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American Indian/Alaska Native Education Program (Title VI)

Title VI AI/AN Program Student Qualifications

Indian means an individual who is--

  1. A member of an Indian tribe or band, as membership is defined by the Indian tribe or band, including any tribe or band terminated since 1940, and any tribe or band recognized by the State in which the tribe or band resides;
  2. A descendant of a parent or grandparent who meets the requirements described in paragraph
    1. of this definition;
  3. Considered by the Secretary of the Interior to be an Indian for any purpose;
  4. An Eskimo, Aleut, or other Alaska Native; or
  5. A member of an organized Indian group that received a grant under the Indian Education Act of 1988 as it was in effect on October 19, 1994.

https://www2.ed.gov/programs/indianformula/eligibility.html

Services Provided

Beaverton School District's Title VI American Indian/ Alaska Native program provides the following services for AI/AN students from federally recognized tribes:

  • In class presentation
  • Tutoring
  • College and scholarship information
  • Culture nights
  • Campus tours
  • Student advocacy
  • NAPAC meetings
  • A culturally based academic summer program.

Culture Nights

BSD Title VI AI/AN host four quarterly/seasonal culture nights that are open to the public. Culturally relevant instruction and activities are provided. 

Dates: TBD

Times: 6-8pm

Location: Capital Center

Entrance B, 10740 NE Walker Rd., Suite B

Beaverton, OR 97006

(503) 356-3766

Summer Camp

Students who are enrolled in BSD's Title VI AI/AN (506 form on file and approved) are eligible for both the Native Lifeways Summer Camp as well as BSD's supplemental elementary and secondary month long summer school. Fees waived. Breakfast, Lunch and transportation provided. 

A completed summer school registration form is required.

Contact Info

Title VI AI/AN Coordinator: Brandon Culbertson 

Tribal Affiliation: Northern Arapaho 

Phone: 503-356-3766

Office Address: Capital Center, Suite B, 18640 NW Walker Rd B, Beaverton, OR 97006

Native American Parent Committee (NAPAC) By Laws

Native American Parent Committee (NAPAC) By-Laws

 

 

Table of Contents

ARTICLE I: NAME

ARTICLE II: PURPOSE

ARTICLE III: POWERS AND DUTIES

ARTICLE IV: MEMBERSHIP

ARTICLE V: OFFICERS AND DUTIES

ARTICLE VI: MEETINGS OF THE NAPAC

ARTICLE VII: COMPENSATION

ARTICLE VIII: AMENDMENTS

 

ARTICLE I: NAME

The name of the committee shall be the Beaverton School District (BSD) Title VII Native American Parent Committee (NAPAC). 

 

ARTICLE II: PURPOSE

The NAPAC has been established to insure that planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of the operational and supplemental programs for Beaverton School District Native American students occur in a consistent and sustained manner. 

The establishment and the work of NAPAC is to comply with the rules and regulations governing Title VII federal regulations. In conjunction with home, community and school support, the NAPAC will strive to develop and implement programs and activities to assist each and every Native American student in reaching his/her highest level of academic achievement. 

 

ARTICLE III: POWERS AND DUTIES

NAPAC and the BSD recognize that a positive working partnership must exist in order for students to be successful. The powers and duties of NAPAC shall be: 

1. Provide advice and recommendations to BSD to assist the district staff in  understanding and meeting the needs of Indian Students.

 

2. Provide BSD with information concerning the views of Indian parents and students 

about unmet educational needs.

 

3. Review the results of the parent/community needs assessment and subsequently 

provide recommendations to improve academic, behavioral health and cultural services to Indian students.

 

4. Review the annual student surveys and assessment results (specifically, hard data 

concerning student performance in the academic and behavioral areas) and provide BSD with recommendations for program improvement.

 

5. Formulate goals and objectives in consultation with BSD; review and make suggestions as deemed necessary for programmatic changes.

 

6. Recommend to BSD a general plan for the allocation of Title Vil Indian student 

generated funding.

