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About Our Program

The Puyallup School District Indian Education Program was established in 1973, and is funded by a formula grant from the Office of Indian Education under the Department of Education (Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act) and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).
The Indian Education program currently serves 326 students in 32 schools representing 626 Native American tribes, bands, or groups in the Puyallup School District and continues to grow. The top five tribes represented among Puyallup students are: 

Alaska Native

To enroll in the Puyallup School District Title VII Indian Education Program:
Student must be enrolled in the Puyallup School District and
Parents/guardians must complete a Title VII Student Eligibility Certification Form (ED 506 form) for students to receive program benefits and services. For a list of program benefits and services and how to request them, please click here.

506 forms may be obtained from your child's school, the Title VII Indian Education Program office, or click links for a fillable ED 506 form or a print and complete ED 506 form.

  • Eligibility requires the student, parent, or grandparent have Tribal membership (membership/enrollment number or other proof) with a Federally Recognized Tribe. For list of Federally Recognized Tribes, please click here or click here for the BIA Tribal Leaders Directory, click here. For the National Congress of American Indians Tribal Directory list, click here.

  • If you have questions about the ED 506 form, need assistance in completing this form, or have questions about Tribes, Bands or Organized Indian Groups, please contact the Indian Education Specialist Michelle Marcoe by email or phone at 253-840-8852.
  • ED 506 forms become part of your child's school records and will not need to be completed every year. ED 506 forms will be maintained in the Indian Education Program office and information on the form is confidential and not shared with others.


Definition: Indian means any individual who is:

  1. a member (as defined by the Indian tribe or band) of an Indian tribe or band, including those Indian tribe or bands terminated since1940, and those recognized by the State in which the tribe or band reside; or
  2. a descendent in the first or second degree (parent or grandparent) as described in (1); or
  3. considered by the Secretary of the Interior to be an Indian for any purpose; or
  4. an Eskimo or Aleut or other Alaska Native; or
  5. member of an organized Indian group that received a grant under the Indian Education Act of 1988 as it was in effect October 19, 1994.

Title VII Indian Education Program Budget 2017-2018

Budget Category Subtotal
Personnel $ 67,434
Travel $ 0
Equipment $ 0
Supplies $ 0
Contractual $ 0
Other $ 0
Indirect Costs $ 0
Budget Total $ 67,434