• Chandler Unified School District

    Indigenous Education Program

    Program Information

    The Indigenous Education Program is a federally funded program to supplement academic educational support and family cultural engagement.

    • Johnson O’Malley Funds (JOM)
    • Indian ED 506 Form Grant Program (Title VI)

    Program Benefits

    • Connection with fellow Indigenous Students
    • Engagement in cultural experiences
    • Frequent updates about CUSD Indigenous Program Announcements
    • Opportunities for Indigenous Students
    • Native American Club Participation at CUSD High School Sites
    • Invitations to special events and opportunities
    • Recognition upon senior graduation
    • Laptop, scientific calculator/graphing calculator loaners
    • Support with K-12 backpack and school supplies
    • Support with eligible K-12 class fees – funding permitted
    • Advisor support at CUSD High School Sites
    • Quarterly CUSD Parent Meetings

    Program Requirements for Eligible Services

    Under this Program, Parents or Legal Guardians will need to complete the Title VI ED 506 Form and the Johnson O’Malley (JOM) form for your student to be included in the count for funding. All students must be an enrolled student within the CUSD schools and meet student eligibility requirements for American Indian/Alaskan Native.

    In addition, a copy of your students' Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB; can be Parent's CIB), a copy of Tribal Enrollment ID, a letter from the Tribe/Nation letter stating enrollment or descendancy. 

    • One (1) JOM form per family – please list ALL Enrolled Students on Form,
    • One (1) Title VI/ED 506 form PER student/students enrolled

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    Hello and welcome to our Indigenous Education Program website.  My name is Antonette Shirley and I am the Indigenous Student Engagement Specialist. We are happy that you are part of our CUSD family. I look forward to collaborating with you so that your students can be successful. If you have any questions, please contact me.


    Thank you!


    Antonette Shirley, MEd.

    Indigenous Student Engagement Specialist

    Chandler Unified School District




    Visit Us!

    Click on the address to get directions. We are located at:

    Melinda Romero Instructional Resource Center

    500 W Galveston St

    Chandler, AZ 85225

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    The Indigenous Education Program is on Instagram and Twitter @IndigenousCUSD. If you would like to promote opportunities, feature one of your students' accomplishments, or highlight any relevant info to Indigenous Ed. on any of our social media or newsletters, contact Antonette Shirley at Shirley.Antonette@cusd80.com or 480-224-3739. We share and repost other ideas and opportunities that come up daily, so be sure to check it out!

  • We are located at the Melinda Romero Instructional Resource Center:

    500 W Galveston St

    Chandler, AZ 85225

    Click on the address above to get directions!

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