The Lac Vieux Desert Education Department is available to help with any K-12 and higher education needs. The Education Department is able to assist with upcoming school supplies needs, assisting with college student expenses, college student funding assistance, senior donations, a library stocked with movies, computers, and books, good grade incentives, and work clothes assistance, and job relocation assistance. 

The following programs are only available to enrolled Lac Vieux Desert Tribal Members.


K-12 School Incentive Program

This incentive program is available to all enrolled LVD Tribal children in grades K-12 who have perfect attendance or a specific GPA (grades 7-12 only).

Parents/Legal Guardians must complete a Records Request Form and return it to the Education Department to qualify for the K-12 School Incentive Program

Elementary Incentive

This incentive is for students in grades K-6. For each marking period (total of 4 periods) the student will receive:

HONOR ROLL 
$25.00

Every time the child makes the honor roll during a marking period they will receive a $25.00 reward.

REPORT CARDS
$25.00

There are 4 report cards, if a report card has an A, B, or C's, the child will receive a $25.00 reward.

PERFECT ATTENDANCE
$75.00

For perfect attendance per semester, the child will receive a $75.00 reward. 

HIGH SCHOOL INCENTIVE

This incentive is for students grades 7-12. For each semester, students with perfect attendance or a specific Grade Point Average (GPA) will receive:

2.0 - 2.9 GPA

$50.00

3.0 - 3.4 GPA

$75.00

3.5 - 4.0 GPA

$100.00

Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for all the incentive program advantages the student must have no disciplinary citations, no detentions, no truancy, no behavioral citations during the semester. 

Special Education, Special Needs and 504 students will qualify for the Incentive if the student has an IEP and follows the plan for the Semester.

 


Higher Education &
Vocational School


Higher Education

The Lac Vieux Desert Education Department now funds summer school, part-time, full-time college, orientation, and dorm room deposits. 

To get more information please look at the specifications and requirements in the Higher Education Packet below.

Any questions or concerns please contact the LVD Education Department directly.


Vocational Training School

The Lac Vieux Education Department funds one (1) Accredited Vocational Training (AVT) course in a 12-month period. 

For more information please look at the specification and requirements in the Vocational Training Packet below.

Any questions or concerns please contact the LVD Education Department directly. 

- All paperwork, and/or grades must be turned into the Lac Vieux Desert Education Department within 2 weeks of semester ending before any funds are sent to the educational institutions. -

- All requirements and specifications must be met in order to qualify for the Higher Education/Vocational School Funding programs -


JOB RELOCATION & WORK CLOTHES AGREEMENT

Lac Vieux Education Department has the ability to assist Tribal Members with Job Relocation Assistance, this is only available for full-time employment and is a once in a lifetime program with exceptions approved by the Tribal Council. 

If you qualify..

Lac Vieux Desert will pay the following:

  • Rent for one month
  • Food - $150.00
  • Mileage to your destination at federal rate
  • U-haul if necessary
  • Pay wages up to 2 weeks until first paycheck is received. 

You must secure a full-time job before any relocation monies are secured and have a letter from your employer stating you are hired full-time. 

You must stay employed for at least 6 months or you will be required to pay any tribally funded money received, back in a timely manner. 

For more specifications please review the Direct Employment Guidelines below.

Work Clothes

Lac Vieux Desert Education Department is willing to assist with any mandatory work clothes requirements. If qualified you can receive up to $200.00 for pants, shirts, and shoes expenses. 

Receipts must be turned in within two (2) weeks of the date the check was issued for the purchase of work clothes for the new job position. m

Any monies not spent must be returned to LVD Education Department, failing to do so will result in the issue being turned over to the Legal Department for collection. 

For more specifications please review the Direct Employment Work Clothes Agreement below.


MEET THE TEAM


June Saad

Education Department Director
906-358-4041 ext. 4312
Email: june.saad@lvd-nsn.gov


Laura Kopsi

Education Department Secretary

906-358-4041 ext. 4314

Email: laura.kopsi@lvd-nsn.gov 



FIND US HERE

E23968 Pow Wow Trail
P.O. Box 39
Watersmeet, MI 49969

Hours:
Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. CST

Phone: (906) 358 4041         Fax: (906) 358 4522