Parent Advisory Committee (FPPAC)

The District will provide an opportunity for the Iñupiat Community of the Arctic Slope (ICAS), the Federal Recognized Regional Tribal Government, and parents of Indian (Alaska Native/Iñupiaq) children to provide their views on the District's educational program and activities, including recommendations on the needs of their children and on how the District may help those children realize the benefits of the educational programs and activities.

In order to meet State and Federal requirements, the NSBSD established the Federal Programs Parent Advisory Committee to comply with the rules and regulations of the State of Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, the US Department of Education, and the Department of Interior as they relate to grant-in-aid programs and projects. The FPPAC members serve their communities.

The Federal Programs Parent Advisory Committee shall work with the staff of the public schools of the NSBSD to provide advice and assistance in all aspects of developing proposals for grant-in-aid supplemental funding; review the planning, implementation and evaluation of grant-in-aid supplemental funding; and advise the NSBSD School Board on application submission and program evaluation.

The Federal Programs Parent Advisory Committee shall work to identify problems, assess needs, and establish priorities to meet the special educational needs of children in school or children eligible to attend school.  They shall assist the School District in identifying and or verifying the students to be served by the program or project.

The FPPAC shall act as a hearing board for any individual or group who may wish to propose additions or changes in programs or projects, or to express grievances which will be properly referred to appropriate level as established by the NSBSD.

NSBSD Federal Programs Parent Advisory Committee (FPPAC) consists of 8 parent representatives and one alternate per village, one teacher and one high school student for a total of 10 representatives.  They serve on a 3 year cycle and may be re-elected. School Advisory Council members within each village hosts an election at their regular meeting in September to elect FPPAC parent members and alternates.  SAC members will elect a high school student representative and a teacher representative each year on a rotational basis (2019 Utqiagvik, 2020 Pt. Lay, 2021 Wainwright, 2022 Pt. Hope, 2023 Kaktovik, 2024 Atqasuk, 2025 Nuiqsut, 2026 Anaktuvuk Pass) to be members of the FPPAC.

FY19 FPPAC Committee List