Selection of Members

  • Membership on the Multicultural Education Concerns Advisory Committee (MECAC) is voluntary and no compensation is provided for the members who serve a one-year term. MECAC members meet five times per year. The Committee consists of: 

    • Student representative
    • Teacher representatives
    • Principal representatives
    • Parent representatives 
      Parents may represent the following ASD programs: Gifted, Special Education, Academic English Learners, Title VI Indian Education, Child in Transition, and Migrant Education
    • At-large members
      At-large members should reflect the diversity of the student population in the Anchorage School District


    Member Qualifications

    Consideration is given to the following criteria when selecting members of the committee: 

    • Commitment to improving educational opportunities for students
    • Sincere interest in the welfare of children and in quality education
    • Community involvement and ability to network within the community
    • Working knowledge of the Anchorage community
    • Ability to function effectively as a team member, as well as a leader
    • Ability to motivate others to become engaged and involved
    • Commitment to attend five, two-hour committee meetings per year
    • Interest in:
      • Student achievement
      • Parent and community involvement
      • Community relations
      • Curriculum adoption and implementation
      • Cultural competence
      • Equity and other instructional concerns