The mission of the Johnson O'Malley program is to address the unique cultural needs of American Indian students attending the Holbrook Unified School District through a supplemental program of services planned, developed and approved by the Local Indian Education Committee
Janelle Chee-Holbrook Unified School District Indian Education Director
What is the Purpose of JOM?
Johnson O'Malley was created to meet the special and unique need of American Indian Students. Johnson-O'Malley funds are not to take the place of federal, state or local funds.
How does the program work?
To receive Johnson O' Malley funding, the Holbrook Unified School District contracts with the Navajo Nation Division of Dine' Education. There are broad and general regulations that outline the requirements for the contract, allowing the programs to be developed to meet local needs and differences. There are two main requirements under the Johnson O' Malley Act to assure Parent Participation and control. The requirements are the Indian Education Committee and the Education Plan.
See 25 CFR, Part 273.11, Eligible Applicants