Johnson O’Malley (JOM) is a federally-funded program which provides supplemental education programs for Native American students attending public schools. Schools receive funds based on the number of Native American students attending each school. Funds must be used to supplement the education of the Native American students. Examples of programs are: tutoring, school supplies, incentives, and field trips. The program is overseen by the Cuba Indian Education Committee elected from the parents/guardians of Native American students enrolled in the school district.
Indian Education Committee
The Indian Education Committee (IEC) is an elected governing body comprised of parents/guardians of eligible Indian students served under the contract. Persons acting in “loco parentis” (assuming the “place of the parents”, such as legal guardians or parents of adopted children) may also serve except school officials or school administrators. The Indian Education Committee is active in the planning and implementing of the JOM program.
Indian Education Committee Board
Lenore Mace, Chairperson – representing Cuba
Jeanette Castillo, Vice-Chairperson – representing Ojo Encino
Pamela Cayaditto, Secretary – representing Torreon
Tina Chavez, Member – representing Rincon Marquez
Elizabeth Stoney, Member – representing Counselor
IEC – Now Recruiting Members!
The Cuba Independent School District is recruiting parents/guardians/clan relatives of enrolled Native American students to serve on the Indian Education Committee. Interested individuals will serve in an advisory capacity as partners to the district. Your participation will provide you opportunities as key stakeholders to work towards academic achievement for your children. Members will also receive a stipend and reimbursement for mileage.
Please submit a letter of interest to:
Pamela Cayaditto, IEC President
Cuba Independent Schools
PO Box 70
Cuba, NM 87013
*Letters may also be delivered to Central Office.