Department of Education and Training

Address:

Bois Forte RTC

5344 Lakeshore Drive

Nett Lake, MN 55772

Phone: 218-757-3124 or 1-800-221-8129
Fax: 218-757-3126


 

Program Description

The Early Child Hood/Head Start programs offer child care and pre-school services for children ages 0-5. The Higher Education programs offer scholarships based upon need as defined by a school financial aid officer. The maximum allowance is $5,000 per academic year for undergraduates and $6,250 per academic year for graduate students.

The WIA (Workforce Investment Act) provides supportive services to assist individuals who are economically disadvantaged, unemployed or underemployed.The Direct Employment program assists band members who have recently obtained employment within a 90 mile radius of the Reservation with work related expenses.

 

REGISTRATION

All students are to complete the Bois Forte Scholarship Application and the FAFSA each year. The FAFSA form can be obtained by clicking here https://fafsa.ed.gov/  Students attending school in the state of MN are required to complete the MN Indian Scholarship Application.  The link to the Indian Scholarship page at the Office of Higher Education is http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?PageID=149. Students attending school outside the state of MN are to complete the Out of State form below.  All of these must be completed annually.

 

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Bois Forte Scholarship Application

Out of State Application

 

2015 -2016 Annual public Report

 

Employee Name Title Phone Ext. Email
         

Billie Mason

Commissioner of
Education

218-757-3124

303

Email

Leanne Hoffman

Education Programs Technician

218-757-3124

302

Email

Christine Lundemo

Early Childhood Program Director

218-757-3265

 

Email

Vondalee Carr

Data Manager / Early Head Start- Child Care Supervisor

218-757-3265

   
Heather Nelson Education & Disabilities Manager 218-757-3265    

Laura Ferwalt

Health & Safety Manager / Nurse

218-757-3265

   
Mark Salmela Family Services & Transportation Manager 218-757-3265    
Angela Rendulich Nett Lake Head Start Teacher 218-757-3265    
Heather Nelson Nett Lake Head Start Teacher 218-757-3265    
Lori Hawk Early Head Start-Child Care Teacher 218-757-3265    
Vacant Early Head Start-Child Care Teacher 218-757-3265    
Dalene Chosa Head Start Teacher 218-757-3265    
Tiandra Geyshick Head Start Teacher Aide 218-757-3265    
Sara Howe Early Head Start-Child Care Teacher 218-757-3265    
Hailey Villebrun Early Head Start-Child Care Teacher 218-757-3265

 

     

 

Vermilion Head Start/Daycare

     
Fax: 218-753-1255        
         
Amber Wilke Vermilion Center & Family Services Manager 218-753-2024    
         
Tania Wilkin Vermilion Head Start Teacher 218-753-2024    
Rhiannon Strong Vermilion Head Start Teacher 218-753-2024    
Tiffany Illg Vermilion Early Head Start-Child Care Teacher 218-753-2024    
Linda Bajan Vermilion Early Head Start-Child Care Teacher 218-753-2024    
Shelly Tibbetts Vermilion Head Start Teacher Aide 218-753-2024    
Felicia Mason Vermilion Head Start-Child Care Teacher 218-753-2024    

Wilma Andrews

Vermilion Head Start Cook 218-753-2024    
Christopher Schuster Vermilion Head Start Teacher Aide 218-753-2024    
         

EDUCATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

College Tuition Waiver for Native American Students

Many states have enacted laws providing for scholarships,tuition waivers, or grant programs for Native Americans. Most of the states require that students be residents of the state prior to enrolling in a state college/university and/or be a member of a tribe from that state. Students should check with the colleges they are interested to see if Native American scholarships or tuition waivers are offered.

Click here to see a list of states that provide in-state tuition rates or tuition waiver to Native American students. Visit the state college/university website listed and search under "Financial Aide" for "American Indian" tuition waiver.