Community , Education

Upcoming Osage Nation JOM school supplies distributions

It’s that time of year again for parents to begin preparation for their children to attend school. The Johnson O’Malley program is here to help by offering free school supplies for those Native American children that qualify.

Parents will need to provide a copy of their child’s CDIB or tribal membership card, if it is not already on file, and should plan to make copies ahead of time. Parent committees may not have access to copy machines at the sites.

  • Pawhuska JOM school supply distribution (for JOM students enrolled at Pawhuska schools):  July 27-29 from 4-7 p.m. at the Osage County Health Department
  • Skiatook JOM school supplies distribution (for JOM students enrolled at Skiatook schools): Friday, Aug. 5, at the high school commons area from 6-8 p.m. or until supplies are gone.
  • Woodland JOM school supplies distribution (for JOM students enrolled at Woodland schools): Friday, Aug. 5, at the Woodland Elementary School in Fairfax from 6-8 p.m.
  • Hominy JOM school supplies distribution (for JOM students enrolled at Hominy schools): Friday, Aug. 12, at the city pool at 6:30 p.m.

Please be patient during these events. The JOM committees are volunteer organizations. The parents that participate do so for the benefit of the American Indian students and do not receive compensation for their time.

The mission of the Johnson O’Malley Program is to provide supplementary financial assistance to meet the unique and specialized education needs of American Indian students enrolled in one of the public schools served by the Osage Nation. Please contact Avis Ballard at (918) 287-5545 or email her at aballard@osagenation-nsn.gov for more information about this program.