Welcome to the Okemah School resource page for Native American students. The Title VI and JOM programs are designed to assist Native American students by supporting access to programs that meet their unique educational and culturally related academic needs. In order for a student to receive Indian Education services from Okemah Public Schools, his/her parent or guardian must complete the 506 form. A form must be completed for each student to be enrolled in Indian Education. You may print out and complete a 506 form and either drop it off or mail to Okemah Public Schools, Attn: Native American Education, 107 East Date Street, Okemah, OK, 74859. If you wish you may fill out the form in the office. The 506 must have an original signature to be accepted. No copies of the 506 will be accepted.
TITLE VI PROGRAM
Title VI is a federally funded program through the Department of Education operating within the Office of Indian Education in Washington, D.C. Funds go directly to local programs to meet academic, social, and cultural needs, as well as college and career planning. All students of Native American descent are eligible to participate whose tribe is recognized by the federal government. Eligibility does not consider income level. Procedures for enrolling your school-age child as a recipient of the program begin with the completion of a Title VI Student Eligibility Certification. Form (506). Contact Sandra Lambert at email@example.com if you have any questions.
JOHNSON O’MALLEY PROGRAM (JOM)
Johnson O’Malley is a federally funded program through the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Indian Education in Washington D.C. Okemah’s Native American Education Program provides the operational support for JOM. Okemah subcontracts with Muscogee Creek Nation. Funds provide school supplies, cap and gown cost assistance, and cultural activities. To be eligible for services under JOM, you must submit a copy of your child’s Certified Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) Card, or tribal membership card Eligibility does not consider income level. Contact Kim King at 918-623-1874, ext.3, if you have any questions.