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Native Pathways to Education
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Native Student Learning Action Plan

November 21-22, 2002

Governance Committee Report and Recommendations:

Statement of the Problem



Who is Responsible



1.Need to empower school boards and advisory committees to fully exercise their policy making roles and responsibilities

1.Training should be conducted by Alaska Natives familiar and experienced with school board roles and responsibilities

1.Plan and implement workshops during the Dec. 9-10, 2002 First Alaskans Institute Summit

1.FAI Staff’

Native Educator Associations

Association of Alaska School Boards

1. October -December 10, 2002

1. Feedback from participants at Summit

2.Review school board roles and responsibilities as specified by State statute and regulations

2. Train rural school board members in the roles and responsibilities of their positions

2. AASB, together with effective Native/rural school board members -Local Native Educators' Associations

2. Present and Ongoing

2.School Board meetings more focused on instructional issues and student achievement as measured by time spent on those issues during board meetings

3. Evaluate effectiveness of boards and board members in their roles and duties

3. Use AASB effectiveness review process. Include input from the publics

3. Local School Board -Community School Advisory Committees

3. Present-2002

3. Same as 2 above

1A. Rural School Board Elections not always effective in electing best qualified and representative of the regions/communities

1.A; Community members receive opportunity to review election process and strategies for getting best qualified elected

1.A Local and regional school board election information and strategies be developed and shared

1.A. Local and regional leaders, other volunteers , effective local board members

1.A Present and through the next election cycle.

1.A.Increased interest in serving on school boards as determined by number of new candidates running for school board seats


Immersion Committee Report and Recommendations
Curriculum Committee Report and Recommendations
Cross-Cultural Teacher Orientation Committee Report and Recommendations
Parent/Community Involvement Report and Recommendations
Governance Committee Report and Recommendations
University/College Teacher/Paraprofessional Preparation Report and Recommendations


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