The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District will host a virtual public hearing on its American Indian Education Program at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 12.

The hearing is required under the school district’s federal Title VI grant to support the education of Native American students from kindergarten through high school, and will cover the program and budget for the next school year. It will be conducted as a ZOOM meeting.

To participate, contact program specialist Mary Puthoff at mputhoff@lvsjud.org.

The school district’s American Indian Education Program provides support for students of Native American ancestry in Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton, Sunol, and Castro Valley. The district also operates a Native American Center, open to the public, at Lawrence Elementary School in Livermore.

The center includes artifacts and examples of Native American crafts, as well as a library with over 500 books available for check-out. In addition, it offers classes in crafts such as beadwork, cooking, dance, and drumming; hosts trips to museums, historical sites, and Native American events such as powwows; and sponsors a Native American dance group.