The Minnesota Office of Indian Education provides information, resources, support and oversight to public school staff, parents and students in the area of Indian Education. The office promotes a number of outstanding, culturally-relevant curriculum frameworks, strategies for teachers, and training on curriculum development. The department is responsible for providing information to districts and the public on parent committee roles and responsibilities and scholarship information specifically for American Indian students.
The Minnesota Department of Education also administers the Success for the Future Grant Program, which is available to K-12 public and tribal schools. Grants have been awarded to 32 districts for the 2009-2013 school years.
American Indian Parent Committee
Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.78 requires that all Minnesota school districts with 10 or more American Indian students have an American Indian Parent Committee. The committee serves in an advisory role to the school district. The Minnesota Department of Education provides technical assistance to districts and supports parent committees. The Parent Committee Resolution Form and Transmittal of Resolution and Parent Committee Roster are available for download in the Related MDE Resources section of this page.