Salamanca City Central School District
Indian Policy & Procedures
It is the intent of the Salamanca City Central School District that all Indian children of school age have equal access to all programs, services and activities offered within the school district. To this end, the Salamanca City Central School District will consult with local tribal officials and parents of Indian children in the planning and development of Indian Policies and Procedures (IPPs), general education programs, and activities. These policies and procedures will be reviewed annually and revisions will be made within 90 days of the determination that requirements are not being adequately met.
The Salamanca City Central School District attests that it has established Indian Policies and
Procedures (IPPs) as required in section 7004 of the Impact Aid law for any children claimed who reside on eligible Indian lands. The IPPs have been adequately disseminated to the Seneca Nation of Indians (SNI) and parents of children residing on eligible Indian lands. A copy of the current policies and procedures was attached to the FY 18 Impact Aid application.
The Salamanca City Central School District attests that it has provided a copy of written responses to comments, concerns and recommendations received from SNI leaders and parents of Indian children through the Indian Policies and Procedures consultation process and disseminated these responses to tribal leaders and parents of Indian children prior to the submission of their FY 18 Impact Aid application.
Indian Policies and Procedures
The following Indian Policies and Procedures (IPP) become effective upon school board approval.
Policy 1: The LEA will disseminate relevant applications, evaluations, program plans and information related to the LEA's education program and activities with sufficient advance notice to allow tribes and parents of Indian children the opportunity to review and make recommendations. [34CFR222.94(a)(1)]
Procedure 1: (Describe how your LEA will achieve Policy
- The District Administrator/designee will annually in August or as soon as reasonably possible after such information becomes available, announce in written (mail) and electronic form to every resident of the District: meeting dates for the Indian Education Committee meetings and IPP Public Forums and other summary documents where community input is sought about programs and activities.
- Information regarding application summary documents, programs and activities will be included in the Winter (December/January) PowWow (the District newsletter), as well as how to obtain a copy of documents, if appropriate.
- Minutes from the Indian Education Committee meetings will be posted on the District's website for all patrons and Tribal officials to This will allow for ongoing dissemination of information.
- Parents of Indian children, SNI officials, the Indian Education Committee and any other interested persons can review assessment data to help develop or modify educational programs and services allowing for the participation of Indian students on an equal basis in the district.
POLICY (2): The School District will provide an opportunity for the Tribe and parents of Indian children to provide their views on the District's educational program and activities, including recommendations on the needs of their children and on how the District may help those children realize the benefits of the educational programs and activities. [34CFR222 .94(a)(2)]
(i) Notify tribes and the parents of Indian children of the opportunity to submit comments and recommendations, considering the tribe's preference for method of communication, and
(ii) Modify the method of and time for soliciting Indian views, if necessary, to ensure the maximum participation of tribes and parents of Indian children.
Procedure 2: (Describe how your LEA will achieve Policy 2)
- In order to allow Indian parents and SNI officials to make commentary concerning (1) the needs of their children and the ways in which they can assist them in realizing the benefits of the education programs; (2) the overall operation of the District's education program; and (3) the degree of parental participation allowed in the same, the Board shall provide a standing public comment portion of the Board of Education meetings where such commentary may be shared by Indian parents/students and SNI officials to the
- Indian parents/students and SNI officials will be given notice of any and all m The location, date and time of any meeting described above shall be posted in the same manner as a legally posted Board meeting.
- Public Forums will be scheduled in consultation with SNI Officials in multiple locations within the District and SNI Offices with times and days coordinated with SNI officials to allow for the greatest possible parental/student and SNI participation. Public forums will be scheduled each November and December. Based upon suggestions, preferred methods of communication as well as ways to maximize participation from Indian parents/students and SNI officials will be seriously considered.
- The District’s Indian Education Committee (Parent Advisory Committee-Tribal Officials, Administration, and Board) will schedule a standing agenda item at each meeting to discuss ongoing program, activities and participation. These meetings are open to the public.
POLICY (3): The School District will annually assess the extent to which Indian children participate on an equal basis with non-Indian children in the District's education program and activities. [34CFR222.94(a)(3)]
(i) Share relevant information related to Indian children's participation in the LEA's education program and activities with tribes and parents of Indian children; and
(ii) Allow tribes and parents of Indian children the opportunity and time to review and comment on whether Indian children participate on an equal basis with non-Indian children.
Procedure 3: (Describe how your LEA will achieve Policy 3)
- The Salamanca City Central School District will take the following measures to annually assess the extent to which Indian children participate on an equal basis with non-Indian children in the District's education program and activities.
- The Salamanca City Central School District will monitor Indian student participation in the educational programs (academic courses and contractual co-curricular activities) of the District.
- The Salamanca City Central School District will annually inform the community on the extent of Indian children's participation in the educational program. Such analysis will review school data to determine the extent of equity of Indian children's participation with other children in these activities.
- Parents of Indian children, SNI officials and other interested parties may express their views on participation through direct communication with the school district, at any school board meeting or to the Indian Education Committee (Parent Advisory Committee) or Public Forums. The dates of all School Board meetings and Indian Education Committee meetings and Public Forums are posted electronically and mailed home to all residents of the District in August.
