Indian Education Department
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Putnam City’s Indian Education Program is funded through federal grants known as Title VI and Johnson O’Malley. A variety of services and programs are available to Putnam City Native American students who are enrolled in the Indian Education Program.
The Putnam City Indian Education Program is coordinated by a staff comprised of a director, tutor coordinator, tutors, student advisor, and cultural coordinator/project secretary. If you have any questions about this program, visit the Indian Education office in the Putnam City Administration Building,5401 N.W. 40th, or call (405) 495-5200, ext. 1650.
Financial support for educational support and extracurricular activities is available for students that qualify. A few example expenditures are listed below:
Johnson O’Malley Grant
- Tutoring: elementary, middle and high school
- School supplies
- School uniforms
- Physical education tennis shoes and clothing
- Specialized classroom materials: scientific/graphing calculators, music books and band uniforms
- Cap and gown rentals
- ACT tests
- Cultural activities such as Native American youth powwows, Native American clubs, Native American youth night meetings, Saturday cultural classes and field trips.
- And more
- Student Advisement/Mentoring
- College advisement and assistance
- Cultural activities
For more information contact the Indian Education office at (405) 495-5200, ext.1650.
Student advisement and mentoring are available to elementary and secondary Native American students who exhibit academic deficiencies, attendance problems and learning barriers. Higher education advisement for juniors and seniors is also available. Parents are welcome to call the Indian Education office for questions related to student issues.
Tutoring is based on academic need. Preference is given to those students who are currently failing or below average. Each student is assigned a tutor for two sessions each week depending on student need. Tutoring services are available for students in grades K-12. A tutoring request and parental permission agreement must be on file with the Indian Education office before tutoring can begin. Contact Robie Coleman at the Indian Education office, (405) 495-5200, ext. 1650, for more information.
If you are a junior or senior in high school and are considering college, remember to check with your tribal headquarters for the possibility of college aid. Many tribes have programs in place to provide financial aid to Native American students heading to college. If you need help securing information regarding tribal scholarships, contact our office at 495-5200. The Indian Education Office can also provide assistance with your search for additional scholarships and universities that best suit students' needs.
The Indian Education Parent Committee (IEC) is comprised of parents and guardians of current students K-12 who are enrolled in the district’s Indian Education Program. The parent committee serves as an advisory group to Putnam City’s Indian Education Program and helps to determine objectives, goals, activities, etc. The IEC is also a part of the Johnson O’Malley and Title VI grant procedures by giving input, reviewing and approving important parts each grant.
We would like to thank those parents who currently serve on the IEC committee. If you have questions or would like to be a part of the Putnam City Indian Education Parent Committee, please call our office at 495-5200, ext. 1650.
The Putnam City School Districts Department of Indian Education each school year holds a "Public Hearing" for the Title VI Federal Grant application process. This public hearing is to inform the Parent Committee members and the general public about the goals and purpose of the Title VI grant. Any discussion, feedback and approval will be used to complete the application process.