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State–Tribal Compact and Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Contract

Tribal School Types  

State–Tribal Education Compact Schools are operated according to the terms of a state–tribal education compact.
BIE Tribally Controlled Grant Schools are funded by the BIE and operated according to grant and (if applicable) inter-local agreement terms.
BIE Contract Schools are funded by the BIE and operated according to the terms of a contract with the BIE and (if applicable) any inter-local agreement.

Schools by Type

State-Tribal Education Compact 

Chief Kitsap Academy
Joe Davalos, Superintendent
360-394-8675
PO BOX 498
Suquamish, WA 98392
360-394-8566

State-Tribal Education Compact and BIE Tribally Controlled Grant 

Chief Leschi Schools (K–12)
Puyallup Tribal School System
Amy McFarland, Superintendent
5625-52 Street East
Puyallup WA 98371
253-445-6000
FAX 253-445-2350

Lummi Nation Schools (K–12)
Bernie Thomas, Director of Education
2334 Lummi View Drive
Bellingham WA 98226-9277
360-758-3149
FAX 360-758-4303

Muckleshoot Tribal School
John Lombardi, Chief School Administrator
15209 SE 376th Street
Auburn WA 98092
253-931-6709
FAX 253-939-5568

Quileute Tribal School (K–12)
Mark Jacobson, Superintendent
PO BOX 39
LaPush WA 98350
360-374-5609
FAX 360-374-9608

State-Tribal Education Compact and BIE Contract

Wa He Lut Indian School (K-8)
Harvey Whitford, Principal
11110 Conine Avenue SE
Olympia WA 98503
(Nisqually Community/ Franks Landing)
360-456-1311
FAX 360-456-1319

Yakama Nation Tribal Jr. /Sr. High School (8-12)
Frank Mesplie
PO BOX 151
Toppenish WA 98948
360-865-5121 Ext. 4516
FAX 360-865-6092

BIE Tribally Controlled Grant 

Paschal Sherman Indian School (K-9)
Cooperative Agreement with Omak S.D.
Nancy "Lynn" Palmanteer-Holder
169 North End Omak Lake Road
Omak WA 98841
(Colville Confederated Tribes)
360-422-7590
FAX 360-422-7538

Tribal Compact Agreements – Below are some of the Tribal Compacts that have been created by tribal nations and OSPI in setting up a tribe’s education programs, for reference.