Every Tribal Citizen, ages three years through 12th grade, who is enrolled in school is eligible to receive reimbursements for school-appropriate clothing, school supplies, school pictures, yearbooks, class rings, senior pictures, senior graduation packages and school sponsored senior grad night festivities.
The 2022-2023 Johnson O’Malley/Back to School Survey is ready!
A completed survey is a requirement to participate in PreK-12 programs such as:
- Clothing and shoe reimbursements
- Grade and attendance incentives
- Tutoring and tuition assistance
- Reimbursements for school picture, yearbooks, and senior expenses
- Must be Gun Lake Tribal Citizen between the ages of 3-18, and enrolled in school
- Must have a completed 2022-2023 JOM Survey on file with the Education Department
FERPA - This form authorizes your child's school to share information with the Tribe. Any information that will be shared with the Tribe will help us determine programming to benefit your child's education.
Student Eligibility - Every year, the Tribe has the opportunity to apply for a Title VI (previously Title VII) grant from the U.S. Department of Education in which we can receive funding for cultural and educational activities for our students. For the past two years, the Education Department has not received enough Student Eligibility Forms back from students to be eligible for the grant award. We need at least 15 forms from each school district in order to apply. In addition to the above survey, we are asking that you fill out the enclosed form and return it to our office so that we can provide better cultural and educational activities for your children. The award amount is dependent upon the total number of eligible students with forms on file. Each form is valuable and a prompt return is greatly appreciated.
Every Tribal Citizen, aged three years through 12th grade is eligible to receive reimbursements for school-appropriate shoes. You may purchase more than one pair, but at least one pair must be gym shoes. This program can be accessed twice each school year. This program is funded by the 638 Contract grant through the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Education Enrichment Program
The Education Enrichment Program allows Tribal Citizens, aged three years through 12th grade, to access funds to assist with the cost of tutoring and/or tuition for private education, preschool and homeschool.
Grade Incentives and Perfect Attendance Awards
Semester grades may be turned in for a grade incentive. Only two incentives will be paid per school year. Students on trimesters may submit grades for the best two trimesters. Eligible students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher (B Average). The Education Department will calculate the student’s GPA based on the scoring system the school uses. Students may receive an additional award per semester if they have zero (0) excused or unexcused absences throughout the school year.