Welcome and Program Overview
Its been awhile since we updated you on things that are happening in our department. We are currently looking for applicants for an Elementary and a High School Paraprofessional. The job openings can be found under the school district employment tab. We will also be posting for a new position within our department, we are still working on the job description but hopefully it will be posted soon. The needs of your children have been heard and they are asking for more help, we are a work in progress and that progress is ever changing. If you have issues, concerns, or ideas please reach out to our department and let us know! We would love parental input!
We are also working on a date for the Rice Lake Community to work on missing Indian Ed Paperwork or to assist with the race/ethnicity cards as I am finding some that contradict themselves. If you have questions... please call me, email, or reach out to the school and the Indian Ed Staff.
If you have a Native American student, please remember to turn in the 506C form and a JOM form if your child is either enrolled, eligible for enrollment or is a combined 25% Native American from various bands/tribes. This is important information to have on file and should follow your student from school to school as well as assisting your child when it comes time for college and scholarships.
I am also asking that you check on your childs school registration. If you have identified your child as 2 or more they will no longer be Indian Ed eligible SY 19/20 unless we have a completed 506C form on file with either their own, a parents, or a grand parents enrollment number. If you have questions regarding this please come see me. This change is due to a federal policy change in ethnicity.
The following was taken from a power point released by the Minnesota Department of Education regarding Race and Ethnicity Data Collection dated 6/11/18 pg. 20.
"It is imperative that addressing the new federal counts be carefully and thoroughly reflected upon. Here's why:
1. If an American Indian student marks YES on Part A, the student will be considered hispanic, and NOT American Indian.
2. If an American Indian student marks America Indian/Alaskan Native and ANY OTHER race in Part B, they will fall into the "two or more races category," and will NOT be considered American Indian."
If you have paperwork or questions regarding Title VI, AMI, or JOM please call or come in and see me. I can meet with you and assist in the completion of it while you are here.
You can find a link to the school board approved Policy 331- Indian Policy and Procedures here. This was approved at the October 15, 2018 School Board Meeting. If you have questions regarding this please feel free to contact us at the Bagley School District.
Bagley School s is currently seeking an Anishnaabe Club Advisor.
Indian Education Contact
If you have questions about Indian Education, please feel free to call or e-mail at:
Carol Vik, Bagley Schools Indian Education Director
Office: 218-694-3120 ext. 2126
For more information on Minnesota Indian Education resources please follow the link below.
Indian Education at Bagley School
Bagley is located somewhat in the middle of 3 local tribes; White Earth, Red Lake, and Leech Lake; but they are not the only tribes represented within our school. Bagley School District currently has representation from 15 tribes from six states. With respect to all of our students, we will be looking for various educational/cultural opportunities to be shared.
The tribes represented within our school district by state are:
Arizona - Navajo Nation
Michigan - Hannahville Potowatami, Sault Ste. Marie
Minnesota - Bois Forte, Fond Du Lac, Grand Portage, Leech Lake, Mille Lacs, Red Lake, White Earth
Montana - Fort Peck Assiniboine Sioux
North Dakota - Spirit Lake, Turtle Mountain
South Dakota - Oglala Sioux - Pine Ridge, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate