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About Our Program

The Puyallup School District Native American 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 VI of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act) and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).

The Native American Education Program currently serves 364 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 VI Native American Education Program:

Student must be enrolled in the Puyallup School District and Parents/guardians must complete a Title VI 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 VI Native American Education Program office, or click on the following link for Fillable 506 Form or you can print it out. 

  • • 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 Native American Education Liaison Archie Cantrell at [email protected] 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 Native American Education Program office and information on the form is confidential and not shared with others.


Definition: Indian means any individual who is:

 A member (as defined by the Indian Tribe or band) of an Indian Tribe or Band, including those Indian tribes or bands terminated since 1940, and those recognized by the State in which the tribe or band reside; or
 A descendant in the first or second degree (parent or grandparent) as described in (1); or
 An Eskimo or Aleut or other Alaska Native; or
 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 VI Native American Education Program Budget 2022-23

Budget Category Subtotal
Salary $96,731
Operating Costs $34,670
Subsidized $8,500
Budget Total