American Indian Education
Title VI Indian Education serves as the bridge between families and for the district, by providing a rich array of programs and services for students, teachers, and parent's curriculum and instruction that support District staff. We support native parent/family involvement by promoting parent empowerment and advocacy to ensure fair and equitable access to educational services throughout the Salt Lake City School District.
Title VI Indian Education Act:
The work of the Indian Education Act mirrors the mission of Salt Lake City School District Strategic Plan to support all students in "cultivating a love of learning in a diverse and inclusive school community, committed to educational excellence and integrity. In collaboration with families and community, we hold high expectations for all students, respond effectively to individual needs, and provide a safe, healthy environment in which every student can learn the academic, problem-solving, and social skills required for success in college, career, and life."
Support programs are located at specific school sites and targeted grades. Particular attention is made to intervene on critical needs, as identified through district performance data analysis and advisory feedback from the parent committee. NOTE: The Parent Committee and the school district both review and approve the program plan and submit it to the USDOE-OIE for approval and funding. (The approved program must be supplemental in nature. That is, it should add to/or enhance existing School District services to its students.)
The program is focusing on three areas of concern:
- Literacy (Primary Level)
- Attendance (Secondary Level)
- Cultural Enrichment
Although a school may not receive direct services there is an outreach effort, which is available to all schools.
The project has a variety of resources for students, parents and teachers, such as:
- Cultural Lending Library (books & visual aids)
- Tribal and or College Scholarship Information
- American Indian Social Studies Curriculum
- Beginning Navajo Language Course for high school students via Electronic High School
- Educational Enhancement Opportunities
- Local American Indian Service Organizations Listing
- Coordinating Classroom Cultural Presentations
Coordinator: Davina Spotted Elk - 801-578-8479 fax: 801-578-8416
Elementary schools mentor: Bernice Begay - 801-578-8296
Adminstrative Assistant: Louise Benzon - 801-578-8296