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National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE)

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AGENCY:

U.S. Department of Education.

ACTION:

Notice of an open meeting with a closed session.

SUMMARY:

This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming 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: November 3-4, 2010;

November 3, 2010—11 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

November 4, 2010—11 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Location: Holiday Inn—Washington Capitol, Columbia Room, 550 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20024. Phone: (202) 479-4000. Web site: http:// www.NACIE-ED.org (To RSVP, and for NACIE Meeting Updates, and Final Agenda).

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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.

The purpose of this meeting is to convene the Council for the first meeting at which time the Council will elect a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson. Additionally, the Council will commence its responsibilities for developing 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 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 as well as the report to Congress.

On November 3, 2010, the Council will meet in closed session from 8:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. to receive Ethics training, review their roles and responsibilities as a Council member, and review and discuss the details of their appointment as special government employees. These discussions pertain solely to internal personnel rules and practices of an agency and will disclose information of a personal nature where disclosure would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. As such, the discussions are protected by exemptions 2 and 6 of section 552b(c) of Title 5 U.S.C. In addition, members will meet in closed session to deliberate on recommendations to the Secretary of Education for a Director of the Office of Indian Education. This closed discussion will take place November 4, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. This discussion pertains solely to internal personnel rules and practices of an agency and will disclose information of a personal nature where disclosure would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. As such, Start Printed Page 64717this discussion is protected by exemptions 2 and 6 of section 552b(c) of Title 5 U.S.C.

Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the meeting (e.g., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, or material in alternative format) should notify Terrie Nelson at (202) 401-0424 no later than October 25, 2010. We will make every attempt to meet requests for accommodations after this date, but, cannot guarantee their availability. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Public Comment: Time is scheduled on the agenda to receive public comment at approximately 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time November 4, 2010. OR Those members of the public interested in submitting written comments may do so by submitting comments to the attention of Jenelle Leonard, Office of Indian Education, U.S. Department of Education, and 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 3W203, Washington, DC 20202-6400 by October 28, 2010.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Jenelle Leonard, Acting Director, Office of Indian Education, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: 202-205-2161. Fax: 202-205-5870.

Detailed minutes of the meeting, including a summary of the activities of the closed session 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 14 days of the meeting. Records are kept of all Council proceedings and are available for public inspection 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.

Electronic Access to This Document: You may view this document, as well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/​news/​fedregister/​index.html.

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Note:

The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/​nara/​index.html.

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Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana,

Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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[FR Doc. 2010-26405 Filed 10-19-10; 8:45 am]

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