Dear Colleague Letter on Frequently Asked Questions about Tribal Consultation—September 26, 2016

In this document, the U.S. Department of Education outlines the requirements of section 8538 under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Section 8538 requires local education agencies (LEAs) to consult with Indian tribes and tribal organizations on issues impacting Native students. In doing so, the purpose is to develop and encourage collaboration between Indian tribes and LEAs.

The Frequently Asked Questions included further outline section 8538 requirements and how LEAs can implement collaborative efforts with Indian tribes and tribal organizations.