Indian Education Program (Title VI)

Supported by our families and community, the Puyallup School District Title VI Indian Education Program strives to improve academic achievement, attendance, and graduation rates of American Indian and Alaska Native students while also enhancing their social and cultural awareness.

The Puyallup School District Indian Education Program was established in 1973, and is funded by a formula grant from the Office of Indian Education under the Department of Education (Title VI of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act) and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).

The Indian Education program currently serves 294 students in 32 schools representing 626 Native American tribes, bands, or groups in the Puyallup School District and continues to grow. The top five tribes represented among Puyallup students are: 

Alaska Native
Puyallup
Cherokee
Choctaw
Chippewa

To enroll in the Puyallup School District Title VI Indian Education Program:
Student must be enrolled in the Puyallup School District and
Parents/guardians must complete a Title VI Student Eligibility Certification Form (ED 506 form) for students to receive program benefits and services. For a list of program benefits and services and how to request them, please click here.

506 forms may be obtained from your child's school, the Title VI Indian Education Program office, or click links for a fillable ED 506 form or a print and complete ED 506 form.

  • Eligibility requires the student, parent, or grandparent have Tribal membership (membership/enrollment number or other proof) with a Federally Recognized Tribe. For list of Federally Recognized Tribes, please click here or click here for the BIA Tribal Leaders Directory, click hereFor the National Congress of American Indians Tribal Directory list, click here.

  • If you have questions about the ED 506 form, need assistance in completing this form, or have questions about Tribes, Bands or Organized Indian Groups, please contact the Indian Education Specialist Michelle Marcoe by email marcoma@puyallup.k12.wa.us or phone at 253-840-8852.
  • ED 506 forms become part of your child's school records and will not need to be completed every year. ED 506 forms will be maintained in the Indian Education Program office and information on the form is confidential and not shared with others.

 

Definition: Indian means any individual who is:

  1. - a member (as defined by the Indian tribe or band) of an Indian tribe or band, including those Indian tribe or bands terminated since1940, and those recognized by the State in which the tribe or band reside; or
  2. - a descendant in the first or second degree (parent or grandparent) as described in (1); or
  3. - considered by the Secretary of the Interior to be an Indian for any purpose; or
  4. - an Eskimo or Aleut or other Alaska Native; or
  5. - member of an organized Indian group that received a grant under the Indian Education Act of 1988 as it was in effect October 19, 1994.


Title VI Indian Education Program Budget 2016-17:

Budget Category Category Subtotal
Personnel $ 58,361
Travel $ 0
Equipment
$ 0
Supplies $ 0
Contractual $ 0
Other $ 0
Indirect Costs $ 0
Budget Total $ 58,361

 

Michelle Marcoe
Indian Education Specialist
253-840-8852

Dr. John Parker
Chief Academic Officer
Regional Learning Community #2

Dr. Vince Pecchia
Chief Instructional Leadership Officer

Shelley Massey
Administrative Assistant
Regional Learning Community #2