The Local Indian Education Committee (LIEC) is comprised of a group of caregivers such as: parents, grandparents, and guardians of American Indian children. In addition, one high school student representative, one teacher representative, and one LEA representative (local education agency) participate. The LIEC meets six times over the course of the school year. The committee serves as a crucial communication link between the American Indian community and Bemidji Area Schools.
~ Notice of Upcoming Meetings ~ Bemidji Area Schools, ISD #31 Title VI/American Indian Education Aid/JOM Parent Committee Meeting Bemidji Middle School Media Center Classroom at 5:00 PM Tuesday, October__, 2023 - LIEC Meeting Tuesday, November__ , 2023 - LIEC Meeting Tuesday, January__ , 2024 - LIEC Meeting Tuesday, March__ , 2024 - LIEC Meeting Tuesday, April__ , 2024 - LIEC Meeting Tuesday, May__ , 2024 - LIEC Meeting LIEC Members for the 2022-2023 School Year: Dr. Veronica Veaux - Chair (Leech Lake Reservation) Sharon Kingbird (Red Lake Nation) Petra Neadeau (Red Lake Nation) Sydney Harper - Vice Chair (Leech Lake Reservation) Sidney Kingbird-Haugen - Student Rep. (Red Lake Nation) Doris Vleck, Teacher Rep. (White Earth Nation) Jordan Hickman, LEA Rep.
Special Guests: Dr. Jeremy Olson - Superintendent of Schools Colleen Cardenuto - Director of Curriculum & Administrative Services Julie Laitala - School Board Member