Department of Education - What parents need to know (Title VII)


Deidra Tampkins, Tribe to School Resource Specialist
Carol Limpy, Tribe to School Resource Specialist

The Title VII program is a federally funded program that provides funds annually for Native American & Alaskan Native students. These funds help support schools and communities as they provide opportunities for Native students to meet and exceed academic and cultural standards. The Cheyenne and Arapaho Title VII program will act as a support and educational resource for all entities as needed. Plus any type of academic and/or cultural support service a school or parent committee may need to provide opportunities for Native Students.

PERMISSIBLE SERVICES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: Attendance---Strategies, Dropout Prevention Strategies, Language Arts and/or Writing, Literacy-Family Math-Intervention or Accelerated, Native American Studies, Native Language, Pre-Advanced Placement Preparation, Reading—Intervention or Accelerated, School Readiness, Science, Social Studies, State or End-of-Course Exam Preparation, Substance Abuse Prevention, Technology—Use and Proficiency, Tribal History.

PERMISSIBLE ACTIVITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: ACT OR SAT Preparation and Testing, AP Coursework and Testing, Career and/or College Guidance, Civic Projects, Counseling, Creative Writing, Credit Recovery or Completion, Experiential Learning, Libraries, Lending of Cultural Materials, Multicultural Affairs or Events, Storytelling, Study Skills Development, Student Clubs with Academic Emphasis, Tutoring—Individually, Small Groups, Homework Assistance Individually or in Small Groups, Youth Leadership Groups or Clubs.

LOCAL TITLE VII PARENT COMMITTEE: The Title VII program must have a parent committee to assist in coordinating and applying for the federal grant. The parent committee must consist of parents of eligible Indian children enrolled at the school. The parent committees will approve Title VII funds in school-wide programs and conduct open meetings. All degrees of parental involvement are encouraged and needed in order for the Title VII programs to be a success.

TITLE VII ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Title VII eligibility is open to any student who is a member ofa federal or state recognized tribe; or a child of any member of a federal or state recognized tribe; or the grandchild of any member of a federal or state recognized tribe.Completion of Form 506 is required to determine a student's eligibility for Title VII support.

If you have any questions or comments about the program or your application please call (405) 422-7460 or (405) 422-7448 and askto speak to Tribe to School Resource personnel.