The Native Program is currently completing the Title VI grant process for next year, this includes a “public hearing” which basically covers a brief overview of the program and objectives. Also gives parents, students, staff and any attendees (stakeholders) a moment to address anything they’d like to see in the program going forward or comment on anything they’ve experienced with the program until now. It’s like our Parent Committee meetings, but a specific requirement for our grant process. We will hold this virtually on Thursday April 27th from 4-5PM on ZOOM. Below is the link and a definition of a public hearing from the Office of Indian Education. Thanks!
5.1 What is a public hearing?
A public hearing is required for all applicant types under ESEA section 6114(c)(3)(C). The public hearing is an opportunity for parents of Indian children and teachers, representatives of Indian Tribes on Indian lands located within 50 miles of any school that the agency will serve if such Tribes have any children in such school, Indian organizations, and, if appropriate, Indian students from secondary schools to understand the program and to offer recommendations regarding the program. Two basic requirements of a public meeting are that the public be notified and be allowed to attend. Documentation of the public hearing should be maintained.
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Native American/Alaska Native Education Program
Helping All Students Succeed
Kent School District (KSD) participates in a Native American/Alaska Native Education Program funded by Federal Title VI Grant monies based on Native American student counts and administered through Student Services.
The program is designed to assist Native American students to meet district and state academic standards. Our goal is for each native student to graduate high school and continue their education in post-secondary opportunities.
About the Program
The Native American Education Program is mandated by Title VI (Part A) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
The intent of this law is to provide financial assistance to school districts for the development and implementation of programs specifically designed to meet the culturally related academic needs of Native American and Alaska Native students.
Download our Native American Program Brochure (PDF)
KSD offers resources for native students and families to create a strong sense of community. By building a stronger circle, we strengthen our society. In traditional communities, young people have always come to know, to experience, and to lay claim to their tribal heritage, allowing individuals to define themselves in terms of their collective cultural identity.
- Advocacy for Native students and their families at the school and district levels.
- Information on college and career workshops and events to support the district mission of preparing all students for their futures.
- Scholarship and financial aid information for secondary students.
- Cultural enrichment opportunities.
- Family culture nights.
- Parent Advisory Committee Meetings.
- Speakers and presenters from the Native community
- Cultural field trips and events with an emphasis on secondary learners and college readiness.
Students may be eligible to participate in the Native American/Alaska Native Education Program if they are registered on a Title VI ED 506 Indian Student Eligibility Certification Form (PDF). It is not required that a student be enrolled in a federally recognized tribe if the parents or grandparents of the students are enrolled. There is no blood quantum required to enroll and participate in the program. This form only needs to be completed once for a student’s entire time in Kent School District.
We acknowledge we are gathered upon the ancestral lands of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, who historically lived throughout the area between the Cascade Mountains and Puget Sound.