The meeting started on time with six people in attendance: Vickey Timmons (IEC Coordinator); Kristen Huffman (NCMS teacher representative); Penny Hill (District Representative); Cody Killen (NCES representative); Lena Tucker (parent of Native American student at NCMS); and Kelly Tubby (parent of Native American student at NCES). Missing were: Terry Ben (parent of Native American students at NCHS and NCES); Marsha Pinter (NCHS teacher representative); Native American tutors Shane York (NCMS) and Deidre Tubby (NCES).
Distributed at the meeting were: a comprehensive list of NCSD Sports, Clubs and Activities; a sample of Native American student participation in 15-16 Sports; updated Impact Aid Survey Form; and updated directions/instructions for Impact Aid Survey Form.
Points made at the meeting include:
1.Impact Aid is based on where you live/work, not your race/culture.
2.It is a federal subsidy for the lack of tax-generated funds from residents/jobs on Federal Property.
3.It is not a guaranteed amount per student or per year - we take whatever the feds give us.
4.The grant funds are not kept separate, but added to the general fund (similar to tax-generated income) for whatever the district deems most important.
5.The funds benefit everyone.
6.Share the info with friends, teachers, co-workers, parents, community members. Understanding = participation = more funds for District.
7.Forms sent out Friday 12/1/17 and hope to get back by Monday 12/4/17. Info from forms will be processed in December; verified by authorities in Housing/Employment in January; and then final numbers submitted to Feds.