[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 38 (Monday, February 27, 2012)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-4503]
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE)
AGENCY: U.S. Department of Education.
ACTION: Notice of an open teleconference meeting.
SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an
upcoming teleconference meeting of the National Advisory Council on
Indian Education (the Council) and is intended to notify the general
public of the meeting. This notice also describes the functions of the
Council. Notice of the Council's meetings is required under Section
10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
Date and time: March 12, 2012--1 p.m.-5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
Location: The meeting will be conducted via conference call with
NACIE members. Up to 20 dial-in, listen-only phone lines will be made
available to the public on a first come, first serve basis. The
conference call number is 1.800.871.9060 and the participant code is
The public is also invited to attend the conference call meeting at
the U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Street SW., Room 1W105/
108, Washington, DC 20202-6400. Members of the public should report to
the security desk and a form of federal I.D. will be required for
security clearance and escorted access to the meeting room.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Advisory Council on Indian
Education is authorized by Section 7141 of the Elementary and Secondary
Education Act. The Council is established within the Department of
Education to advise the Secretary of Education on the funding and
administration (including the development of regulations, and
administrative policies and practices) of any program over which the
Secretary has jurisdiction and includes Indian children or adults as
participants or programs that may benefit Indian children or adults,
including any program established under Title VII, Part A of the
Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The Council submits to the
Congress, not later than June 30 of each year, a report on the
activities of the Council that includes recommendations the Council
considers appropriate for the improvement of Federal education programs
that include Indian children or adults as participants or that may
benefit Indian children or adults, and recommendations concerning the
funding of any such program. One of the Council's responsibilities is
to develop and provide recommendations to the Secretary of Education on
the funding and administration (including the development of
regulations, and administrative policies and practices) of any program
over which the Secretary has jurisdiction that can benefit Indian
children or adults participating in any program which could benefit
Indian children. The Council is convening this public meeting to
review, advise, and discuss the following items: (1) Recommendations to
the Secretary of Education concerning the funding and administration
(including the development of regulations and administrative policies
and practices) of programs; (2) review the Executive Order 13592
establishing the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska
Native Education (Initiative); (3) provide input on the
draft Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Education
and the Department of the Interior to improve American Indian/Alaska
Native education that will take advantage of both Departments'
expertise, resources, and facilities, as mandated in the Executive
Order; (4) receive an overview of the new State-Tribal Education
Partnership Pilot grant program; and (5) discuss and plan for the
development of the annual report to Congress.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jenelle Leonard, Designated Federal
Official, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department
of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20202. Telephone:
202-205-2161. Fax: 202-205-5870.
The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. If
you will need an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the meeting
(e.g., interpreting service, assistive listening device, or materials
in an alternate format), notify the contact person listed in this
notice by March 5, 2012. There will not be an opportunity for public
comment during this meeting; however, members of the public are
encouraged to submit written comments via email to
A report of the meeting activities and related matters that are
informative to the public and consistent with the policy of section 5
U.S.C. 552b(c) will be available to the public within 21 days of the
meeting. Records are kept of all Council proceedings and are available
for public inspection at the at the Office of Indian Education, United
States Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC
20202. Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
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Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary
[FR Doc. 2012-4503 Filed 2-24-12; 8:45 am]
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