Native group attacks school district

Associated PressAugust 31, 2012 

KETCHIKAN -- The Ketchikan Indian Community is accusing the public school district of being out of compliance for a federally funded Native preschool program.

The Ketchikan Daily News reports KIC claims there is a lack of public notice of the Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee. It also says there isn't a Native majority of committee members, and there's a lack of transparency of information presented at meetings.

It wants the board replaced by the Indian Education Board. It says it may seek the $325,000 the district receives for the program.

Ketchikan district curriculum director Linda Hardin responded that meeting notices are posted. She says five of the seven committee members are Natives or parents with Native children. And she noted reports have been compiled by the district about Native students' performance.

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