Madill JOM Newsletter

Summer 2017

What is the Johnson O'Malley Program?

Johnson O'Malley (JOM) is a federally-funded program which provides supplemental education programs and activities for Native American students attending public schools.

The Chickasaw Nation receives federal funding for JOM and contracts with public schools within the tribal boundaries. 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. The Chickasaw Nation partners with 52 public schools in the JOM program with more than 7,600 participating students.

Programs and activities the JOM program funds includes, but are not limited to, tutoring, school supplies, academic incentives and field trips. Programs must supplement not supplant the existing programs in the schools.

The JOM program is overseen by a committee elected from the parents of Native American students enrolled in the school district. The parent committee should be active in the planning and implementing of the JOM program.

To be eligible for the JOM program the coordinator must have a copy of the the student's CDIB card (at least 1/4 Native American from a federally recognized tribe) OR a copy of the student's tribal membership/citizenship card or certificate from a federally recognized tribe.

JOM Parent Meetings

JOM Parent Meetings have been scheduled for the Fall semester as follows:

September 7, October 5, November 2, and December 7

All meetings will be held in the elementary library at 5:30 p.m.