The New Town Public School District Board of Education will be conducting its annual parent input meeting at the New Town High School cafeteria on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 5:30 pm. A meal will be served.
The annual meeting is held in accordance with Federal regulations connected to the Federal Impact Aid Program. Under Section 8003 of Impact Aid, the district receives federal funds in lieu of taxes for lands taken off the tax rolls. Funding is provided for students living on Indian Trust Lands, and some funding for students whose parents work on Indian Trust Property Lands, but live off such property. The district receives approximately 12 percent of its total revenues from this source.
The purpose of the annual parent input meeting is primarily to ensure parents that Native American students are allowed to participate in every program and aspect of the school district, including extra-curricular activities. Parents are also allowed to provide input into the general K-12 programs of the school district.
The New Town Public School District Tribal Consultation Plan required under the new education law, “Every Student Succeeds Act” will also be presented. The plan was approved by the MHA Nation on September 11, 2019.
The school board and administration will listen to parents throughout the year, but this special board meeting is for the specific purpose of hearing their input.