Title VI Indian Education

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Welcome to Title VI Indian Education!

 

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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 2017-18 school year, Title VI's primary focus is literacy, attendance, and parent/student engagement.  We will increase our family advocacy and strengthen our relationships in the community. Along with the district, we continue to provide support in regards to Wisconsin Act 31 training on Wisconsin's First Nations history, culture, and sovereignty.

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 Indian Education Program, you will need to submit a Federal 506 form  to the Green Bay Area Public School District.  You can submit the form to your student's school or to the main district office building (Attention: Equity 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 Indian Education 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.

What is Act 31?  

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)   

Department Staff

Carrie Hooyman
Title VI Indian Education Cultural Resource Specialist / Program Coordinator
West High School Room 200 - (920) 492-2600 ext. 43909
Franklin Middle School Room 221 - (920) 492-2670 ext. 34221
chhooyman@gbaps.org
School covered: Franklin Middle School, MacArthur Elementary School, and Other schools as needed

Wanda Anton
Title VI Indian Education Cultural Resource Specialist
East High School Room 229 - (920) 448-2090 ext. 40431
Washington Middle School - (920) 448-2095
wfanon@gbaps.org
Schools covered: East High School, Washington Middle School

Anne Gretz
Title VI Indian Education Cultural Resource Specialist
West High School Room 126 - (920) 492-2600 ext. 43126
amgretz@gbaps.org
School covered: West High School, Franklin Middle School

Lyle Metoxen
Title VI Indian Education Cultural Resource Specialist
Preble High School  ext. 43908
llmetoxen@gbaps.org
Schools covered: Preble High School

Patti Morin
Title VI Indian Education Cultural Resource Specialist
West High School Room 240 - (920) 492-2600 ext. 43911
phmorin@gbaps.org

Schools covered: King Elementary, Kennedy Elementary, Beaumont Elementary
 
Cheyenne Grignon
Title VI Indian Education Cultural Resource Specialist
West High School Room 240 - (920) 492-2600 ext. 43906
cgrignon@gbaps.org

Schools covered: Sullivan Elementary, Howe Elementary, Nicolet Elementary

Rhiannon Boyd
Title VI Indian Education Cultural Resource Specialist
West High School Room 240 - (920) 492-2600 ext.43907
rmboyd@gbaps.org
Schools covered: Elmore Elementary, Martin Elementary, Chappell Elementary

Elizabeth Sauer Pries
Title VI Indian Education Cultural Resource Specialist
West High School Room 240 - (920) 492-2600 ext. 43905
emsauerpries@gbaps.org
Schools covered: Edison Middle School, Red Smith School





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