Federal Programs

2023 Safe.pdf
2023 Use .pdf
Indian Ed Parents Meeting.pdf
QPS Data 2022-23.pdf
ES Title Plan 2022-23.pdf
MS Title Plan.pdf
HS Title Plan 2022-23.pdf
Emergency Management Plan 2022-23.pdf
Safe Return to School Plan

Quapaw seeks input from patrons on the Use of Funds Plan.  Please contact: David Carriger at dcarriger@qpswildcats.com

ESSER 3 Use of Funds Sept 2022.pdf
ESSA Teacher Letter 2022-23.pdf

Federal Programs/JOM/ARP ESSER 3 Plan

Director of Federal Programs

Title/ESSER/Indian Education

David Carriger


Phone: 918-674-2501

Director of Special Education

Melissa McCullough


Phone: 918-674-2501

Homeless Liaison/Foster Care     

Haley Durbin 


Phone: 918-674-2501

Indian Education Parent Committee 2023-24

Chair: Hannah Berryman

Parent Rep: Mariah Tyner

Parent Rep: Linda Davis

Parent Rep: Tonya Blackfox

Faculty Rep: Halie Smith

ES Student Rep: 

MS Student Rep: Bristol Berryman

HS Student Rep: Lacinda Attocknie

Calendar of Events 2023-24

Title 1 Meeting: September 12, at 5:00 p.m. (QES)

Gifted Meeting: November 28, at 6:00 p.m. (QES)

JOM Meeting: March 25, at 5:00 p.m. (Administration Building)

JOM Meeting: October 10, at 5:00 p.m. (Administration Building)

Indian Ed Parent Meeting: November 28. at 5:00 p.m. (Administration Building)

Board of Education Meeting: December 11 at 5:00 p.m. (Administration Building)

Title 1 Meeting: February 1, at 5:00 p.m. (QHS Cafeteria)

Bullying Prevention Meeting: February 1, at 6:00 p.m. (QHS Cafeteria)

Quapaw Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, veteran status,or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: David Carriger, Quapaw Superintendent of Schools/Title IX Coordinator, 305 West 1st, Quapaw, Oklahoma 74363, (918) 674-2501.

The 506 form is a federal form that certifies student eligibility for the Title VI, Indian Education Program.

506 Form.pdf
Indian Policies and Procedures 2023-24.pdf
Impact Aid Application 2024.pdf

Impact Aid Application 2024

Adopted: September 11, 2014 Revised: August 10, 2015; August 8, 2019



The purpose of this policy is to establish the district’s expectations for parental involvement. [Section 1118(a)(2), ESSA. ] The district agrees to implement the following statutory requirements:


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The school district will be governed by the following statutory definition of parental involvement, and expects that its Title I schools will carry out programs, activities and procedures in accordance with this definition:

Parental involvement means the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring—

The school district will inform parents and parental organizations of the purpose and existence of the parental information and resource center in the state .



The district will implement or accomplish each of the following components. [Section 1118(a)(2), ESSA.]

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economically disadvantaged, are disabled, have limited English proficiency, have limited literacy, or are of any racial or ethnic minority background). The school district will use the findings of the evaluation about its parental involvement policy and activities to design strategies for more effective parental involvement, and to revise, if necessary (and with the involvement of parents) its parental involvement policies.

6. The district will build the schools’ and parent’s capacity for strong parental involvement, in order to ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the school involved, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement, through the following activities specifically described below:

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Instruction Programs for Preschool Youngsters, the Parents as Teachers Program, and public preschool and other programs, and conduct other activities, such as parent resource centers, that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children, by providing information and encouraging participation in the above-mentioned programs.

E. The school district will take the following actions to ensure that information related to the school and parent- programs, meetings, and other activities, is sent to the parents of participating children in an understandable and uniform format, including alternative formats upon request, and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand: personal and automated phone calls, letters to parents, newsletters and websites will be used to communicate this information.



The district incorporates as a part of its policy the following discretionary components:

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This District Wide Parental Involvement Policy has been developed jointly with, and agreed on with, parents of children participating in Title I, Part A programs, as evidenced by the minutes of the meeting in which parental involvement and the manner in which that would be achieved was deliberated.

The school district will distribute this policy to all parents of participating Title I, Part A children annually.

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Adopted: September 11, 2014; Revised: August 8, 2019


The board supports parents’ efforts to be involved in the district’s education programs. This policy outlines the district’s efforts to educate parents and support parent involvement in response to the 2014 Parents’ Bill of Rights.

Parents have the right be involved in their minor child’s education, including directing that education. Parents are encouraged to exercise their rights in conjunction with district guidance so as not to inadvertently impede their minor child’s compliance with federal and state mandated requirements – including requirements related to graduation. Parents also have the right to review school records related to their minor child.

