Birth-12th Grade Programs and Services
The overall mission of the Pokagon Band’s Birth through 12th Grade Programs and Services is to provide resources and opportunities to enrich the academic development of all Pokagon youth. Certain services and programs are also available for other non-Pokagon Native Americans.
Quick Links to Programs and Services
- Educational Excellence Initiative
- Special Request
- Student Advocacy
- WAY Widening Advancement for Youth
Educational Records Release & Permission to Photograph Form (Ed. Release)
The Ed. Release is the application required for Pokagon citizens from Birth to 12th grade to become eligible for programs and services provided by the Department of Education. The purpose of this form is to provide the department with pertinent data and gives permission for staff to access necessary educational information and determines whether permission is granted for students to be photographed.
- Pokagon Citizen
- Those attending a public or charter schools in the Ten-County Service Area are required to complete the Title VI (506 Form) this includes those who are not Pokagon but are a tribal citizen, child or grandchild of a tribal citizen from a Federally Recognized Tribe, State Recognized Tribe, Terminated Tribe, Alaska Native, or member of an organized Indian group that received a grant under the Indian Education Act of 1988 as it was in effect October 19, 1994.
Time Frame: August 1 – July 31
- A current form must be submitted to the Department of Education each academic year for the citizen to be eligible to apply for any programs or services offered by the Department.
School Stipend: $150*
*Students who are enrolled in PreK (must be 4 years old by September 1 of the current year) through 12th grade will receive the school stipend once the Ed. Release is processed. This stipend is for purchases which will aid the student academically.