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Title VI Frequently Asked Questions

What is Title VI?

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The Indian Education program was created in accordance with the Indian Education Act of 1972.  The Act was in recognition of the special educational needs of American Indian students in the United States.  The Act provides financial assistance to the Title VI Indian Education Program to meet the special educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indian students in the public elementary and secondary schools. 

The Title VI program works in conjunction with the vision of the Eau Claire Area School District - "All children in the district are prepared for post-secondary success."  The program is meant to help our American Indian students increase their academic success and graduation rates.

Who is Eligible?

By the U.S. Department of Education Office of Indian Education definition, Indian (American Indian) is an 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 grandparnet) as described above; - 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.
If you feel that your child is eligible for Title VI services, please fill out a Form 506 and return to Erica Mitchell at Eau Claire Area School District, 500 Main St., Eau Claire, WI  54701, reach by phone at 715-852-3551 or email emitchell@ecasd.us.

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