In order to apply for a formula grant under the Indian Education Program, ISD 432, must determine the number of Indian Children enrolled here. Any child who meets the following definition may be counted for this purpose. This form will become a part of your child's school record and will not need to be completed every year. This form will be maintained at the school and information on the form will not be released without your written approval.
Definition: Indian means any individual who is (1) a member (as defined by the Indian tribe or band) of an Indian tribe or band, including those Indian tribes or bands terminated since 1940, and those recognized by the State in which the tribe or band reside; or (2) a descendant in the first or second degree (parent or grandparent) as described in (1); or (3) considered by the Secretary of the Interior to be an Indian for any purpose; or (4) an Eskimo, Aleut or other Alaskan Native or (5) a member of an organized Indian group that received a grant under the Indian Education act of 1988 as it was in effect on October 19, 1994.
Indian Education programs can include but are not limited to:
- Supporting postsecondary preparation for students.
- Supporting academic achievement of American Indian Students.
- Making curriculum relevant to the needs, interests, and cultural heritage of American Indian students.
- Providing positive reinforcement of the self-image of American Indian Students.
- Developing intercultural awareness among students, parents, and staff.
Indian Education program services designed to increase completion and graduation rates of American Indian Students must emphasize:
- Support for students in academic achievement, retention, attendance.
- Development of support services for staff, including in-service training and technical assistance in methods of teaching American Indian pupils.
- Innovative teaching approaches and evaluation of methods relating to American Indian pupils.
- Modification of curriculum, instructional methods, and administrative procedures to meet the needs of American Indian pupils.
- Supplemental instruction in American Indian language, literature, history, and culture.
Unallowable Budget Items include, but are not limited to:
- Out-of-state travel
- Gifts and gift cards
- School uniforms
- Class rings
- Letter jackets
- Graduation caps and gowns
- School/class pictures
- Musical instruments
- Athletic shoes and equipment
- Auto and bus repairs
- General instructional curriculum for the general student population not specific to Indian Education programs