The Native American Student Services (NASS) Department is comprised of two federal programs. Johnson O'Malley (JOM) and Title VI. 

Services can be provided once the student's parents have enrolled them with our NASS program by submitting a 506 form and proof of ancestry or tribal enrollment.


To support Native students and families with the educational tools and resources to be confident and successful. Additionally, to provide and promote Native cultural awareness in the Putnam City School District's behalf of Native students and families.

Public Hearing

The Putnam City Schools Department of Native American Student Services conducts an annual "Public Hearing" for the Title VI Federal Grant application to inform the Parent Committee and the public about grant goals. The hearing aims to discuss, receive feedback, and approve the current Title VI application, benefiting Native American students in the Putnam City School district.

When: Wednesday, May 1st   @ 6pm

Location: Putnam City Administration Building, East Conference room



Putnam City Schools Board Policy ED-R4 regarding Tribal Regalia allows for the following:

  1. Consistent with State Law ( 70 O.S. Section 24-160), a student enrolled in a public school district is permitted to wear tribal regalia during the school's official graduation ceremonies, regardless of whether the ceremony is held at a public or private location.

  2. Eagle feathers may be worn either in the cap, in the hair, or attached to a stole or cord.

  3. Tribal regalia, as defined, encompasses traditional garments, jewelry, and other adornments of cultural and religious significance worn by members of federally recognized Indian tribes or those of another country. Tribal regalia excludes firearms or other weapons and any objects prohibited by federal law unless a proper federal permit is obtained.

All Native American students wishing to celebrate their tribal heritage must be a member of a Federally Recognized Tribe by: Verified Title VI student with appropriate documentation, or CDIB card, or identified as Native American or student enrollment.

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Scholarships and Grant Opportunities

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, ext. 1270. The Native American Student Services Office can also provide assistance with your search for additional scholarships and universities that best suit students' needs.

Native American Students

Native American Student

Parent Committees

The Native American Student Services Parent Committee (NASSPC) is comprised of parents and guardians of current students K-12 who are enrolled in the district’s Native American Student Services Program. The parent committee serves as an advisory group to Putnam City’s Native American Student Services program and helps to determine objectives, goals, activities, etc.

Public Hearing

The Putnam City School Districts Department of Native American Student Services 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.  The public hearing date, time and place will be posted prior to the event.



George Shields

NASS Director
Email George Shields
405-495-5200 ext. 1652


Scott E. Finley

Tutor Coordinator

Email Scott Finley

405-495-5200 ext. 1272

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Deanna Murrow

Email Deanna Murrow
405-495-5200 ext. 1270

Office: 5401 NW 40th Oklahoma City, OK 73122.

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