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American Indian Parent Advisory Committee Forms for 2020-21

September 17, 2020 — Westonka Public Schools is forming a new American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC) for the 2020-21 school year. Per Minnesota statute, a school district in which there are 10 or more American Indian students enrolled must establish an American Indian education parent advisory committee. 

The purpose of the AIPAC is to develop a deeper awareness and understanding of the academic and social-emotional needs of the district's American Indian student population. The work of the advisory committee will inform the school district and school board on topics that impact American Indian students and offer suggestions on how to address issues with student learning, engagement and social-emotional health.

The following are the tentative meeting dates for the 2020-21 school year. Meetings will be held in the Community Room or Conference Room A at the Westonka Educational Service Center, 5901 Sunnyfield Rd E, Minnetrista, MN 55364 and via Zoom.

  • Meeting #1: Thursday, October 1, 2020, 4:30-6 p.m., Community Room
  • Meeting #2: Thursday, November 5, 2020, 4:30-6 p.m., Community Room
  • Meeting #3: Thursday January, 14, 2021, 4:30-6 p.m., Conference Room A
  • Meeting #4: Thursday, February, 25, 2021, 4:30-6 p.m., Community Room

Questions? Contact Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning Mark Femrite at (952) 491-8002 or


Mark Femrite
(952) 491-8002