The Anoka-Hennepin School Board encourages staff and citizen involvement in the school district, especially on advisory committees. A number of district-wide committees are formed at the direction of the School Board. Committees are made up of a cross section of staff and community representatives.
Each year openings occur on existing committees and new committees are formed. If you are interested in serving on any of the following advisory committees, contact the person listed with each committee.
Legislative Advocacy for Students
Parent Legislative Team of Anoka-Hennepin
Parents establish an ongoing nonpartisan "conversation" with legislators who influence education policy and finance to positively shape education legislation for students.
Team members meet throughout the year to receive updates on current education issues and legislative action that affect Anoka-Hennepin students. They share this information with parents at their school and organize local efforts such as letter writing, phone calling and personal meetings with legislators.
Many different levels of involvement are possible. If you are interested in becoming involved contact Linda Rodgers, parent involvement coordinator at 763-506-1282 or at: Linda.Rodgers@anoka.k12.mn.us.
Systems Accountability Committee (SAC)
This state-mandated committee conducts an annual review of curriculum, student test data, and program reports. This year attention will focus on implementation of the Minnesota Academic Standards. The committee prepares an annual report which is available online in October. For more information, contact Brenda Classen at 763-506-1117 or at: Brenda.Classen@anoka.k12.mn.us.
Title I Advisory Council
This council provides input into the plan and design of the district's Title I program. Only parents of students in the program are eligible to serve on the council. For more information, contact Dale Zellmer at 763-506-1120 or at: Dale.Zellmer@anoka.k12.mn.us.
Special Education Advisory Committee
This committee will provide input on a range of current special education issues. It is open to parents of children with or without disabilities, special education teachers and staff from other agencies serving children and families in the Anoka-Hennepin School District. For more information, contact Mary Gale at 763-506-1362 or at: Mary.Gale@anoka.k12.mn.us.
Student Services Committees
Indian Education Parent Committee
This committee advises the school district's Indian Education Program for American Indian students. For more information, contact Barry Scanlan at 763-506-1152 or at: Barry.Scanlan@anoka.k12.mn.us.
Teen Pregnancy and CAPE Advisory Committee
This committee will focus on strategies for ensuring continuous education for pregnant and parenting teens. For more information, contact Greg Cole at 763-506-1560 at: Greg.Cole@anoka.k12.mn.us.
Community Education Committees
District-wide Community Education Advisory Council
This committee provides citizen input into the overall direction of the Community Education Program. For more information, contact Steve Kerr at 763-506-1274 or at: Steve.Kerr@anoka.12.mn.us.
Program Advisory Councils
Individual advisory councils provide citizen input on the following programs:
Adventures Plus Parent Advisory Council, contact Monika Helmen at 763-506-1272 or at: Monika.Helmen@anoka.k12.mn.us
ECFE and School Readiness Parent Advisory Council, contact Marilee Christensen-Adams, at 763-506-1266 or at: Marilee.Christensen-Adams@anoka.k12.mn.us
Anoka-Hennepin Health, Safety and Wellness Committee
This committee addresses a wide variety of health, safety and wellness issues in the Anoka-Hennepin School District including indoor air quality, 504/Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility issues, wellness policy and crisis planning. For more information contact Chuck Holden at 763-506-1175 or at: Chuck.Holden@anoka.k12.mn.us.
Bus Safety Committee
This committee will address all aspects of school bus transportation in the district, including transportation policy, bus discipline policy, safety curriculum, crash investigation, and driver issues. The committee has members from district staff, school principals, parents, law enforcement, and city/county representatives.
If parents have specific safety concerns they are encouraged to address the committee by contacting Jeff Mueller at 763-506-1131 or at: Jeff.Mueller@anoka.k12.mn.us.
Teacher Relicensure Committee
This committee reviews and authorizes continuing education clock hours for renewal of teacher licenses and professional development activities of vocationally licensed teachers to determine if they have met the requirements for relicensure. For more information, contact Sonya Griffith at 763-506-1099 or at: Sonya.Griffith@anoka.k12.mn.us.