The Minnesota Department of Education last week released new American Indian (AMI) Education Guidance. The updated guidance was in response to MDE-hosted listening sessions to clarify issues surrounding American Indian Education Program and Aid statutes after MREA and many others advocated for changes and clarifications to the previous program and funding guidelines.

The former guidance is now no longer applicable, and districts may want to realign and resubmit their approved plans effective for 2018-19 and 2019-20.

The Office of Indian Education will approve all Indian Education Program Plans by January 30, 2019. MREA recommends districts and their American Indian Education parent committees act soon on these guidance changes. View the resources below.

American Indian Education Listening Sessions Summary
American Indian Education Guidance Changes
American Indian Education Updated Guidance

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