Jemez Valley Public Schools submits an Impact Aid application annually to the U.S. Department of Education. Impact Aid is designed to assist local school districts that have lost property tax revenue due to the presence of tax-exempt Federal property within district boundaries or the enrollment of federally connected children, including children living on Indian lands.  Funding received can be used for any general fund purpose, such as instructional materials, salaries, transportation, technology or capital needs. This allows school district leaders to target funds supporting all students wherever the needs are greatest. 

 

Since Jemez Valley identifies children residing on Indian lands for the purpose of receiving funds under section 7003, the district must establish Indian Policies and Procedures (IPPs).  The IPP for SY2020-2021 has been prepared, reviewed by the District Advisory Council, and is being made available to Tribal Leadership and parents/guardians of American Indian children.  The IPP is available on the District’s website, should you need a hard copy please contact JVPS Tribal Liaison, Joline Cruz-Madalena, at (575) 834-7391 ext. 331 or (505) 393-8383.  Parents/guardians are welcome to submit their feedback during Public Comment at the School Board Meeting scheduled for November 17th at 5:00 p.m.

 

Within the next few months, communication from Jemez Valley will increase regarding informational requests on residence, employment, and active military service for the purposes of the Impact Aid application.  As we strive to ensure Jemez Valley receives allowable funding which benefits all students of Jemez Valley, your patience and timely response of requested information is greatly appreciated.--