The Indian Education program provides services and support for indigenous students and families in Richfield Public Schools. We work to improve and support indigenous student achievement and graduation rates through academically rigorous culturally responsive instruction, family and student engagement and collaborative partnerships.
The 506 form is used to apply and qualify for the formula grant under the Office of Indian Education. Richfield Public School District's American Indian Education Program can use the funds from Title VI for supplies, books, college visits, and cultural events.
Families are not required to fill out a 506 form, however, completing the form allows us to count your child for funding under the program.
Who is eligible to turn in a 506 form? If a student OR a student's parent OR a student’s grandparent is an enrolled member of an American Indian Tribe/Nation a 506 form can be filled out.
Our parent committee is composed of parents/guardians of American Indian students attending Richfield Public Schools. This dedicated group meets monthly and serves in an advisory role for the American Indian Education program. The committee also helps plan and organize family events for the community. For more information please contact Sarah Jesperson.
2021-22 Advisory Members:
Chair: Lisa Turgeon
Vice/co chair: Rebecca Cleys
Member: Andrea Koskie
Member: Rachel Banks Kupcho
Member: Andrew Holmes