Title VI

FIRST NATIONS PROGRAM

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Welcome to Title VI First Nations Program!

 

Who Are We?

We are a dedicated community of educators and advocates serving the Green Bay Area Public School District First Nations populations. Starting with the 2020-2021 school year, Title VI's primary focus is providing culturally relevant resources to parents, students and staff, as well as literacy and engagement.

What is Act 31?

We continue to provide support in regards to Wisconsin Act 31 training on Wisconsin's First Nations history, culture, and sovereignty. As a result of tensions between Native and non-Native peoples over Ojibwe treaty rights, in 1989 Wisconsin legislators passed an initiative to promote Wisconsin First Nations education in our public schools. This policy required education of students on Wisconsin First Nations history, culture, and tribal sovereignty. The State budgetary funds appropriated to accomplish this are used to hire staff, develop curriculum, and obtain/develop classroom resource materials, provide teacher training, and hold conferences and workshops to promote and support First Nations instruction in Wisconsin's public schools. (Wisconsin Educational Act 31)

What is Title VI?

"The mission of the Office of Indian Education is to support the efforts of local educational agencies, Indian tribes and organizations, postsecondary institutions, and other entities to meet the unique cultural, language, and educational needs of such students; and ensure that all students meet the challenging State academic standards.

The Every Student Succeeds Act (page 246) amends the Indian education programs as Title VI, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed on December 10, 2015, and represents good news for our nation's schools.The new law builds on key areas of progress in recent years, made possible by the efforts of educators, communities, parents, and students across the country." (U.S. Department of Education Office of Indian Education)

"It is the policy of the United States to fulfill the Federal Government's unique and continuing trust relationship with and responsibility to the Indian people for the education of Indian children. The Federal Government will continue to work with local educational agencies, Indian tribes and organizations, post-secondary institutions, and other entities toward the goal of ensuring that programs that serve Indian children are of the highest quality and provide for not only the basic elementary and secondary educational needs, but also the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of these children."
(U.S. Department of Education Title VII Program)

Is my student eligible for Title VI services?

In order for your student to be eligible to receive support from the Title VI First Nations Program, you will need to submit a Federal 506 form to the Green Bay Area Public School District (Click here for a sample 506 form). You can submit the form to your student's school or to the main district office building (Attention: ESSA Office) located at 200 S. Broadway, Green Bay, WI 54303. Please read below to determine if your student qualifies for services.

Parents/Guardians: Please return this completed form in order for the district to apply for a formula grant, under the First Nations program. You are not required to complete or submit this form to the school. However, if you choose not to submit a form, the school cannot count your child for funding under the program. This form will become 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. Any child who meets the following definition may be counted for this purpose:

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 or Aleut or other Alaska 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 October 19, 1994.

First Nations Specialists

Angela Danforth
[email protected]
Schools served: Danz Elementary, Edison Middle, Washington Middle

Cheyenne Grignon
(920) 272-7226, Ext.11214
[email protected]
Schools served: Howe Elementary, Sullivan Elementary

Lyle Metoxen
(920) 492-2771, Ext. 19902
[email protected]
Schools served: King Elementary

Kevin Tucker
(920) 492-2669, Ext. 53901
[email protected]
Schools served: Chappell Elementary, Red Smith School, MacArthur Elementary

Ashlee Olujic
(920) 272-7228, Ext. 58901
[email protected]
Schools served: Fort Howard Elementary, Keller Elementary, Kennedy Elementary

Karly Slaughter
(920) 492-2690, Ext. 52902
[email protected]
Schools served: Beaumont Elementary, Eisenhower Elementary

Dawn Gribble 
(920) 272-7227, Ext. 43909
[email protected]
Schools served: Elmore Elementary, Franklin Middle, West High


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