What is the PAC?
The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is an advisory committee with the Rapid City Area Schools in the operation of the Title VI Indian Education Program. The PAC serves as a liaison between parents of our tribal communities and the Title VI Program. The committee offers an additional opportunity for parents to be involved in their child's education.
To serve on the PAC board, parents or guardians must have a student(s) within the Rapid City Area Schools with a 506 Form on file with the Title VI Office and be voted into the board. PAC board meetings are held monthly throughout the school year and are open to the public to learn more about what is happening in the Title VI Grant Program.  In addition to parents/guardians on the PAC board, there is also 1 teacher representative from Rapid City Area Schools and 3 Student Representatives (1 nominated from each High School).
  • Conduct regular, open meetings
  • Consult with RCAS on development, operation, and the evaluation of the Title VI program
  • Approve the grant application
  • Accountability to abide by-laws


PAC By-Laws

The PAC board follows by-laws approved by the RCAS Board of Education on a yearly basis. Read the details of the PAC BY LAWS Board Approved 2018 2019.

PAC Board Approved By-Laws 01.17.2023

PAC Bylaws Proposed Revisions


Current Members of the PAC 

Nantinki Young – Chair

Kehala Diserly – Vice-Chair

Kara Big Crow – Secretary

Tonia White Bull- Parent Representative

Tyresha Grey Horse – Parent Representative

Jonni Hertel – Teacher Representative

Payton Boyd – Student Representative

Victor Dominquez – Student Representative

Mariah Lafferty – Student Representative


PAC Meeting Dates – School Year 2023-2024

PAC meetings will be held as follows:

Wednesday, September 20, 2023- Minutes

Wednesday, September 27 – Minutes

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 – Minutes

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 – Minutes

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 – Minutes

Wednesday, January 17, 2024 – Minutes 

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 – Minutes

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 – Minutes

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 – Agenda

Wednesday, May 2, 2024 – Minutes

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 – Agenda 

Thursday, June 6, 2024 – Agenda


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Title VI Manager
Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) – Title VI Indian Education Contacts
Name Title Email
Jayme Johnson Secretary Federal Programs Email Jayme