The 2018 Academic Policy Committee elections are coming soon!


Three seats on the Academic Policy Committee (APC - the governing board of Rilke Schule) will be filled at our annual election on Thursday, February 15, 2018. Joining the APC is an excellent way to get involved in our fantastic school. 


APC Member Expectations & Responsibilities

This description is only intended to give interested candidates an idea of what is expected, but it is not complete. It is expected that APC members will attend all scheduled APC meetings (once or twice per month, sometimes more frequently). Meetings last approximately two and a half hours, but sometimes go longer. Members are also expected to participate in APC subcommittee work in addition to serving on the main committee.


Members should be prepared to discuss and keep confidential matters related to budgets, facilities, personnel, and other issues that arise through committee work. Previous public board experience is extremely helpful. A background in accounting, finance and/or grant writing is extremely helpful. APC members must listen and consider a variety of opinions and ideas as a representative of the school community.


APC members will vote and defend their considered opinion as active board members. The Rilke Schule APC is a public board and is subject to state laws regarding public meetings and voting Please visit rilkeschule.asdk12.org for more information about the APC.   


NOMINATION DEADLINE: Due by Monday, January 29 at 5 PM. Please submit a brief letter of intent to the election committee chair by this date and time (lastufka_kjerstin@asdk12.org). Nominations after this point will not be accepted.


CANDIDATE BIO: Due by Wednesday, January 31 at 5 PM. Please email a photo of yourself and a Word document to the elections committee chair outlining your 1) educational and professional background, 2) skills or experience applicable to serving on the APC, 3) the reason you’re interested in serving on the APC. 


CANDIDATE MEET & GREET: Date and time TBA. Stay tuned for the opportunity to meet the candidates.


APC ELECTION DAY Thursday, February 15: In-person voting will be conducted from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Alaska time in the Rilke Schule lobby, and absentee voting ends at 5 pm Alaska time. Results will be announced during the annual meeting this evening from 6 to 8:30 pm, and the new committee members will be seated.


Details about absentee voting and the candidate meet and greet will be shared soon. 

Questions about the election or about serving on the APC? Please email the committee:


Jason Storter: storter_jason@asdk12.org

Aimee Posanka, parent volunteer: aimhagen@sbcglobal.net

Kjerstin Lastufka, election committee chair: lastufka_kjerstin@asdk12.org

The Rilke Schule German School of Arts & Sciences has an Academic Policy Committee  (“APC”), which is the primary governing body designated to oversee and supervise many aspects of the Charter School. 

If you have an item you would like to see brought up at an APC meeting, please send a request any APC member via email, phone, or by putting a note in the 'APC' mailbox at school. If you have accompanying information please include it as an attachment. The more time ahead of the meeting you send in the information, the better the chances the board will have had time to think about and study your request and thus be prepared and informed for the meeting. The APC thanks you for taking an active role in the future of your school.

The APC Regular monthly meetings are held at 6:00 PM at school. The agenda will be posted a reasonable time ahead of the meetings.  The meetings are open to the public and everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.


APC Bylaws


Can be found on our Rilke Schule Calendar.

The APC will be holding its annual parent/community elections in February. Please look in School News section of this website for details.  If anyone is interested in serving on the APC next year please contact us at apc_rilke@asdk12.org.


APC Standing Committee Structure 




Jason Storter

APC Chair











Kjerstin Lastufka

APC Vice Chair









Morten Kjerland

APC Treasurer



Ann Weese

APC Secretary


James Wileman

Performance Committee Chair





















Kjersti von Wichman

Facilities Committee Chair









James Wileman

Strategic Planning Committee Chair



Sasha Johnson

Employee Representative



Peter Birmanns

Employee Representative




Jo Sanders

Honorary Member















Dean Ball

Rilke Schule Principal, Ex Officio (non-voting member)











Other public APC documents can be found at the following Google Docs link:
Google doc folder