Ethnic and Racial Demographics Designation Form This is a new form required by the Minnesota Department of Education, under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This demographics form has been distributed to students to bring home for completion by families. Please note...If your child identifies as American Indian and any other race, they will no longer be counted as American Indian for reporting purposes. If you select two or more races on this form, your child will be identified as "Two or More Races" for reporting purposes. If you wish for your child to be identified at the local, state, and federal level as American Indian, you may want to consider selecting American Indian only on this form. Your child does not need to be enrolled in a tribe to select American Indian, they can be a descendant. The reason for this note is the inform you and to help the Indian Education program accurately identify our American Indian students and serve them.
Educational Benefits Application Watch your mail in August 2020 for the pink Educational Benefits application to apply for free and reduced school meals, sport fee waivers, ACT waivers, college application waivers. If you misplace the form sent out in the mail, you can obtain an application by clicking on the link above, stopping at the district food service office located at 502 Minnesota Avenue, or pick one up at your child's school. New this year... You can fill it out online from our school distrcit webpage under the food service tab and by logging in to your family access account.
The Bemidji Indian Education Program is designed to meet the identified educational and cultural needs of American Indian Students attending the Bemidji Area Public Schools. Annually, a needs assessment is conducted where the educational and cultural needs of American Indian students are outlined, based on that Needs Assessment. The ultimate goal of the Indian Education Program is to assist American Indian students to successfully complete high school and to encourage and prepare students to seek post-secondary training and education. The Indian Education Program has become an integral part of our public school system. The Local Indian Education Committee in cooperation with the Board of Education and school staff governs the Indian Education Program.
Indian Education Forms Include: Title VI (ED 506) Form (For all American Indian students in I.S.D. #31) This is the current federal form, omit the experiation date at this time, until updated by OIE.
JOM Form (For all American Indian student enrolled in a tribe other than White Earth Nation)