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School Closures

For BIE School Reopening Guidance, visit the Bureau of Indian Education website

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) is actively involved in supporting the Federal response to COVID-19, including collaboration with federal agencies including the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Education (ED) and Agriculture (USDA), as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Disaster Distress Helpline

On March 14, the BIE sent guidance and the communications protocol regarding the closure of a BIE funded school location due to risks posed by COVID-19 that create facility conditions that may constitute an immediate hazard to health and safety to school administrators. This guidance is specific to BIE and does not apply to existing DOI or Indian Affairs (IA) policies and guidance. Established closure procedures allow for timely response, efficient and accurate communication, organized operations, and the proper allocation of time and resources.  

There is no higher priority than protecting the safety of our students, employees and communities. There are a number of resources we request administrators, parents and students to review. These includes:

BIE closure of Bureau Operated schools and Off Reservation Boarding Schools are approved on a case by case basis to match local and state needs and closure letters to administrators, parents and tribal leaders. 

School  Maintenance and Security Guidance

The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) must remain committed to maintaining the physical structures and school environments in a safe, clean, secure and healthy manner in the further interest of students and for community safety. The guidance is provided, as a minimum, list of duties and responsibilities for securing and maintaining unoccupied buildings.

As of March 23, all 185 BIE schools are closed.

