Title VI Education

IPAC Meeting Minutes 2/11/21

Seattle Public Schools Native Education
Title Vl, Indian Parent Advisory Committee
Meeting Minutes
Thursday February 11, 2021

In attendance: Mai Takahashi, Emma Medicine White Crow, Tonia Galindo, Sherri Kokx, Jenny Miller, Clysta Cole, Shana Brown, Elizabeth Brown, Denise Juneau, Donna Hale-Wolcott, Claudine Berry, Nancy Jo Bob,

  • Superintendent Denise Juneau ? Joined the meeting to say thank you to the IPAC
  • Introductions
  • Approval of January IPAC meeting minutes
    Motion to accept minutes as written: Shana Brown
    Second: Emma
    Motion approved
  • Update: Contacting other IPACs
    • Karen Elliott works at EdmondsCC there is one parent on their committee at this time so no advice.
    • Not a lot of IPACs have student reps due to the pandemic
    • Have not heard back from any so far
    • Shana: could we reach out to NAYLA students?

Ongoing subcommittee to develop a meaningful student presence.
Motion to continue pursing more information: Shana
Second: Donna
Motion Approved

Special Guests 6:00-6:45, Advanced Learning Department
Concie Pedroza, Chief of Student Supports Services and Deenie Berry, Advanced Learning Program Manager shared the Advanced Learning Department?s plans to make services accessible and identify and develop talent in all students. This new model will start in grades k-1 across the district in 2022-23.

IPAC shared frustrations with the identification process for students.

We encourage all parents and guardians of Seattle Public Schools Native American and Alaskan Native Students to attend. The role of the Title Vl Native Education Indian Parent Advisory Committee is to consult with and advise the Seattle School District on the development and operation of the Title Vl Program, assist in the development and approval of the Title Vl grant, and to help organize and conduct community cultural events, this is on hold due to the Corona Virus Covid-19, it?s important to know that the PAC helps to organize events and raise funds as well. By serving on the PAC parents and guardians of Native American/Alaskan Native Students in Seattle Public Schools can help decide the program goals and activities.
For information contact

Gail Morris gtmorris@seattleschools.org 206 252 0948