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March 2013 Public Hearing Meeting Minutes

American Indian Education Oversight Committee

March 18, 2013, Public Hearing–Meeting Minutes


Committee members: Laura Lee George (Chair), André Cramblit (Parliamentarian), Amber Machamer (Vice Chair), Deborah DeForge, Rodney Lindsay, Rachel McBride, Irma Amaro, Russel “Butch” Murphy, Kathleen Marshall, Helen Doherty

California Department of Education (CDE) Staff Present: Judy Delgado, and Chavela Delp

Public Hearing convened at 1:00 p.m.

Laura Lee George—Reviews the American Indian Education Oversight Committee (AIEOC) roles to advise the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) on American Indian education issues, and the purpose and procedure of the Public Hearing. The AIEOC’s role is to only receive community input which will help formulate the AIEOC’s agenda for the coming year.

Jim McQuillen—Assembly Bill 544–Teacher Credential: American Indian languages

Lisa Morehead—Postsecondary Education

Margaret Littlejohn, Golden Hills School, Palermo District—Tobacco on school grounds

Kerry Venegas, Hoopa Education Department, Hoopa Valley Tribe—Native American Credentialed Teachers

Nakia Zavalla, Santa Ynez Chumash— AB 544–Teacher Credential: American Indian languages

Chris McQuillen—How Districts Identify Native American Students

William Einman—Native American Teachers are only Receiving Temporary Status

James Gensaw, Sr., Yurok Language Teacher—Native Credentialed Teachers Lena Bommelyn—History and Cultural Appropriateness Lisa Morehead—School Districts’ Financial Support
The Public Hearing adjourned at 2:00 p.m.
Questions: Judy Delgado | | 916-319-0506 
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