Closed State Reservation Name Tribe SCHOOL NAME
Closed AZ Navajo Navajo Nation Black Mesa Community School
Closed AZ Gila River Gila River Indian Community Blackwater Community School
Closed AZ Gila River Gila River Indian Community Casa Blanca Community School
Closed AZ Navajo Navajo Nation Chilchinbeto Community School
Closed AZ Navajo Navajo Nation Cottonwood Day School
Closed AZ Navajo Navajo Nation Cove Day School
Closed AZ Navajo Navajo Nation Dennehotso Boarding School
Closed AZ Navajo Navajo Nation Dilcon Community School
Closed AZ White Mountain Apache White Mountain Apache Dishchii'bikoh Community School (Cibecue)
Closed AZ Hopi Hopi Tribe First Mesa Elementary School
Closed AZ Gila River Gila River Indian Community Gila Crossing Community School
Closed AZ Navajo Navajo Nation Greasewood Springs Community School, Inc.
Closed AZ Navajo Navajo Nation Greyhills Academy High School
Closed AZ Havasupai Havasupai Havasupai Elementary School
Closed AZ Hopi Hopi Tribe Hopi Day School
Closed AZ Hopi Hopi Tribe Hopi Jr/Sr High School
Closed AZ Hopi Hopi Tribe Hotevilla Bacavi Community School
Closed AZ Navajo Navajo Nation Hunters Point Boarding School
Closed AZ Navajo Navajo Nation Jeehdeez'a Academy, Inc.
Closed AZ White Mountain Apache White Mountain Apache John F. Kennedy Day School
Closed AZ Navajo Navajo Nation Kaibeto Boarding School
Closed AZ Navajo Navajo Nation Kayenta Community School
Closed AZ Hopi Hopi Tribe Keams Canyon Elementary School
Closed AZ Navajo Navajo Nation Kin Dah Lichi'i Olta
Closed AZ Navajo Navajo Nation KinLani Bordertown Dormitory
Closed AZ Navajo Navajo Nation Leupp School, Inc.
Closed AZ Navajo Navajo Nation Little Singer Community School
Closed AZ Navajo Navajo Nation Lukachukai Community School
Closed AZ Navajo Navajo Nation Many Farms Community School
Closed AZ Navajo Navajo Nation Many Farms High School
Closed AZ Hopi Hopi Tribe Moencopi Day School
Closed AZ Navajo Navajo Nation NaaTsis'Aan
Closed AZ Navajo Navajo Nation Nazlini Community School
Closed AZ Navajo Navajo Nation Pine Springs Day School
Closed AZ Navajo Navajo Nation Pinon Community School
Closed AZ Navajo Navajo Nation Red Rock Day School
Closed AZ Navajo Navajo Nation Rock Point Community School
Closed AZ Navajo Navajo Nation Rocky Ridge Boarding School
Closed AZ Navajo Navajo Nation Rough Rock Community School
Closed AZ Salt River Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community Salt River Elementary School
Closed AZ Tohono O'odham Tohono O'odham San Simon School
Closed AZ Tohono O'odham Tohono O'odham Santa Rosa Day School
Closed AZ Tohono O'odham Tohono O'odham Santa Rosa Ranch School
Closed AZ Navajo Navajo Nation Seba Dalkai Boarding School
Closed AZ Hopi Hopi Tribe Second Mesa Day School
Closed AZ Navajo Navajo Nation Shonto Preparatory School
Closed AZ White Mountain Apache White Mountain Apache Theodore Roosevelt School
Closed AZ Navajo Navajo Nation T'iis Nazbas Community School
Closed AZ Navajo Navajo Nation T'iisyaakin Residential Hall (Holbrook)
Closed AZ Tohono O'odham Tohono O'odham Tohono O'odham High School
Closed AZ Navajo Navajo Nation Tonalea (Red Lake) Day School
Closed AZ Navajo Navajo Nation Tuba City Boarding School
Closed AZ Navajo Navajo Nation Wide Ruins Community School
Closed AZ Navajo Navajo Nation Winslow Residential Hall
Closed CA Soboba Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians Noli School
Closed CA Off Reservation   Sherman Indian High School
Closed FL Seminole Seminole Ahfachkee Day School
Closed FL Miccosukee Miccosukee Miccosukee Indian School
Closed IA Sac & Fox of Iowa Sac & Fox of Iowa Meskwaki Settlement School
Closed ID Coeur d'Alene Coeur d'Alene Coeur d'Alene Tribal School
Closed ID Ft Hall Shoshone Bannock Tribes Shoshone-Bannock School District No, 512
Closed KS Kickapoo of Kansas Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas Kickapoo Nation School
Closed LA Chitimacha Chitimacha Tribe Chitimacha Tribal School
Closed ME Passamaquoddy Passamaquoddy Tribe Beatrice Rafferty School
Closed ME Penobscot Tribe of Maine Penobscot Tribe of Maine Indian Island School
