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Austin Public Schools

401 3rd Ave NW
Austin, MN  55912

District Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30AM - 4:30PM

Native American Parent Advisory Committee

According to Minnesota statute, a district that has more than ten students who identify as American Indian must form an American Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee.  Districts with more than twenty American Indian students are eligible to apply for American Indian Education Aid from the state.  This funding must directly support the academic, social and cultural needs of American Indian students in six areas, which include:  

  1. Post-secondary preparation 
  2. Academic achievement 
  3. Ensuring curriculum is relevant to the needs, interests and cultural heritage of American Indian students 
  4. Providing positive reinforcement of the self-image of American Indian students 
  5. Developing intercultural awareness among pupils, parents and staff. 
  6. Supplementing (not supplanting) state and federal programs. 

The American Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee (AIEPAC) is a volunteer committee of American Indian parents, parents of American Indian students, and American Indian community members and staff. For more information about Austin Public Schools' AIEPAC, please contact:

Amanda Schramm, American Indian Success Coach:

Kristi Beckman, Equity Coordinator: