Welcome to the Tooele County School District Title VII page.
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.
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.
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
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.
Tooele Title VII Info.pdf
McKinney-Vento Homeless Act
(Section 725) defines "homeless
children and youth" (school age and younger) as:
- Children and youth who lack a fixed, regular, and
adequate nighttime residence, including children and youth who are:
- Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of
housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason;
- 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
- Living in emergency or transitional shelters; abandoned
in hospitals; or awaiting foster placement.
- Migratory children who qualify as homeless because they
are living in circumstances described above.
- 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.
McKinney Vento Form.pdf