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Title VII- Community Outreach

ITEMS NEEDED FOR COMMUNITY CLOSET
- New Socks (All Sizes)
- New Underwear (All Sizes) 
- New and Gently Used Shoes (Toddler to Adult sizes) 
- Gently Used Clothing (4T to size 16, Girls & Boys/ Adult Sizes, S-XL Men's & Women's)
- School Supplies (pencils, colored pencils, crayons, glue sticks, notebooks)
- New Backpacks

Community Outreach

TITLE VII DEFINED

 

SEC. 7101. STATEMENT OF POLICY.

    It is the policy of the United States to fulfill the Federal Government's unique and continuing trust relationship with and responsibility to the Indian people for the education of Indian children. The Federal Government will continue to work with local educational agencies, Indian tribes and organizations, postsecondary institutions, and other entities toward the goal of ensuring that programs that serve Indian children are of the highest quality and provide for not only the basic elementary and secondary educational needs, but also the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of these children.

SEC. 7102. PURPOSE.

    (a) PURPOSE- It is the purpose of this part to support the efforts of local educational agencies, Indian tribes and organizations, postsecondary institutions, and other entities to meet the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indian and Alaska Native students, so that such students can meet the same challenging State student academic achievement standards as all other students are expected to meet.
    (b) PROGRAMS- This part carries out the purpose described in subsection (a) by authorizing programs of direct assistance for —
      (1) meeting the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives;
      (2) the education of Indian children and adults;
      (3) the training of Indian persons as educators and counselors, and in other professions serving Indian people; and
      (4) research, evaluation, data collection, and technical assistance.

 

Tooele Title VII

 

Purpose of Title VII:  To meet the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indian and Alaskan Native students, so that they can meet the same challenging state student academic achievement standards that other students are expected to meet.

 

How the program is funded:  A 506 eligibility form needs to be completed on a student to acknowledge American Indian descendency.  The Tooele County School District applies for the Title VII Indian Education Formula grant and is awarded funds based on the number of eligible students.  The funding is supplemental in nature, meaning the monies are used to enhance existing School District services to students.
Partnerships:  Tooele School District has a variety of federal programs that service the general student population needs.  Indian Education works with the existing programs to maximize the use of educational and community resources in helping American Indian students achieve.
Priorities:
1.     Academic Achievement K-12
2.     Cultural Enrichment K-12
3.     Attendance 7-12
Student Facts:  Tooele School District has approximately 180 identified American Indian students representing 34 different tribes.
District Contacts and major responsibilities: 
Donna Goss, Federal Programs Director, Title VII
Rae Garcia, Indian Education coordinator:  Attends Title VII coordinator meetings; Contact person for PAC committee and members; Advocate for American Indian/Alaskan native students; Completes all paperwork for Federal Grant; Assesses Title VII students’ attendance and academic progress; liaison for elementary level Title VII students.

 

 

Shauna Warner, Indian Education Mentor/Advocate/Teaching Assistant:  Serves as teaching assistant to help support American Indian students at the high school level.  Serves as a liaison with parents; works with Title VII coordinator to assess students’ attendance and academic progress.

 

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Act

 

(Section 725) defines "homeless children and youth" (school age and younger) as:

  1. Children and youth who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, including children and youth who are:
  2. Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason;
  3. Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, cars, public places, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, camping grounds or similar settings due to the lack of alternative accommodations;
  4. Living in emergency or transitional shelters; abandoned in hospitals; or awaiting foster placement.
  5. Migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are living in circumstances described above.
  6. Unaccompanied youth, including any youth not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian, such as runaways; throwaways, and school-age unwed mothers living in homes for unwed mothers, who have no other housing available.
For questions and Information:
 
Title VII Part B- McKinney Vento Homeless Program
 
Christine Johnson
Homeless Liaison Coordinator
 
 
Cell: 435-830-4706
Telephone: 435-833-1900 extension 1643
Fax:  435-833-1912