 

7. Recommend Title VII programs and budgets; acknowledge receipt of approved Title VII budgets.

 

8. Participate in at least one annual public hearing organized and hosted by BSD.

 

9. Recommend to BSD, curricula, texts, materials, and teaching methods to be used to 

better serve the educational needs of Indian students.

 

10. Evaluate program results and recommend appropriate corrective action to better serve and educate Native American students.

 

11. Receive copies of the approved Title VII for each academic year.

 

12. Have access - in accordance to BSD confidentiality policies to reports, surveys, and other program and budget - related documents necessary for review in order to carry out NAPAC responsibilities.

13. Request periodic reports and evaluations from the Indian Education Department regarding Indian Education programs to better serve and educate Indian students.

 

14. Carry out the powers and duties described above by meeting on a monthly basis-if not more to ensure that the needs of Native American students are being met. 

 

NAPAC shall have no powers beyond those expressly set forth herein. NAPAC shall have no power to bind any member of the BSD to any debt, liability, or obligation in the absence of an express written authorization from BSD. In addition, NAPAC shall abide by all BSD Board Policies and BSD Procedural Directives. 

ARTICLE IV: MEMBERSHIP 

 

SECTION 1 - MEMBERSHIP OF NAPAC

Membership of NAPAC shall consist of: 

Five (5) parent/student representatives, one for each of the following: 

1. Chair

2. Vice-Chair

3. Treasurer

4. One member at large parent representative 

5. One BSD High School or Middle School member who has a 506 form on file with BSD

 

Other non-voting members of NAPAC shall consist of: 

1. Secretary (provided by BSD)

2. One Counselor

3. One Teacher 

 

Meetings are open to all Native American parents or interested parents

 

To the extent possible and to avoid a conflict of interest in NAPAC matters, if blood related to each other only one shall have voting rights. 

 

A parent is defined as any person who is the parent or legal guardian of a Native American student who has a 506 Form and is enrolled in BSD or a charter school within BSD. The teacher or counselor is a person who is employed by BSD in either a teacher or counselor position. Any Indian Education Department staff member is disqualified from serving in this position. 

 

A student member who has a 506 Form and is a BSD identified Native American person actively enrolled and attending classes at a BSD high school or middle school served by Title VII. 

SECTION 2 - ELECTION

The election of NAPAC members shall be held during an open public meeting announced to the public via newspaper, radio, newsletter, or letter. 

 

NAPAC members shall be nominated and elected at this open meeting by parents and/or legal guardians of Native American students attending BSD. Eligible members shall include: 

(1) Parents of Native American children attending BSD;

(2) Teachers and counselors employed by BSD;

(3) Native American students attending high school or middle school in the district. 

 

SECTION 3 - TERMS

Parent members will serve multi-year terms. All parent members will serve two year terms so long as their student is enrolled in BSD. All parent members can serve two consecutive terms in the same position. 

 

The student member can serve a two year term or two consecutive terms in the same position. 

 

The teacher or counselor member will serve a two year term or two consecutive terms as long as she/he is employed as a teacher or counselor in BSD. 

A term is defined as two calendar years from the first NAPAC meeting of the school year to the last NAPAC meeting of the second school year. All members will serve two-year terms except if elected for another two-year term. 

 

NAPAC will elect three officers. The officers will be chairperson, vice chairperson and treasurer. The officers will be elected on a bi-annual basis and serve a two year term. The election will take place at the first meeting of the school year. Officers may serve more than two years. 

 

Parents may serve only as long as their children are actively enrolled in BSD. The teacher or counselor may serve only as long as he/she is actively employed by BSD. The students may serve only as long as he/she is actively enrolled in BSD. The student must maintain a GPA of 2.0, as determined by semester grades. 

 

Vacancies due to a member leaving the position shall be filled within the vacancy guidelines, Section 7. 