Parents generally have the right to consent prior to an audio or video recording being made of their minor child. This right does not preempt the district’s right to make recordings (without specific parental approval) related to:

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▪ All call phone notification system

Parents may review learning materials affecting their minor children’s course of study, including supplemental materials, by making a request through the building principal.

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throughout enrollment in the district. This requirement may be waived if the parent submits a note from the minor child’s physician stating that the child should be excused from the immunization for health reasons or if the parent submits a note objecting to the immunization of the child.

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Parents requesting information outlined in this policy should submit written requests for information through the building principal or superintendent’s office, as noted in the respective section. Appropriate school personnel will either make the information available

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or provide a written explanation of why the information is being withheld within ten (10) days of the request. Any parent whose request is denied or who does not receive a response within fifteen (15) days may submit a written request for the information to the board of education. The board will include an item on its next public meeting agenda (or the following meeting, if time does not permit inclusion of the item on the agenda) to allow the board to formally consider the parent’s request.

OKLA. STAT. tit. 70 §1-116.2 OKLA. STAT. tit. 25 § 2001

OKLA. STAT. tit. 25 §2004, et seq.

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Quapaw Public School District Foster Care Plan

Under the requirements of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Section 1112(c)(5)(B) Title I educational stability provisions take effect on December 10, 2016. By such date, each school district shall have a Foster Care Plan developed and disseminated to all stakeholders.

In Section 1111(c)(5) of ESSA, the school district must collaborate with the Child Welfare Agency and Tribal Child Welfare Agencies (CWA) to implement the Title I educational stability provisions. Therefore, each school district shall develop a clear, written Foster Care Plan. As such, the Foster Care Plan for Quapaw Public School District shall be as follows:

1. LEA Point of Contact and responsibilities.

The superintendent will designate at least one person to serve as the Foster Care Point of Contact (POC). The POC may also be the homeless student coordinator. This designation will occur by December 10, 2016, and shall be updated annually. The name of this person will be turned in to the OSDE through the online Grants Management System by September 30th of each year. If additional staff members are needed to meet the requirements, the superintendent will make assignments as deemed necessary. The POC will work in the best interest of the child to ensure that all educational requirements are being met.

The POC will work closely with the CWA to:

• Coordinate with the corresponding child welfare agency POC to implement Title I provisions;

• Lead the development of a process for making the best interest determination;

• Document the best interest determination;

• Facilitate the transfer of records and immediate enrollment;

• Facilitate data sharing with the child welfare agencies, consistent with FERPA and other privacy protocols;

• Develop and coordinate local transportation procedures;

• Manage best interest determinations and transportation cost disputes;

• Ensure that children in foster care are enrolled in and regularly attending school; and • Provide professional development and training to school staff on the Title I provisions and educational needs of children in foster care, as needed.

2. Decision-making process.

A committee will meet to determine if the school of origin is not in the best interest of each foster care child and the appropriate placement of the child. The committee will be comprised of the site administrator or representative, the LEA’s POC, and a member of the CWA. In emergency circumstances the CWA has the authority to make an immediate decision regarding

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the school placement, and then consult with the LEA and revisit the best interest determination of the child.

In the event of a disagreement regarding school placement for a child in foster care, the CWA will be considered the final decision maker in making the best interest determination. The CWA is uniquely positioned to assess vital non-educational factors such as safety, sibling placements, the child’s permanency goal, and other components of the case plan. The CWA also has the authority, capacity, and responsibility to collaborate with and gain information from multiple parties including parents, children, schools and the court in making these decisions.

3. The type of documentation or records that should be shared between parties.

Foster care parents, social workers or other legal guardians will be allowed to immediately enroll children in foster care in the school district without having the necessary paperwork (birth certificates, shot records, academic records, special education records, etc.) This is to help aid the student with a smooth transition into the district. The receiving school district will contact the school district of origin for the records and make adaptations as needed. After enrollment, the following guardianship or legal custody documents shall be provided for verification by the foster family or CWA:

 Power of attorney  Affidavit

 Court Order

Quapaw school district will share education records with the CWA that are allowed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and other state privacy laws. This allows educational agencies to disclose without parental consent educational records, including IDEA, of students in foster care to the CWA.

4. Collaborative structure, such as regularly scheduled meetings, in which relevant individuals can participate in a particular process.

The POC will meet with the site administrator, school counselor, classroom teacher, and foster parent as needed to discuss the progress of the child in foster care and will document the results of meetings. All decisions will be made utilizing a collaborative team approach to determine what will be in the best interest of the child.

5. The best interest determination document regarding the child’s school placement (school of origin or the receiving school).

