Duluth Edison Charter Schools American Indian Parent Advisory Commitee


Welcome parents, grandparents, caregivers and community members with school-aged American Indian children. The American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC) invites and encourages you to join and attend AIPAC meetings.


The mission of the American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC) is to assist and advise the Duluth Edison Charter Schools, Board of Education, and administration on all matters pertaining to the successful educational experience of American Indian children.

The American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC) is a group of parents, grandparents, caregivers and community members of American Indian children. The committee serves as a vital link between American Indian community and Duluth Edison Charter Schools.


Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.78 requires that all Minnesota school districts with 10 or more American Indian students have an American Indian Parent Committee. The committee serves in an advisory role to the school district. The Minnesota Department of Education provides technical assistance to districts and supports parent committees. (Source: Minnesota Department of Education website).

The American Indian Education Committee of the Duluth Edison Charter Schools serves to ensure that the unique and culturally related academic needs of American Indian students are being met.

The Purpose of AIPAC:

– To afford parents the necessary information and 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.

Meeting Dates

AIPAC meets monthly during the school year, 1st Monday of the month.

Meeting Locations

The meetings are held at North Star Academy or Raleigh Academy.

North Star Academy – Conference Room
3301 Technology Drive
Duluth, MN 55811
(On Rice Lake Road at Technology Drive)

Raleigh Academy
5905 Raleigh Street
Duluth, MN 55807