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:

                                                                          

    Parent committe meeting dates for 19-20 School year

             

     

       

           October 19, 2019:   Stone Carving at West View Elementary from 10:30-1:00. Please enter through the Cafeteria Doors.

    • October 24 *to be held at River Dell Elementary media center 7pm****
    • November 21
    • November 22-23, 2019:   History Museum--American Indian Education Day and Public event
    • January 30
    • February 27 *to be held at River Dell Elementary media center
    • March 26
    • April 30 (Open House at AG Glenn building)
    • May 7
    • June 25

              Although West View is the primary site for meetings, please note that 2 parent meetings will occur at River Dell Elementary this school year. This will offer parents a variety of locations in order to increase parent attendance.  Meetings are held from 7:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

          

     

    • 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