Thank you to all the community members and parents who attended the Santa Clara Pueblo Education and Language Symposium on Monday! We had a great line up of presenters, a delicious lunch, and some deep discussions regarding the future of education in the pueblo. We will be putting together a comprehensive summary of the day this week, and will post that here on our website.
Speaking of the website, we hope you enjoy the new layout. We moved some items around and tried to make information more accessible. We are still working on connecting some old links and adding documents, so let us know if something isn't working for you!
In other news, our Advising Committee meeting held on Oct. 6, 2015 provided great conversation and focus. School board members, school staff, and parents were in attendance and provide feedback and input on the process. We primarily discussed the final plans for the symposium, but also touched on some updates from the Grant Application process. Meeting minutes will be posted this week. Our next meeting will be November 3, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the Department of Youth and Learning offices.
The P.L.100-297 Grant Application was submitted at the end of September. The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) now has until January 26, 2016 to approve the application. During this 120 day waiting period, the planning team will be working with the BIE to ensure all application requirements were met. This means that the planning team will be focusing on submitting policies and procedures over the next few weeks.