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Quapaw school district shall utilize the following sample form from the Oklahoma State Department of Education in making a “best interest” determination for each child in foster care. The final determination as to what is in the best interest of the child will be made by the CWA.

Print on School Letterhead and Individualized for Each Student Best Interest Determination Evaluation


Child’s Name:______________________________________________________________________

Birthday: _________________Age:__________ Grade: ___________ Date:____________________

Current District:___________________________ Current Site:_______________________________

Student will remain in the current school unless consideration of the following factors indicates a change of school

placement is in the child’s best interest (check all that apply.)

School of Origin (A)


Receiving School


Other Previous School Attended (C)


Which school will better meet the relational needs of the child? Select all that apply:

o Siblings

o Relationships with peers o Relationships with staff

Describe the relationship connections at current school: _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ List strategies for maintaining important connections should other best interest determination be made: ___________________________________________________

Which school will better meet the individual academic needs and challenges of the child? Select all that apply:


o 504 Plan

o Gifted Program o Career Tech

o EL Services


Which school will better meet the social/emotional needs and challenges of the child?

Select all that apply:

o Social

o Emotional o Safety


Which school will better meet the unique needs and interests of the child? Select all that apply:

o Extracurricular Activities o Sports

o Other

Student will describe the areas of desired school involvement:


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___________________________________________________ Which school will best meet the permanency goal and likelihood of reunification with parents or siblings?



Which school is more appropriate for the child’s age and length of travel?Explain:_______________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________



Describe the child’s transfer history._____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________

Which school does the student prefer to attend? Explain:____________________________________________ ___________________________________________________



Which school does the caregiver or current placement provider recommends the student attend? Explain:____________________________________________



Identify strategies for successful transition to new school and/or support in current school:_____________________________________________ _________________________________________________________


Supporting Documentation

Attach any supporting documentation used to determine best interest of child:

o Report Cards

o Progress Reports

o Achievement Data (test scores)

o Attendance Data

o IEP or Section 504 Plans

o Other: _____________________________________________________


Based on the information provided and considering the best interest of the child, the team has determined the following school is the most appropriate educational placement for the child:_____________________________________________________

Team Members:

LEA representative:___________________________________________________________

Printed name Signature

CWA representative:___________________________________________________________

Printed name Signature

Education Decision Maker ______________________________________________________

Printed name Signature

Other: _____________________________________________________________________

Printed name Signature


6. Transportation procedures.

Children in foster care will be entitled to transportation services in the same manner as all other children in the school district. In addition to regular transportation routes, the school district will collaborate with the CWA when transportation is required to maintain children placed in foster care in a school of origin outside their usual attendance area or district when it is in the best

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interest of the student. Under the supervision of the superintendent, the POC will invite appropriate district officials, the CWA, and officials from other districts or agencies to promptly arrange cost-effect transportation for the student.

7. Responsibilities and costs related to student transportation.

Quapaw school district will collaborate with the CWA to develop and implement clear, written procedures governing how transportation is provided to maintain children in foster care in their schools of origin. The school district will also work with the CWA to reach an agreement in regards to covering the transportation costs. The agreement will cover how the transportation will be provided, arranged, and funded for the duration of the child’s time in foster care. Eachagreement can/will vary greatly because the unique needs of each child should be considered in making the decision on transportation.

8. Clear, written policies that will remove barriers to immediate enrollment and record transfers for children in foster care.

Quapaw board of education has modified existing board policy to eliminate any barriers to enrollment and/or transfer of educational records for children in foster care.

Federal Policies/Meetings 2022-23/JOM/Indian Education Parents/News/

Title Parent Surveys


Title 1 Annual Meeting 2022-23

Elementary School

August 16 at 5:00 p.m.

Elementary Library


MS Library

August 16, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.


Indian Education Parent Committee 2022-23

Chair: Hannah Baker

Parent Rep: Mariah Tyner

Parent Rep: Linda Davis

Parent Rep: Tonya Blackfox

Faculty Rep: Halie Smith

ES Student Rep: OPEN

MS Student Rep: Bristol Berryman

HS Student Rep: Lacinda Attocknie


Title VI/Impact Aid/JOM Meetings 2022-23

All Meetings at the Quapaw Administration Building, 305 West First Street, Quapaw


August 30, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. (Administration Building)

September 21, at 5:00 p.m. (Administration Building)

October 26 at 5:00 p.m. (Administration Building)

November 16, at 5:00 p.m. (Administration Building) 

December 6 at 5:00 p.m. (Administration Building/Annual Indian Parents Meeting-IPP's/Impact Aid))

March 2 at 5:00 p.m. (Administration Building)

April 6, 5:00 p.m. (Administration Building)

May 3, at 5:00 p.m. (Administration Building)


Gifted/Talented Meetings

MS Library

September 29 at 4:30 p.m.