Title VI Education

IPAC Meeting Minutes 5/13/21

Seattle Public Schools Native Education
Title Vl, Indian Parent Advisory Committee
Virtual Meeting Minutes
Thursday May 13, 2021

In attendance: Emma Medicine White Crow, Amy Markishtum, Tonia Galindo, Boo Foster, Elizabeth Diamond, Donna Hale Wolcott, Tabitha, Daria Mack

IPAC Meeting 5:00-6:00

  • Greetings and prayer
  • Approve of April IPAC meeting minutes
  • Native Ed update (Emma)
    • The formal public announcement for the Title VI funding is as follows:
      • We received $148, 000.
      • This will fund Lauren Fonoimoana Re-entry/Intervention Specialist
      • This will fund Rachel Kresl, Library Assistant/Culture and Arts Specialist combined
      • $7100. went to indirect cost, $15,000. for students, $2500. for Native Ed staff
      • The objectives are the same, Academic Enrichment and Dropout Prevention
    • Native Ed update:
      • Shana is currently staffed as 1.0 FTE as curriculum specialist
      • Jenny is actively recruiting 506 Forms
      • We just finished STI, 3rd grade Professional Development, will do 7th grade on June 2nd
      • Lauren is preparing for the Native American Youth Leadership Academy (NAYLA) end of year event
      • Emily Lott will academically support students in summer school
    • End of Year for Students:
      • We bought paddles and will start string them for PreK-12 students
      • We will begin making drums for seniors
      • And we have blankets for 5 females and 5 males with GPAs of 3.5 and above
      • There will be no in-person celebration we will mail/deliver
      • We will send an email to parents and they must respond to us for us to give a necklace and certificate, same as last year
    • Meeting ended AT 5:30pm
    • Next meeting June 13th 5pm

We encourage all parents and guardians of Seattle Public Schools Native American and Alaskan Native Students to attend. The role of the Title Vl Native Education Parent Advisory Committee is to consult with and advise the Seattle School District on the development and operation of the Title Vl Program, assist in the development and approval of the Title Vl grant, and to help organize and conduct community cultural events, it?s important to know that the PAC helps to organize events and raise funds as well. By serving on the PAC parents and guardians of Native American/Alaskan Native Students in Seattle Public Schools can help decide the program goals and activities.

For information contact: Gail Morris gtmorris@seattleschools.org 206 252 0948