Native American Indian Education

  • The Office of Indian Education (OIE) administers federal and state programs to meet the educational and cultural needs of Native American students. The office implements A.R.S. 15-244, Indian Education Act, providing outreach to all of Arizona’s local educational agencies (LEAs) on reservations and urban areas with high populations of Native American Indian students.

    ESSA Tribal Consultation

    Tribal Consultation is required by law for certain schools meeting criteria defined by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, Public Law 114-95. School districts, also called Local Education Agencies (LEAs), who meet one of these criteria are required to consult with tribes in their area.

    Coolidge Unified School District is required to consult with the following tribes:

    • Ak-Chin Indian Community
    • Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
    • Gila River Indian Community
    • Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
    • San Carlos Apache Tribe
    • Tohono O'odham Nation

    The Indian Student Eligibility Form (ED 506) is filled out one time by parents/guardians to document eligible Indian students. The form serves as the official record of the eligibility determination for each individual child included in the student count. A separate ED 506 Form is required for each Indian child. A new form does not have to be completed each year of enrollment in the school district as long as a signed, completed form is on file and there is documentation that the student was enrolled during the count period. Turn in all completed forms to Justin Rico CUSD Native American Liaison.

    More Questions?

    Contact the Parent Liaison - information is located on Curriculum Homepage

    Or, view the available links to the right under ADE Resources