Indigenous Parent Committee
I have a concern or suggestion I want to share and discuss with other parents. Who do I contact to get on the agenda?If you have questions, concerns, suggestions, or other information you want to share at our parent meetings, please contact Tia Gramzinski first. If you have a very important concern that requires attention by other program and district administration, Tia can assist with scheduling a meeting separate from the Indigenous Parent Committee meetings.In addition, depending on our meeting space, we have to ensure our meetings end before the janitors close the buildings. If you are included on the agenda, please keep to your alotted time. We want our discussions and interactions to remain on time, respectful, empowering, informative, and engaging for all students, parents, and staff present.
What happens at monthly meetings?Each meeting begins with brief introductions and welcome from committee members and Federal Programs staff. Important updates, announcements, and other reminders are presented. Votes, budget approvals, event planning, and more are discussed as needed.
Who attends IPC meetings?
Meetings are open to the CUSD students, parents, and staff.
All parents of current CUSD American Indian/Alaska Native students in grades K-12 are encouraged to attend. All students are also welcome to attend. We especially welcome CUSD teachers and other staff.
In addition, we try to have 2 to 3 Indigenous student advisors from Basha, Casteel, Chandler, Hamilton, or Perry campuses present at our meetings. We also have guests from the community. All guest speakers must be verified by Monica Romero at least one month ahead of scheduled meeting. Guest speakers may include academic, social, mental, cultural coordinators, and or other specialists or programs specific to the academic or cultural well-being of youth and/or adults. Prior guest speakers have included Phoenix Indian Center, Gila River Indian Community Education Department, and the Chandler Coalition on Youth Substance Abuse.