Diversity and Inclusion
Indian Education/Title VI Program

About the Program

The Federal Title VI program supports educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indian and Alaska native students, so that such students can meet the same challenging academic achievement standards as all other students within CMS. The ongoing program will provide opportunities for these students by ensuring that programs that serve them are of the highest quality and provide for not only their basic elementary and secondary educational needs, but also meet the unique educational and culturally related needs of these students.

The CMS Title VI Indian Education Parent Committee (IEPAC) meets regularly during the school year to plan special cultural activities and to review needed programs for our eligible students, such as tutoring or assistance with any program within CMS, career counseling, college preparedness, and CMS teacher continuing educational opportunities. Meetings are generally open to all parents of CMS American Indian and Alaska native students.


Title VI Eligibility:  How to Enroll

Title VI eligibility is open to any CMS student who is a member of a federal or state recognized tribe; or a child of any member of a federal or state recognized tribe; or the grandchild of any member of a federal or state recognized tribe. Completion of EDForm 506 is required to determine a student's eligibility for Title VI support. Click here to access EDForm 506. Completed forms should be given to the school the child is currently attending, or sent to the Office of Diversity & Inclusion (contact information is listed below).


Advocacy

The State Advisory Council on Indian Education advocates collectively on behalf of American Indian students; examines the applicability of state and national trends in Indian education; collaborates with education practitioners, including the Title VI-IEA administrators; and re-examines its mission and goals as school reform initiatives steer the direction of the public school system in North Carolina. Council membership is comprised of parents of American Indian students in K-12 public schools, K-12 American Indian educators, representatives from both houses of the North Carolina General Assembly, the University of North Carolina Board of Governors, and the North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs.  For additional information, please read the 2021 State Advisory Council on Indian Education Annual Report.  

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Virtual Speakers:  

Native American Author Discussion and Classroom Guest Speakers.  Contact our office directly for scheduling:  diversity@cms.k12.nc.us

Community and Teacher Opportunities

  • Museum of the Southeast American Indian Weekly On Demand Sessions:  Click Here!
  • NC Museum of History On Demand Classes: Click Here!
  • National Indian Education Association Virtual Resources:  Click Here!
  • Library of Congress Resources:  Click Here!
  • Teacher Resources:  Go to the CMS Intranet for internal resources

Parent Meetings

2021-2022 Meeting Schedule

October 25, 2021
January 13, 2022
April 14, 2021

All meetings will be held at 6:00pm unless otherwise indicated.  

For more information about the Title VI program, contact:
Chiquitha Lloyd
chiquitha.lloyd@cms.k12.nc.us
Diversity@cms.k12.nc.us
Director of Diversity & Inclusion and Indian Education
4421 Stuart Andrew Blvd. Suite 102
Charlotte, NC 28217
980-343-8638 - Work
980-343-7135 - fax
Courier # 835-A
Stacey Moretti
stacey.moretti@cms.k12.nc.us
Project Manager - Diversity & Inclusion and Indian Education
4421 Stuart Andrew Blvd. Suite 102
Charlotte, NC 28217
980-343-7453 - Work
980-343-7135 - fax
Courier # 835-A

 

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