Closed ME Passamaquoddy Passamaquoddy Tribe Indian Township School
Closed MI Hannahville Hannahville Indian Tribe Hannahville Indian School
Closed MI Sault Ste. Marie Sault Ste. Marie Tribe Joseph K. Lumsden Bahweting Anishnabe School
Closed MN Leech Lake Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School
Closed MN White Earth White Earth Ojibwe Tribe Circle of Life Survival School
Closed MN Fond du Luc Fond du Luc Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Fond du Lac Ojibwe School
Closed MN Mille Lacs Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Nay-Ah-Shing School
Closed MS Mississippi Choctaw Mississippi Choctaw Choctaw Central High School
Closed MS Mississippi Choctaw Mississippi Choctaw Choctaw Central Middle School
Closed MS Mississippi Choctaw Mississippi Choctaw Choctaw/Bogue Chitto Elementary School
Closed MS Mississippi Choctaw Mississippi Choctaw Conehatta Elementary School
Closed MS Mississippi Choctaw Mississippi Choctaw Pearl River Elementary School
Closed MS Mississippi Choctaw Mississippi Choctaw Red Water Elementary School
Closed MS Mississippi Choctaw Mississippi Choctaw Standing Pine Elementary School
Closed MS Mississippi Choctaw Mississippi Choctaw Tucker Elementary School
Closed MT Blackfeet Blackfeet Nation Blackfeet Dormitory
Closed MT Northern Cheyenne Northern Cheyenne Nation Northern Cheyenne Tribal School
Closed MT Flat Head Flat Head Indian Reservation Two Eagle River School
Closed NC North Carolina Cherokee Eastern Band of Cherokee Cherokee Central Elementary /High School
Closed ND Off Reservation   Circle of Nations
Closed ND Turtle Mountain Turtle Mountain Dunseith Day School
Closed ND Fort Berthold Three Affiliated Tribes Mandaree Day School
Closed ND Turtle Mountain Turtle Mountain Ojibwa Indian School
Closed ND Standing Rock Standing Rock Standing Rock Community School
Closed ND Spirit Lake Spirit Lake Tribe Tate Topa Tribal School
Closed ND Off Reservation   Theodore Jamerson Elementary School
Closed ND Turtle Mountain Turtle Mountain Turtle Mountain Elementary /Middle School
Closed ND Turtle Mountain Turtle Mountain Turtle Mountain High School
Closed ND Fort Berthold Three Affiliated Tribes Twin Buttes Day School
Closed ND Fort Berthold Three Affiliated Tribes White Shield School
Closed NM Navajo Navajo Nation Alamo Navajo Community School
Closed NM Navajo Navajo Nation Atsá Biyáázh Community School
Closed NM Navajo Navajo Nation Baca/Dlo'ay Azhi Community School
Closed NM Navajo Navajo Nation Beclabito Day School
Closed NM Navajo Navajo Nation Bread Springs Day School
Closed NM Navajo Navajo Nation Chi Chil'tah Community School
Closed NM Navajo Navajo Nation Ch'ooshgai Community School
Closed NM Navajo Navajo Nation Crystal Boarding School
Closed NM Navajo Navajo Nation Dibe Yazhi Habitiin Olta', Inc. (Borrego Pass )
Closed NM Navajo Navajo Nation Dzilth-Na-O-Dith-Hle Community School
Closed NM Navajo Navajo Nation Hanáádlį Community School/Dormitory, Inc.
Closed NM Pueblo of Isleta Pueblo of Isleta Isleta Elementary School
Closed NM Pueblo of Jemez Pueblo of Jemez Jemez Day School
Closed NM Jicarilla Apache Jicarilla Apache Jicarilla Dormitory
Closed NM Pueblo of Santa Clara Pueblo of Santa Clara Kha'p'o Community School; Santa Clara Day School
Closed NM Navajo Navajo Nation Kinteel Residential Academy (Aztec Dorm)
Closed NM Pueblo of Laguna Pueblo of Laguna Laguna Elementary / Middle School
Closed NM Navajo Navajo Nation Lake Valley Navajo School
Closed NM Navajo Navajo Nation Mariano Lake Community School
Closed NM Mescalero Apache Mescalero Apache Mescalero Apache School
Closed NM Navajo Navajo Nation Na'Neelzhiin Ji'Olta (Torreon)
Closed NM Navajo Navajo Nation Navajo Preparatory School
Closed NM Navajo Navajo Nation Nenahnezad Community School
Closed NM Pueblo of Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo of Ohkay Owingeh Ohkay Owingeh Community School
Closed NM Navajo Navajo Nation Ojo Encino Day School
Closed NM Navajo Navajo Nation Pine Hill Schools
