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Swain County Schools holding public hearing on Native American focused Board Policy 

The Swain County Board of Education has scheduled a public hearing for Monday, January 10 to solicit public input on Board Policy 4060-Native American Policies and Procedures. The public hearing is scheduled to being at 5:45 p.m., during the board’s regularly scheduled board meeting at the County Administration Board Room located at 50 Main Street in Bryson City. 

The policy, which is intended to ensure Native American children of school age have equal access to all programs, services, and activities offered within the Swain County School District, is being reviewed and updated for the 2022-2023 school year. 

According to the district website, “It is the intent of the Swain County Board of Education (the “Board”) that all Native American children of school age have equal access to all programs, services, and activities offered within the Swain County School District (the “District”).  To this end, the Board will consult with local tribal officials and parents of Native American children in the planning and development of Native American Policies and Procedures (“IPPs”), general education programs, and activities.  These policies and procedures will be reviewed annually and revisions will be made within ninety (90) days of the determination that requirements are not being adequately met.”

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