The Education Department administers various education, and employment and training programs. The function of the department is to further develop and improve the basic education skills of adult tribal members; upgrade and improve the academic performance of eligible Indian children; provide on-site work experience within tribal operations; provide support for academic and technical training for eligible participants. The Education Department administers several federal grants which include: Johnson O'Malley, Adult Education, Tribal Prep, and Basic Library. Each program has specific guidelines a person must meet in order to participate.
Are you interested in participating in the Education Success Story Series? These articles feature Tribal Member and First Generation students who have completed their educational journey with the aid of the McGhee-Tullis Tuition Assistance Program or the First Generation Tuition Assistance Program.
This program is provided for Tribal Member and 1st Generation students in Pre-K thru 12th Grade. Parents receive a $300 gift card for each student to help with the purchase of school clothing and supplies. Each Tribal Member household with a Tribal Member student or 1st Generation student is allowed to be reimbursed $600 for one computer device every four years. This program operates from July 1st to September 30th. Contact Magen Weaver for more information.
For computer reimbursement, the School Supply Reimbursement Application (page 1), the School Supply Reimbursement Computer Form (page 2), and the School Supply Reimbursement Notarized Bank Form must be completed; the original computer receipt must also be submitted.
Application forms can be completed in the browser then printed for submission to Education Department.