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AEIP Parent Advisory Committee







Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.78, requires that all Minnesota districts and tribal schools with 10 or more American Indian students have an American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC). These committees serve in an advisory role to their school/district and help ensure that American Indian students are receiving culturally relevant and equitable educational opportunities. They are critical to the achievement and success of American Indian students statewide.

This council is also guided/funded through a Minnesota Department of Education grant. With questions, please email or call council advisors.


  • To afford parents the necessary information and the opportunity to effectively express their views concerning all aspects of American Indian education and the educational needs of the American Indian children enrolled in the schools or programs.
  • To review programs offered and develop recommendations in consultation with the curriculum advisory committee.
  • To review policies and procedures in the district and submit to the School Board resolutions reflective of parent and community views of program offerings with applicable recommendations.


American Indian Education Program
Handke Family Center, Room 214
1170 Main St NW Elk River, MN 55330
763-241-3400 x5543

Mari Mansfield
American Indian Education Specialist
763-241-3400 x5551

Dara Grimmer
AIEP Instructional Mentor
763-241-3400 x5543

Anndee Schiltz
763-241-3400 x5552


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