SECTION 4 - VOTING RIGHTS

NAPAC members (except the non-voting members) are entitled to one vote on NAPAC matters. Each eligible voting member shall be entitled to one vote and may cast the vote on each matter submitted to a vote of the committee. 

 

SECTION 5 - ATTENDANCE

All members are expected to attend each meeting. An absence will be excused if member contacts the Indian Education Department, 24 hours prior to the meeting or in case of immediate emergency informs the Indian Education Department, she/he will not be attending. 

 

SECTION 6 - TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP

Any member may be terminated from membership on the Committee for the following reasons: 

The member who does not attend regular or special meetings of the Committee for 

three consecutive meetings, and termination is approved by a majority vote of NAPAC.

 

The member no longer wishes to serve on the Committee and so indicates by submitting a letter of resignation to the Chairperson. 

 

If a member does not fulfill his/her roles and responsibilities in a professional manner 

consistent with cultural values, the member may be asked to resign from NAPAC. . If a parent member's child is no longer enrolled in BSD. 

 

SECTION 7 - VACANCY

If the position of Chairperson should become vacant, the Vice Chairperson will assume the role of the Chairperson. NAPAC shall elect a new Vice Chairperson from the members of the NAPAC. 

Any vacancy which occurs on NAPAC for any reason shall be filled by an election as provided in Section 2 above for the remainder of the unexpired term of the member being replaced. The election shall be held as soon as is reasonably practical. 

 

ARTICLE V: OFFICERS AND DUTIES 

 

SECTION 1 - OFFICERS

The officers of NAPAC will be the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, and Treasurer. 

SECTION 2 - ELECTIONS & TERM OF OFFICE

The officers of NAPAC shall be elected by a majority vote of NAPAC at the last regular meeting of the school year in the month of June. The officer shall serve a two year term. 

 

Officers shall assume their duties after a transition time upon election. The transition time will be during the summer months and duties will begin at the beginning of the school year in September

 

SECTION 3 - CHAIRPERSON

The primary responsibilities' of the Chairperson is to conduct all meetings of NAPAC, including planning meeting agendas with input from NAPAC members and the Indian Education Department. Upon approval of NAPAC, the Chairperson will sign letters, documents, reports, and grant applications. The Chairperson will be the NAPAC representative at district and non district functions. The Chairperson will not have the authority to commit NAPAC to any function without the express approval of NAPAC. 

SECTION 4-1st VICE CHAIR - PROGRAMS

In the absence of the Chairperson at a NAPAC meeting, the Vice Chairperson will assume the role of the Chairperson. The Vice Chairperson will carry out various duties as assigned by the Chairperson. 

SECTION 5 - 2nd VICE CHAIR - TREASURER

Participate in the review of grant writing, audit and review of Title VII funds, budget and expenses. 

 

SECTION 6 - SECRETARY

The Secretary, in collaboration with the Indian Education Department, shall maintain the official minutes of NAPAC meetings. The Secretary shall not serve as an officer. He/she will also maintain documents of meeting dates, agenda, attendance, and news-release bulletins to parents, the district, newspapers and radio stations. Copies of all documents and minutes are to be provided to NAPAC members. The NAPAC secretary, along with the Indian Education Department, shall have the full responsibility to provide copies of the minutes to the Director of the Indian Education Department. 

 

SECTION 7 - THE PARENT REPRESENTATIVES

The representatives shall provide input and advice concerning programs and curriculum as they relate to schools, parents and students. 

SECTION 8 - TEACHER OR COUNSELOR REPRESENTATIVE 

The Teacher or Counselor representative shall not serve as an officer. The Teacher or Counselor representative shall provide input and advice concerning NAPAC programs and curriculum as they relate to schools, parents, and students. 

 

SECTION 9 - STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE

The student representatives shall not serve as an officer, but shall provide input and advice to NAPAC concerning student and school related issues, 

SECTION 10 - EX-OFFICIO MEMBER

An Ex-officio member is any interested person from the community and can serve on committees assigned by NAPAC. Ex-officio members have no voting rights. 

