• Polson Summer Activity with Alexandra
    Polson Summer Activity with Alexandra
  • Indian Education Summit 2019
    Indian Education Summit 2019
  • St. Ignatius Summer Activity with Phylicia
    St. Ignatius Summer Activity with Phylicia
  • Tribal PIR Day 2019
    Tribal PIR Day 2019
  • Reservation-Wide IEC Training
    Reservation-Wide IEC Training

News

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes' Tribal Education Department is currently working on a project to convert previously published CSKT specific content into web-based resources. This will be available to the public on January 1, 2021.

Wondering what an IEP or Section 504 is? Well, fear no longer, we've got the answers for you. 

IEP (Individualized Education Plan) is a plan or program developed to ensure that a child who has a disability identified under the law and is attending an elementary or secondary educational institution receives specialized instruction and related services. This may include "special education" or other alternative classroom experiences that help the individual learn the way they need to. This is controlled by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Section 504 is an important civil rights law that can provide educational benefits to kids with learning disabilities and/or ADHD in public schools. This is a federal statute, which means schools cannot "opt out" or "does not provide these services in this district." The article links below can help guide you and your family towards obtaining the best education possible through Section 504 if you decide to pursue this avenue. Section 504 basically asks for equal access to public education and services.

Both should be updated annually. Most of our reservation public schools begin the year with reviewing the students' progress form last year. This first meeting analyzes if the student needs changes or requires more focus. At the end of the year, typically, the school will meet with you and your child again to see what the progress has been for that academic year.

Go to Parent Resources and find out more!

Michelle Mitchell

Department Head

p: (406) 675-2700 ext.1342
e: michelle.mitchell@cskt.org


Patricia Nomee-Songers
Administrative Assistant/Accountant

p: (406) 675-2700 ext. 1308
e: patricia.nomee-songers@cskt.org


Miranda Burland
Higher Education Scholarship Officer

p: (406) 675-2700 ext.1074
e: Miranda.Burland@cskt.org


Miranda Burland graduated from Polson High School in 1993 and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resources- Rehabilitation from Salish Kootenai College in 1999. After graduating, she began working for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes first with Early Childhood Services and then  began working for the Tribal Education Department in 2002. She worked as a Community Development Specialist (Parent/ Student Advocate) until 2015 and is currently the Higher Education Scholarship Officer.  

Phylicia McDonald
Community Development Specialist

p: (406) 675-2700 ext. 1070
e: phylicia.mcdonald@cskt.org


A member of CSKT, she is a high school graduate of St. Ignatius in 2005, Phylicia enrolled directly into SKC for General Psychology (B.A.) and later double majored in Digital Media Design (A.A.S.) and graduated in 2015. She is currently enrolled online at Grand Canyon University for her Masters in Forensic Psychology. 

She enjoys teaching and learning with and from students and seeing that little light of understanding or inspiration going off in the kids. 

Alexandra Plant
Community Development Specialist

p: (406) 675-2700 ext. 1072
e: alexandra.plant@cskt.org


The People's Center


Marie Torosian 
Program Director

p: (406) 675-2700 ext. 2104
e: marie.torosian@cskt.org


Loushie Charlo
Gift Shop Manager

p: (406) 675-2700 ext. 2102
e: loushie.charlo@cskt.org


Agnes Incashola
Education Coordinator

p: (406) 675-2700 ext. 2105
e: agnes.incashola@cskt.org


The People's Center Gift Shop
(406) 675-2700 ext. 2100

Math and English resources sponsored by Montana!


Think your child needs help with Math or English? EdReady Montana has just the resource for you. Here is a little bit about what they are focused on.

EdReady Montana is a program for all students in Montana from middle school through college who want to:

  • prepare for upcoming local math classes or curriculum
  • supplement their skills while taking a math class
  • revisit possible gaps in general math skills
  • become better prepared for college math
  • practice math skills needed for a desired career path
  • study and review math concepts for a standardized exam

Students can be signed up in the following ways:

  • through their secondary school
  • through their college campus
  • through their adult basic education center
  • as an individual

Go To http://edreadymontana.org/general-information/about-ed-ready-montana/

Polson Indian Education Committee Meeting

September 17th, 5:30-8:00 PM

Polson Indian Senior Center

701 1st Street East, Polson

Flathead Reservation Regional Indian Education Summit Final

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Online Resources

  • WRITTEN_BY Michelle Mitchel
  • 07/07/2020
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The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes' Tribal Education Department is currently working on a project to convert previously published CSKT specific content into web-based resources. This will...

News

IEP or Section 504?

  • WRITTEN_BY Keya Camel
  • 01/08/2020
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Wondering what an IEP or Section 504 is? Well, fear no longer, we've got the answers for you.  IEP (Individualized Education Plan) is a plan or program developed to ensure that a child who has a...

News

EdReady Montana

  • WRITTEN_BY Keya Camel
  • 01/08/2020
  • Hits314

Math and English resources sponsored by Montana! Think your child needs help with Math or English? EdReady Montana has just the resource for you. Here is a little bit about what they are focused on....

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