The Bureau of Indian Education will be holding two open town hall meetings and a webinar on the reorganization at the National Indian Education Association's 46th Annual Convention in Portland, OR on Wednesday, October 15 and Thursday, October 16, 2015.
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is undertaking a reform of its
entire administrative and management level to meet the needs of a
changing tribal and school environment to improve academic student
success. The BIE will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, October 13,
2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT to provide an update on the
reorganization. During this 90minute webinar, the presenter, BIE
Director Dr. Monty Roessel, will explain the purpose of the
reorganization, the need for the BIE to move from a command and
control organization to a service support organization, and how these
efforts will seamlessly translate into improved student outcomes and
educational opportunities for Native youth.
Please join the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) for our monthly stakeholder call on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 5:00 p.m-6:00 p.m. EDT. These stakeholder calls, held on the first Tuesday of each month, are part of BIE's effort to improve communication and create an ongoing dialog among the public, staff, school administrations, school boards, parents, tribal organizations and other interested parties about the restructuring of BIE. We welcome your questions and feedback as we move forward with the BIE reform and work together to improve educational opportunities for Native youth.
Over the past two years, the BIE has worked with a significant number of tribes, schools, and stakeholders to redesign its organizational structure to meet the shifting demands of its school system. The changing culture of schools demands a new BIE that meets the needs of the 64 tribal communities that have BIE-funded schools. The BIE will conduct a webinar on Friday, October 2, 2015 to provide an update on the reorganization. During this one-hour webinar, BIE Director, Dr. Charles Roessel, will discuss the BIE's future and provide updates on its reorganization based on input from tribal consultations.
The Bureau of Indian Education will offer orientation and informational sessions on National Board Certification for Component 1 in New Mexico on Saturday, September 19 and September 26, 2015. Registration is required.