What is Title VI Indian Education?
Title VI is Indian Education. 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 culture, language, and educational needs of such students; and ensure that all students meet the challenging State academic standards.
This program aims to promote culture awareness, provide support services to help students reach their maximum potential, and develop a positive academic, social, and culture sense of self.
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 HSSD. You can submit the form to your student's school or to the district office (Attention: Indian Education Coordinator) located at 2706 Lineville Road, Green Bay, WI 54313. Please read below to determine if your student qualifies for services.
Fill out the the 506 form here. Instructions to fill out the form can be found on page two of the 506 form document.
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?
Act 31 requires 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.
To learn more about Act 31: American Indian Studies in Wisconsin, visit the DPI website.