ECFE Parent Advisory Council or complete an interest form.

Special Education Advisory Council
The Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) provides tools and resources to help guardians of children receiving special education services and collaborates with the district in order to promote continuous growth of special education services to best meet the needs of students.

The SEAC is seeking up to nine new members for the 2023-24 school year. Applicants must be the parent/guardian of a current Anoka-Hennepin student on an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 plan. 

Parents/guardians are also welcome to attend meetings as guests. If you are interested in becoming a member of this committee or attending the meetings as a visitor, please contact Mary Esch at 763-506-1362. Complete an application for SEAC membership.

Student Services Advisory Council
The Student Services Advisory Committee (SSAC) is a group of students, parents, teachers, school administrators and specialists charged with advising the district regarding how best to provide equitable educational opportunities for all students. SSAC works to address and close persistent gaps in student achievement, including academic performance and graduation rates. 

The SSAC meets three times per year to review the Achievement and Integration plan and the district's Equity Achievement Plan in alignment with the district's strategic priorities.

Please fill out an interest form if you would like to be a member of the SSAC.

Parent Advisory Committee for Racial and Ethnic Equity
The parent-led Parent Advisory Committee for Racial and Ethnic Equity (PACREE) helps create racial and ethnic equity in the district by creating successful students with a sense of belonging. This committee empowers parents from racially and ethnically underserved communities to advocate for their students. 

This committee includes parents and guardians and district staff and meets monthly during the school year. The kick-off meeting for the 2023-24 school year is set for Tuesday, Sept. 12. 

For more information about this committee or to become a member, please contact Darron Sherrill, Assistant Director of Student Services - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

For more information on district committees, please visit