Johnson O’Malley – Braggs Public Schools
What is JOM
Johnson O’Malley is a federal program provided to schools through the Cherokee Nation. JOM is here to subsidize education, medical attention, and other services provided by states to Native American Students who are members of federally recognized tribes. Funding we receive is bases on the number of federally recognized Native American students enrolled in our school.
The student must be enrolled in Braggs Public Schools, have a CDIB card (certificate degree of Indian blood), and tribal memberships. If you need help obtaining any of these items, please contact John Pinkston at Braggs Schools, Phone: 918.487.5265.
The program is operated according to the Cherokee Nation and Braggs Public Schools policies and procedures. JOM receives approximately $40.00 per Native American student who is enrolled in JOM. A committee of parents has oversight responsibilities.
The Indian Education Committee is a group of 5 parents, who have a child enrolled in the JOM program. This IEC provide oversight for the program. Parents volunteer to serve on the committee, meet about four out of twelve months a year to review program progress, and help with culturally related activities. Elections are held every October and each office serves a 2-year term. If you would be interested in helping these committee members and/or being a part of the activities please feel free to attend the meetings. All IEC meetings are open to the public and you are encouraged to attend and always welcome.
IEC Committee Members 2015-2016
Samantha King – Chair
– Vice Chair
Tiffany Daily – Member
John Pinkston – JOM School Coordinator
- Basic school supplies are distributed at the beginning of the year for grades Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade. For 9th Grader through 12th Grade, if you need some supplies (paper, pencils, pens, etc) you can check with Dr. Speaks to see if he has extra in the office. For the younger grades, if you run out during the year you can also check with Dr. Speaks or Tina in the Main Office.
- Reimbursement for Cap and gown fees for 8th Graders and Seniors up to $25.00.
- Educational incentives and awards as determined by IEC and JOM Coordinator.
- Native American culturally related materials for classrooms and media centers.
- Funds are limited and all are subject to availability. Particular dollar amounts are set aside for each category.
- For reimbursement, you must have original receipt submitted to JOM coordinator or to the Superintendants Office, no later than last day of school year. (although not recommended)