Closed NM Navajo Navajo Nation Pueblo Pintado Community School
Closed NM Pueblo of San Felipe Pueblo of San Felipe San Felipe Pueblo Elementary School
Closed NM Pueblo of San Ildefonso Pueblo of San Ildefonso San Ildefonso Day School
Closed NM Navajo Navajo Nation Sanostee Day School
Closed NM Off Reservation   Santa Fe Indian School
Closed NM Navajo Navajo Nation Shiprock Northwest High School
Closed NM Navajo Navajo Nation Shiprock Reservation Dormitory 
Closed NM Pueblo of Acoma Pueblo of Acoma Sky City Community School; Haak'u Community Academy
Closed NM Pueblo of Taos Pueblo of Taos Taos Day School
Closed NM Pueblo of Tesuque Pueblo of Tesuque Te Tse Geh Oweenge Day School
Closed NM Navajo Navajo Nation T'iis Ts'ozi Bi'Olta' (Crownpoint)
Closed NM Navajo Navajo Nation Tohaali' Community School
Closed NM Navajo Navajo Nation To'hajiilee Day School
Closed NM Navajo Navajo Nation Tse'ii'ahi' Community School (Standing Rock)
Closed NM Pueblo of Zia Pueblo of Zia T'siya Day School (Zia)
Closed NM Navajo Navajo Nation Wingate Elementary School
Closed NM Navajo Navajo Nation Wingate High School
Closed NV Duckwater Duckwater Shoshone Tribe Duckwater Shoshone Elementary School
Closed NV Pyramid Lake Pyramid Lake Band of Paiute Indians Pyramid Lake High School
Closed OK Off Reservation   Chickasaw Children's Village
Closed OK Off Reservation   Eufaula Dormitory
Closed OK Off Reservation   Jones Academy
Closed OK Off Reservation   Riverside Indian School
Closed OK Off Reservation   Sequoyah High School
Closed OR Off Reservation   Chemawa Indian School
Closed SD Pine Ridge Oglala Sioux American Horse School
Closed SD Cheyenne River Cheyenne River Cheyenne-Eagle Butte School
Closed SD Pine Ridge Oglala Sioux Crazy Horse School
Closed SD Crow Creek Crow Creek Sioux Crow Creek Reservation High School
Closed SD Crow Creek Crow Creek Sioux Crow Creek Sioux Tribal Elementary School
Closed SD Lake Traverse Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Enemy Swim Day School
Closed SD Off Reservation   Flandreau Indian Boarding School
Closed SD Pine Ridge Oglala Sioux Little Wound School
Closed SD Pine Ridge Oglala Sioux Loneman Day School
Closed SD Lower Brule Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Lower Brule Day School
Closed SD Yankton Yankton Sioux Tribe Marty Indian School
Closed SD Off Reservation   Pierre Indian Learning Center
Closed SD Pine Ridge Oglala Sioux Pine Ridge School
Closed SD Pine Ridge Oglala Sioux Porcupine Day School
Closed SD Standing Rock Standing Rock Rock Creek Grant School
Closed SD Rosebud Rosebud Sioux Tribe Sicangu Owayawa Oti (Rosebud Dormitory)
Closed SD Standing Rock Standing Rock Sitting Bull School 
Closed SD Rosebud Rosebud Sioux Tribe St Francis Indian School
Closed SD Cheyenne River Cheyenne River Takini School
Closed SD Lake Traverse Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tiospa Zina Tribal School
Closed SD Cheyenne River Cheyenne River Tiospaye Topa School
Closed SD Pine Ridge Oglala Sioux Wounded Knee District School
Closed UT Navajo Navajo Nation Aneth Community School
Closed UT Navajo Navajo Nation Richfield Residential Hall
Closed UT Navajo Navajo Nation Richfield High School
Closed WA Puyallup Puyallup Tribe of Indians Chief Leschi School
Closed WA Lummi Lummi Nation Lummi High School
Closed WA Lummi Lummi Nation Lummi Tribal School System
Closed WA Muckleshoot Muckleshoot Indian Tribe Muckleshoot Tribal School
Closed WA Colville Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation Paschal Sherman Indian School
Closed WA Quileute Quileute Nation Quileute Tribal School
Closed WA Off Reservation   Wa He Lut Indian School
Closed WA Yakama Yakama Nation Yakama Nation Tribal School
Closed WI Lac Courte Oreilles Lac Courte Oreilles Band Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa School
Closed WI Menominee Menominee Indian Tribe Menominee Tribal School
Closed WI Oneida Oneida Nation Oneida Nation School
Closed WY Wind River Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapahoe St Stephens Indian School

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