Who is Eligible?
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 tribes or bands terminated since 1940, 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) a 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.
Mustang Public Schools Indian Education Office must have a signed and dated 506 Form on each student being counted in the program. In order to apply for a formula grant under the Indian Education Program, your child's school must determine the number of Indian children enrolled. Any child who meets the above definition may be counted for this purpose. You are not required to complete or submit this form to the school. However, if you choose not to submit a form, the school cannot count your child for funding and your child will not be eligible for services under the program. This form will become part of your child's school record and will not need to be completed every year. This form will be maintained at the school and information on the form will not be released without your written approval.
Form 506 on file in the Title VI office provides these benefits:
- Tutoring for reading and math in elementary.
- After school tutoring in secondary schools, if funds allow.
- Parents membership on Title VI Advisory Committee (IEAC)
- College, scholarship and financial guidance
- Teaching and technology resources for classrooms.
- Student and parental advocacy at local, state and national levels.