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Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Advisory Committee

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AGENCY:

Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, Education.

ACTION:

Notice of open meeting.

SUMMARY:

This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming open meeting of The Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Advisory Committee. The notice also describes the functions of the Committee. Notice of this meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the public of their opportunity to attend.

DATES:

Tuesday, January 16, 2006 and Wednesday, January 17, 2007.

Time: January 16,, 2007: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; January 17, 2007: 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

ADDRESSES:

The Committee will meet at the U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Catherine Davis, Executive Director, The Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Advisory Committee, Room 1E110B, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC, telephone: (202) 205-4159, e-mail: OSDFSC@ed.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Committee was established to provide advice to the Secretary of Federal, State, and local programs designed to create safe and drug-free schools, and on issues related to crisis planning. The focus of this meeting is to address the new tasks assigned to the Advisory Committee as a result of the Conference on School Safety held on October 10, 2006. Issues to be discussed include: coordination with non-public schools on safety and emergency plans; the unique needs of urban and rural districts; and the mental health/trauma needs of students. The agenda includes panel presentations by invited speakers providing an overview of the issues, as well as discussion by the Committee. Further, the Committee will address strategies to accomplish their mission as it is stated in the Committee charter.

Individuals who need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the meeting (e.g., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, or materials in alternative formats) should notify Catherine Davis at OSDFSC@ed.gov or (202) 250-4169 no lager than January 9, 2007. We will attempt to meet requests for accommodations after this date but cannot guarantee their availability. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Individuals interested in attending the meeting must register in advance because limited space is available at the meeting site. Please notify Catherine Davis at OSDFSC@ed.gov or (202) 205-4169 of your intention to attend the meeting.

Opportunities for public comment are available on January 17 from 8:40-9:15 a.m. on a first come, first served basis. Comments presented at the meeting are limited to 5 minutes in length. Written comments to accompany oral remarks are optional. Five copies of written comments are recommended and should be submitted to the committee Chairman at the meeting.

Request for Written Comments: We invite the public to submit written comments relevant to the focus of the Advisory Committee. We would like to receive written comments from members of the public no later than April 30, 2007.

ADDRESSES:

Submit all comments to the Advisory Committee using one of the following methods: 1. Internet. We encourage the public to submit comments through the Internet to the following address: OSDFSC@ed.gov 2. Mail. The public may also submit comments via mail to Catherine Davis, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 1E110B, Washington, DC 20202. Due to delays in mail delivery caused by heightened security, please allow adequate time for the mail to be received.

Records are kept of all Committee proceedings and are available for public inspection at the staff office for the Committee from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Raymond Simon,

U.S. Department of Education.

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[FR Doc. 06-9909 Filed 12-27-06; 8:45 am]

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