American Indian Education

  • The Title VI American Indian Education Program is a federal program. Johnston County Public Schools participates through a grant designed to support the efforts of our schools to meet the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN).

    The Parent Committee uses the funds to provide eligible American Indian and Alaska Native students with tutoring, cultural enrichment activities, educational summer camps, and school supplies. The committee meets monthly to plan events and discuss the needs of our American Indian and Alaska Native students. Meetings are generally held on the fourth Tuesday of each month. For questions call the number listed at the bottom of this page.


    Eligibility (with a completed and verified 506 form)

    • A member (as defined by the Indian tribe or band) of a federally recognized 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-
    • A descendant in the first or second degree (parent or grandparent) as described above; -or-
    • Considered by the Secretary of the Interior to be an Indian for any purpose; -or-
    • An Eskimo or Aleut or other Alaska native; -or-
    • A member of an organized Indian group that received a grant under the Indian Education Act of 1988.

     

    Useful Links

     

    Announcements and Upcoming Events:

                                                                              Winter/Spring Cultural Events 2019:

    • March 21, 6:30-7:30pm--American Indian Open House. This event will be in place of the March Parent committee meeting. It will be at the AG Glenn Building in Smithfield.  This is an open meeting for all American Indian families and other intererested stake holders in the county to attend and receive information about opportunities AI students are offered through JCPS. Time is 6:30 pm. 
    • April 27, The town of Fuquay Varina is having a cultural festival with the opening a new cultural center. If anyone is interested in dancing or showcasing Native American crafts that would be great. Contact Gwen Locklear if you are interested.
    • May 4, from 10am-12pm--EOG/EOC relaxation workshop for Elementary, Middle, and High Students. This will happen at West View Elementary. Students will learn how to reduce their stress before and during testing and possibly create a stress-reducing craft.
    • Seniors Scholarship Season is here. Check out these sites for scholarship information. Rising 10th through 12th grade High School Students:  The free, 2019 Environmental Science Summer Program at Duke is now accepting applications. Please use this link for more information and the application: sites.nicholas.duke.edu/essp
    • United Tribes of NC scholarships. The link below will offer more information:   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nL5ynr3Y1WwrIiIqFMvYwxSYLggn8ayY/view
    • Triangle Community Foundation Scholarships.  Use this link:                            https://trianglecf.org/award/north-carolina-american-indian-fund-scholarship/   
    • Summer camp registration is apporaching quickly. Contact Gwen Locklear for more information on these camps if your student is interested: Biomedical camp at Wake Forest School of Medicine (if student accepted to go then
      an educator or coordinator is required to go) March 30th is the deadline.
      NCSU Engineering camp
      NCNAYO has an early April registration; Anaya advised that they are looking for anyone
      able to do craft workshops. The increased camp fee is $200 versus $175.
      They have strict guidelines of how many students will be accepted to attend. It will
      be held at UNC this year.
      UNCP 2--week agricultural camp hasn’t opened registration as of yet.
      NCS Native Forum  camp. 
                                                                                    
    • Parent committe meetings dates:  , March 21 (Open house will serve as Parent committee meeting for March), April 11, May 16, June 27.  All meetings are at 7:00 p.m. We strive to keep the meeting to one hour. Please join us for these meetings in the media center at West View Elementary School located at 11755 Cleveland Road, Garner, NC.

     

    • Lost your proof of membership card??? Most tribal offices will replace for a small fee accompanied by a written request.  Requirements are usually included on the websites for each tribe.  Proof of tribal membership is required for students to be eligible to benefit from this program, and we need to ensure we are reaching all eligible students. Because of the confidentiality of this information, tribal offices cannot provide membership information to third parties.  Please ensure your membership information is on file.  If you are unsure, contact Mrs. Batten or Mrs. Locklear.

     

    • Form 506 can be printed from Useful Links at the top of this webpage.

     

     

    For more information contact:

    Mrs. Faitha Batten
    Executive Director of Federal Programs
    Phone:  919-934-4361 x4072       Fax:  919-934-4082
    faithabatten@johnston.k12.nc.us

    Gwen Locklear
    Parent Liaison
    Phone:  919-812-1473
    gwendolynlocklear@johnston.k12.nc.us