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Native American Education

Native American

Mission

It is our mission to provide our community of learners with educational opportunities to acquire and develop the best possible academic, vocational, recreational, social, and participatory skills, enabling them to become valued, contributing members of a changing global society. The program has been honored by Muscogee Creek Nation.

The Title VI and JOM programs are designed to assist Native American students by supporting access to programs that meet their unique educational and culturally related academic needs. Both programs are taught by highly qualified certified teachers and counselors. Referrals are accepted by parents, teachers, counselors and students.

Native American Meetings & Events

Union Public Schools FY2019-2020

IEC (7:00) / IPAC (7:15) Meeting Times
Family Night and IEC/IPAC Meetings – November 19, 2019 @ 6/7th GC – 6:00-7:00 PM
Family Night and IEC/IPAC Meetings – February 18, 2020 @ 6/7th GC– 6:00 -7:00 PM
OPEN HEARING AND IEC/IPAC Business Meetings – April 7, 2020 @ ESC – 6:00-7:00 PM 

Location addresses are:
6/7th Grade Center - 10100 E 61st Street
Central Park – 10103 E 62nd Street
Education Service Center (ESC) - 8506 E 61st Street
 

A Title VI Program - Johnson O'Malley Program

Title VI is a federally funded program through the Department of Education operating within the Office of Indian Education in Washington, D.C.   Funds go directly to local programs to meet academic, social, and cultural needs, as well as college and career planning. All students of Native American descent are eligible to participate whose tribe is recognized by the federal government.   Eligibility does not consider income level.   Procedures for enrolling your school-age child as a recipient of the program begin with the completion of a Title VI Student Eligibility Certification Form (506), which may be obtained at the Education Service Center or any Union school. This form must be approved by the federal program office prior to services.

Johnson O’Malley Program (JOM)

Johnson O’Malley is a federally funded program through the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Indian Education in Washington D.C.  Union’s Native American Education Program provides the operational support for JOM. Union subcontracts with Muscogee Creek Nation.  Funds provide academic tutoring, counseling, student fieldtrips, and cultural activities.  To be eligible for services under JOM, you must submit a copy of your child's Certified Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) Card, or tribal membershop card  Eligibility does not consider income level.   

Services/assistance:

  • Tutoring in Reading and Math

  • College and Career Counseling

  • Summer school tuition reimbursement (pre-approved)

  • Night school tuition reimbursement (pre-approved)

  • Fees for ACT/SAT/AP/PSAT testing reimbursement (pre-approved)

  • Academic/Cultural presentation and resources

  • Professional Development for teachers and counselors

Union’s Native American Program is administered by the Senior Executive Director of Federal Programs whose office is located at the Education Service Center, 8506 E. 61st Street. 

Parent Committee - Roles & Responsibilities

The Native American Programs are governed by Parent Committees. The Johnson-O'Malley program is designed and monitored by the Indian Education Committee (IEC). Title VI is designed and monitored by the Native American Education Committee (NAEC.) The Committee consists of parents of Native American students enrolled in Union Public Schools. Meetings are conducted four times a year. The involvement of the Parent Committee is vital to the administration of the programs. The Director and committees work together to meet the goals and objectives of the programs.

The roles and responsibilities of the Parent Committee are:

  • Establish the by-laws which detail responsibilities and authority in accordance with the Indian Education Act regulations.
  • Serve in an advisory/advocacy role to the Senior Executive Director.
  • Approve all program components and budgets.
  • Monitor program activities and budgets.
  • Ensure that educational and/or cultural needs of Indian students are addressed.

Native American Student Association (NASA)

The Native American Student Association is an organization which provides an opportunity for students in grades 8 – 12 to enhance their educational experiences through cultural diversity.   Membership is open to students of Native American descent. 

Contact

Sherri Fair
 Sherri Fair 
Director of Federal Programs / \

918-357-4321

Native American

District Announcement

Happy Holidays

Wishing you Joy and Peace at the Holidays and throughout the New Year.

Union Public Schools will be closed for winter break December 23-January 3, 2020. School will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020.

During the winter break, Union offices will be closed December 24-January 2, 2020.

May Joy and Peace be yours throughout the New Year.

Wishing you Joy and Peace at the Holidays and throughout the New Year.  Union Public Schools will be closed for winter break December 23-January 3, 2020. School will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020.  During the winter break, Union offices will be closed December 24-January 2, 2020.  May Joy and Peace be yours throughout the New Year.

Administrative Changes Announced

Scott Pennington named director of new Hope – Guidance – Social and Emotional Learning Department;   Clayton Hucke named interim 7th Grade Principal

Dear Union Parents and Guardians: 

I am excited to announce that Mr. Scott Pennington, principal at the Union 6th & 7th Grade Center, has been asked to lead a new department within Teaching and Learning entitled Hope – Guidance – Social and Emotional Learning. As you know, we are in the second year of our five-year district strategic plan. One of the elements of this plan is Union’s Learning Model that focuses on literacy, cognitive capacity, engagement, and social and emotional learning.

As we continuously evaluate our data, and hear from teachers and our site leaders, there continues to be a dominant narrative that more must be done to address the social and emotional development of our students. Collectively speaking, our teachers continue to do amazing work in providing dynamic learning experiences for our students. It is now time for us to articulate a tiered approach to addressing unwanted student behaviors and student trauma – at all grade levels – while also fostering greater hope and confidence in our students’ lives. The idea is that we will be more proactive in our efforts, providing counseling and guidance to address the social, emotional, and academic needs of our students. I firmly believe this will make a positive difference in our students’ lives and in the learning culture of our buildings.

Mr. Pennington’s work as a special education teacher, assistant principal, and principal make him uniquely qualified to lead in this new position. In addition to this change, I am also pleased to announce that Mr. Clay Hucke, assistant principal at Union High School, has been asked to serve as an interim principal at the Sixth & Seventh Grade Center. Mr. Hucke has done an outstanding job at the high school and he looks forward to serving the students, staff, and parents at this site.

Please join me in congratulating Mr. Pennington and Mr. Hucke. These moves will become effective January 1, 2020.

Respectfully,

Kirt Hartzler, Ed.D.
Superintendent
Union Public Schools

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