 

ARTICLE VI: MEETINGS OF THE NAPAC 

 

SECTION 1 - MEETING REQUIREMENTS

The NAPAC meeting schedules will be developed one school year in advance. The NAPAC secretary, in collaboration with the Indian Education Department, will mail a business agenda indicating the agenda items, the date, hour and location of the meeting to the NAPAC members. They shall receive the notices at least two days before the meeting and a telephone reminder to the NAPAC members prior to the meeting will be done by the NAPAC secretary and Indian Education Department. 

SECTION 2 - REGULAR MEETINGS

Regularly scheduled business meetings will be held once per month in the school calendar year. A pre-determined date, time and place will be established. Any change to meeting date and time NAPAC will be notified in advance. All business meetings of the NAPAC will be open to the public. 

SECTION 3 - SPECIAL MEETINGS

The Chairperson or the BSD Director of the Indian Education Department may call special meetings of the NAPAC at any time. Members shall be notified by telephone, email or mail within a reasonable time before the meeting. Special meetings may include conference calls. 

 

SECTION 4 - SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

The Indian Education Department may establish an ad hoc committee, which shall consist of appointed NAPAC and non-NAPAC members. Ad hoc committees shall be established as needed. All final decisions are reserved for NAPAC. The Ad hoc committees will report to the NAPAC as requested. 

SECTION 5 - QUORUM

Majority of (5) members of NAPAC shall constitute a quorum to conduct business at any duty 

called meeting by NAPAC. Decisions made by the members present at any meeting shall be an act of NAPAC. 

 

The student members and member at large will count as part of the NAPAC quorum. Members will wait no more than 30 minutes for a quorum to be present. NAPAC members present will then conduct a work session. 

SECTION 6 - OPEN MEETINGS

All regular business and special NAPAC meetings shall be open to the general public.

 

SECTION 7 - RULES OF ORDER

Meetings must be conducted in a respectful and culturally appropriate manner. 

 

SECTION 8 - AGENDA AND MINUTES

An agenda of each meeting of NAPA and minutes of the previous meeting shall accompany the notice of that meeting and shall be sent to all members of the NAPAC. Any information supporting agenda items will also be sent. The Indian Education Department and NAPAC will jointly be responsible for disseminating the agenda and minutes. 

ARTICLE VII: COMPENSATION

 

SECTION 1 - MEETINGS 

NAPAC members must be in attendance for more than 60% of the meeting time to be eligible for mileage to and from the meeting. 

 

NAPAC members who do not attend the meetings will not be compensated. The sign in sheet that indicates the name of NAPAC attendees and their signature will be used as the official record of attendance. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION 2 - PER DIEM

NAPAC members will be reimbursed for travel expenses incurred for in state and out of state approved travel, consistent with the BSD policies regarding per diem when overnight travel is required for NAPAC official business, conferences and training. 

 

SECTION 3 - MILEAGE NAPAC members will be reimbursed for mileage when overnight travel is required for conference and training attendance, consistent with the BSD policies regarding mileage. 

 

SECTION 4 - TRAINING EXPENSES

The Indian Education Director will allocate its budget, costs for professional development of NAPAC members, including workshops and conferences. If a member attends training they would be expected to submit a written report to the Indian Education Department, and provide an oral report at a regularly scheduled NAPAC meeting. 

 

ARTICLE VIII: AMENDMENTS

NAPAC, with the advisement of the Indian Education Department, shall have the power to alter or amend these By-Laws at any time, by two thirds (2/3) affirmative vote of the NAPAC members, provided that the alteration or amendment is to carry out the purpose of NAPAC as herein above expressed. Any alteration or amendment must conform to the Title Vil guidelines. The Title VII NAPAC By-Laws may be modified or amended by mutual consent of the Title VII NAPAC and the BSD Board of Education or designees (Director of Indian Education or Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning).


If you believe your child may be eligible for the Title VI program please fill out the following information and the Title VI coordinator will be in touch.

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