- If it is determined that there are gaps in Indian participation in the educational program or activities, the Salamanca City Central School District Superintendent (or designee) in consultation with the Indian Education Committee (Parent Advisory Committee) and SNI officials, will make recommendations to the Board to modify its education program in such a way as to improve Indian participation.
POLICY (4): The School District will modify the IPPs if necessary, based upon the results of any assessment or input described in this document. [34CRF222.94(a)(4)]
Procedure 4: (Describe how your LEA will achieve Policy 4)
- During the September organization meeting of the Indian Education Committee (Parent Advisory Committee), the Indian Policies and Procedures documents will be reviewed and revised if necessary. If revision is required, the document will be forwarded to the Salamanca City Central School District Board of Education (Board) as well as SNI officials and parents of Indian children for review and consideratio If necessary, the Indian Education Committee or parents of Indian children may suggest revisions at other times of the year as appropriate. Any revisions to the IPP will be sent to SNI Officials within 30 days of adoption by the Board.
- The Salamanca City Central School District will notify parents of Indian children, SNI officials and the general public of any changes to the Indian Policies and Procedures by posting such notice in each school in the District and SNI Administration office, via District newsletter (mail) and electronically of the District website.
POLICY (5) : The School District will respond at least annually in writing to comments and recommendations made by tribes or parents of Indian children, and disseminate the responses to the tribe and parents of Indian children prior to the submission of the IPPs by the LEA. [34CRF222 .94(a)(5)]
Procedure 5: (Describe how your LEA will achieve Policy 5)
- Members of the Indian Education Committee (Parent Advisory Committee), SNI officials, or parents of Indian children who present recommendations or comments in an official capacity will be entered into the record formally at the Indian Education Committee or Board of Education meetings or Public Forums and generate a written response from the District
- The Salamanca City Central School District will at respond in writing within thirty (30) calendar days to formal comments or recommendations made by the Indian Education Committee (Parent Advisory Committee), SNI Officials, or parents of Indian children. An Indian parent or SNI Official who brings forward a formal request to the District, will receive a written response from the District.
POLICY (6): The Salamanca City Central School District will provide a copy of the IPPs annually to the affected tribe or tribes. [34CR F222.94 (a)(6)]
- The Salamanca City Central School District will annually provide a copy of the current Indian Policies and Procedures to the Seneca Nation of Indians, Office of the President by via regular USPS delivery (mail).
- The Salamanca City Central School District will adopt the annual IPP document annually, at the School Board July Re-Organizational meeting and as required if the IPP is revised.
Board Approval Date: __________________________
__________________________, Board of Education President
IPP Revision Document
Click the link for the Indian Policy and Procedure PowerPoint
Click the link for the IPP Academic Courses with breakdown IPP Academic Courses 2017
The following information serves as a summary fulfilling the annual reporting requirements per the Indian Policy and Procedures document:
The District first applied for Impact Aid in 2013 after the funding source was brought to our attention by a local community group. In the latest application (submitted Jan 2017), the District had 1,090 students listed as eligible for funding due to their residence being located on the lands of the Seneca Nation of Indians Allegany Territory.
Impact Aid funding helps educate federally connected children. These may be the children of members of the uniformed services, children who live on Indian Lands, children who live in federally subsidized housing or children whose parents work on federal property. In the case of the Salamanca City Central School District, it is the children who reside on Indian Lands (the Seneca Nation of Indians Allegany Territory) who count as eligible under the guidelines and regulations of Impact Aid and attend the Salamanca City Central School District.
For more information on Impact Aid, please read the Impact Aid 101 document that is located on our website https://www.salamancany.org/impactaid. This document will provide the user with a basic knowledge and understanding of Impact Aid related to Indian Trust or Treaty Lands and how it is applied for, received and utilized by the Salamanca City Central School District.
If a district resident wishes to receive a hard copy of the Impact Aid application or summary documents, they must submit a written request to the School District Clerk at 50 Iroquois Drive, Salamanca NY 14779. Copies will be mailed to the district resident within 7-10 calendar days.
Impact Aid Points of Interest:
Co-Curricular* Demographic Participation Levels:
- 2017- 1090 Salamanca City CSD students were identified as Federally Impacted
- Athletic Demographic Participation Levels
- Fall 2017: 54% Caucasian, 40% Native American, 7% all other
- Spring 2017: 53% Caucasian, 41% Native American, 7% all other
- Academic Demographic Course Participation Level:
- Annually the District evaluates all academic course participation levels to identify demographic trends and enrollment
- Academic course evaluation of participation levels help to determine course offerings, electives and student interest.
2017-18 school year
All other categories
AV Club/Warrior Vision
Bus Honor Society
Math Honor Society
National Honor Society
Odyssey of the Mind
Science Honor Society
Sources of Strength
Seneca Youth Club
Seneca Youth Dancers
*please note some co-curricular clubs do not run every year (i.e. International club)