State and Federal Programs

State and Federal Programs Director: Deidre Jenson

P.O. Box 19569; 1010 Sandy Beach Rd. • Thorne Bay, AK 99919 • Phone: (907) 828-8254 • Fax: (907) 828-8257

Barry C. Stewart Kasaan School - Hollis School - Howard Valentine Coffman Cove School - Naukati School -
Port Alexander School - Thorne Bay School - Whale Pass School - AK TRAILS Correspondence School

There are a number of grants and state programs that help develop and implement the educational programs in all of our schools. Southeast Island School District feels it is important that you know the purpose of these grants and programs. So as part of this packet, a summary of each grant including the purpose, additional information, and budget overview has been provided. Click the link below for more information.

State and Federal Programs Information

Title I-A After School Programs

Southeast Island School District values to importance of afterschool programs that provide support to students in our schools.  Some schools operate an after school program using Title I-A funds.  After school programs can range from intervention and tutoring to enrichment programs.  The after school programs are different at each school because the needs of the students vary between communities.  For more information about the after school program at your local school contact the Lead Teacher or Principal.

Carl Perkins IV

The Carl Perkins Career and Technical Education (CTE) Improvement Act was reauthorized in August 2018 and is commonly referred to as Carl Perkins V.  The purpose of the Carl Perkins V grant is to provide individuals with the academic and technical skills that are necessary to be be successful in the workplace.  Carl Perkins V provides support for current career and technical education that has been developed in schools.  The support of current CTE programs includes the preparation of students for postsecondary education and careers that students want to pursue.

  • Career and technical education that is supported by Carl Perkins V focuses on high school and college education that provides CTE students with:

    Rigorous academic subject matter.

  • Job-related and employability skills including ethics in the workplace.

  • Avenues for students to explore career interests.

  • As with most federal funding, Carl Perkins V has several requirements that are necessary in order to receive and implement those funds to support CTE programs throughout the district.  One of those requirements is having Carl Perkins IV student data available to the public.  Below is a link to the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development that provides access to that data.  

To access the data for Southeast Island School District see the instructions below:

  1. Go to the EED CTE website at

  2. Click on the "Carl Perkins IV CTE Public Reports" link.

  3. Choose your district and the school year in the drop down menus.

  4. Click on "Get Report Values" and your district's CTE data will appear momentarily.

Indian Education Grant

The Indian Education program supports the efforts of school districts, Indian tribes and organizations, postsecondary institutions, and other entities to meet the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indian and Alaska Native students so that they can meet the same challenging state academic achievement standards as all other students.

*The annual performance report for the 2019-2020 school year has been delayed until 2021 because the state assessments were not able to be given due to school closures last spring.

Migrant Education Program Information and Facts

A primary goal of the migrant program is to increase literacy at home and assist in improving educational opportunities for migrant children to help meet the challenging state academic content, to graduate from high school, and be a responsible citizen of the community. 

How Does My Child Qualify for Migrant Program?

To qualify, any or all of your children have to meet the following conditions:

  1. Traveled 20 miles one way or crossed school district boundaries to go commercial fishing, subsistence fishing, clamming, or berry picking

  2. Spent a total of 7 nights / 8 days away from home during the subsistence season (does not have to be consecutive nights)T

  3. There is an economic need for commercial or subsistence activities

Children ages birth to 20 (22 if the child is receiving special education services) can qualify for the program. However, once a child has graduated with a diploma, they no longer qualify for services.

Migrant Education Evaluation

More information coming soon

Report to the Public

The Every Student Succeeds Act requires schools and districts disseminate information regarding School Accountability and Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs), attendance and graduation information, results of the state assessment, and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).  A report card is created at the district-wide level as well as each individual school.

PDF versions of reports cards for 2016-2017 and prior years are available to the right. Links to the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development's (EED) website where the report cards are available are below. You can find all report cards available online at EED's website. Contact the Lead Teacher/Principal of your school if you have questions or for a hard copy of the report card.

2019-2020 report cards for the district and each school have been made available by the Alaska Department of Education.

Title I-A Schoolwide Plans

A schoolwide program is a comprehensive reform strategy designed to upgrade the entire educational program in a Title I school; its primary goal is to ensure that all students, particularly those who are low-achieving, demonstrate proficient and advanced levels of achievement on State academic achievement standards.  This schoolwide reform strategy requires that a school-- 

  • Conduct a comprehensive needs assessment;

  • Identify and commit to specific goals and strategies that address those needs;  

  • Create a comprehensive plan; and  

  • Conduct an annual review of the effectiveness of the schoolwide program and revise the plan as necessary.

Adopting this strategy should result in an ongoing, comprehensive plan for school improvement that is owned by the entire school community and tailored to its unique needs.

The most current Title I-A Schoolwide plans are available on the rights side of this page. (coming soon)


 Southeast Island School District (SISD) does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status. SISD does not discriminate on the basis of sex in violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 in the educational programs or activities which it operates. SISD does not discriminate on the basis of disability in violation of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This includes admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs, services, and activities. Reports of non-compliance may be made to: Superintendent Sherry Becker, SISD Office, P.O. Box 19569, Thorne Bay, AK 99919; phone: 907-828-8254; fax: 907-828-8257