Title VI American Indian/Alaskan Native and Indigenous Education Program
We support the District in meeting the unique academic, cultural, and linguistic needs of American Indian students, including:
- Meeting the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of Indian students, so that such students can meet the challenging State academic standards.
- Ensuring that Indian students gain knowledge and understanding of Native communities, languages, tribal histories, traditions, and cultures.
- Ensuring that teachers, principals, other school leaders, and other staff who serve Indian students can provide culturally appropriate and effective instruction and support.
Who qualifies for Title VI Services?
Children are eligible to receive services if they meet the definition of “American Indian” as defined in section 6151 of the ESEA and have completed the ED 506 Indian Student Eligibility Certification Form.
An American Indian defined in section 6151 of the ESEA is an individual who is:
- A member of an Indian Tribe or Band, as membership is defined by the Indian Tribe or Band, including any Tribe or Band terminated since 1940, and any Tribe or Band recognized by the State in which the Tribe or Band resides;
- A descendant of a parent or grandparent who meets the requirements described in paragraph (1) of this definition;
- Considered by the Secretary of the Interior to be an American Indian for any purpose;
- An Eskimo, Aleut, or other Alaska Native; or
- A member of an organized Indian group that received a grant under the Indian Education Act of 1988 as it was in effect on October 19, 1994
Enrollment Policy (REF - 6554.4) - Refer to Attachment J-9 for information about Title VI Enrollment
How does a student apply for Title VI Services?
Fill out the ED 506 Title VI Student Form (English) and either return it to your school or send it to the Title VI Office, with proof of tribal enrollment.
Parents: ED 506 forms may be mailed directly to the Title VI program: Title VI American Indian Education Program, att Karmin Mendoza Hidalgo, 333 S. Beaudry Ave, 25th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017. Once the information has been reviewed, a copy of the ED 506 form will be sent to your child's school.
School Site Personnel: Please follow these procedures when enrolling students into the Title VI Programs
- Support parents in completing the form as needed
- Collect and review for completeness the submitted ED 506 forms
- Mail a copy of the completed ED 506 forms to MMED, Beaudry Building., 25th Floor, or upload a PDF copy to https://forms.office.com/r/M33iy0M9zk
- File the original form within the student’s CUM record
- The form does NOT have to be completed each year of enrollment
Registration Link: https://forms.office.com/r/jsZKEBv8H0
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In an effort to engage parents and the community, we encourage your participation in the Title VI American Indian Parent Committee meetings. Any parent with a student enrolled in the Title VI Program is eligible to be a committee member. The parent committee advises, approves, and signs off on programs allocated for the American Indian Education Program within the yearly grant. Parents are our strongest advocates for change and growth of the AIEP by informing staff, administrators, and programs that serve their students on a daily basis.
First Wednesday of the Month
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Zoom link: https://lausd.zoom.us/j/86928949923
Zoom ID: 869 2894 9923
Title VI American Indian Parent Committee Recordings and Resources
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