Improving Services to Native American Students
Our Indian Education program provides critical supports and services to more than 3,000 Native American students representing 68 tribes. We are deeply committed to implementing culturally sustaining curricula, providing after-school tutoring, and affirming and celebrating our students’ Native American heritage and identities while preparing them for success in college and careers.
Over the last four years, we have worked to align our district office team structures to best meet the needs of our school leaders, teachers, and families. Recently, we recommended a district wide reduction in force related to our Budget Redesign effort. Our goal is to manage our financial challenges while maintaining or even improving our services. One of the teams identified for changes is our Indian Education Office. Our goal is to enhance and maximize direct student services as we manage a decrease in our federal funding.
To clearly communicate the way in which we’ve already modified the proposals based on feedback, we’ve shared dated versions of the proposals on our website. We will also continue to post information and updates at www.tulsaschools.org/indianeducation. To share your feedback and suggestions on our programs and services for Native American students, please e-mail TPSinfo@tulsaschools.org.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Is the Indian Education program being eliminated?
- How is the Indian Education program funded?
- Have you removed the requirement that Indian Education employees be Native American?
- Is Tulsa Public Schools cutting the Indian Education program to redirect funds to fill their state funding gap?