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Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education

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AGENCY:

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE), U.S. Department of Education.

ACTION:

Announcement of an open meeting.

SUMMARY:

This notice sets forth the agenda for an upcoming public meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE). Notice of the meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and is intended to notify members of the public who may be interested in attending. This notice is being posted late because of difficulties ensuring the availability of enough members to constitute a quorum.

DATES:

The NACIE meetings will be held on September 11-12, 2019 from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (EST).

ADDRESSES:

The September 11 meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20202, Room 1W113. The September 12 meeting will also be held at the U.S. Department of Education in Room 1W128.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Angeline Boulley, Director of the Office of Indian Education (OIE)/Designated Federal Official, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: 202-453-7042, Email: Angeline.Boulley@ed.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Statutory Authority and Function: NACIE is authorized by section 6141 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. NACIE is established within the U.S. Department of Education to advise the Secretary of Education (Secretary) and the Secretary of Interior 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 that Start Printed Page 46718may benefit Indian children or adults, including any program established under Title VI, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. In addition, NACIE advises the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education, in accordance with section 5(a) of Executive Order 13592. NACIE submits to the Congress each year a report on the activities of the Council and include recommendations that are considered 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.

Meeting Agenda: The purpose of the meeting is to convene NACIE to conduct the following business:

September 11

(1) Welcome and Introductions; (2) Presentation—White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education (WHIAIANE); (3) Presentation—Office of Special Education Programs; (4) Presentation—Director of the National Indian Education Association (NIEA); (5) Discussion of Data Requests for the NACIE 2020 Annual Report to Congress; (6) Discussion on NACIE Vacancies; and (7) Confirmation of NACIE Calendar for 2019-2010.

September 12

(1) Presentation—Office of Program and Grantee Support Services; (2) Presentation—Native American-Serving Non-Tribal Institutions Program; (3) Presentation—Bureau of Indian Education; (4) Presentation—Office of Indian Education (OIE); and (5) Public Comments.

Access to the Meeting: All attendees must RSVP for the meeting to ensure there is sufficient space to accommodate everyone. Please RSVP via email to Angeline.Boulley@ed.gov no later than September 9, 2019. There will be online and teleconference capabilities for individuals who would like to remotely attend the meeting. To pre-register for online or teleconference attendance: https://tinyurl.com/​y4959f5a.

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To join by telephone use call-in toll-free number 1-800-832-0736. Access code: 6241321.

Public Comment: If you would like to provide public comment, please submit your request no later than September 9, 2019 to Angeline.Boulley@ed.gov. Speakers will have five (5) minutes to provide a comment, with a limit of one hour available for public comment. Members of the public interested in submitting written comments may do so via email at Angeline.Boulley@ed.gov. Comments should pertain to the work of NACIE and/or the Office of Indian Education.

Reasonable Accommodations: The hearing 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 Brandon Dent on 202-453-6450 or at brandon.dent@ed.gov no later than September 3, 2019. Although we will attempt to meet a request received after the request due date, we may not be able to make available the requested auxiliary aid or service because of insufficient time to make arrangements.

Access to Records of the Meeting: The Department will post the official report of the meeting on the OESE website at: http://www2.ed.gov/​about/​offices/​list/​oese/​index.html?​src=​oc 21 days after the meeting. Pursuant to the FACA, the public may also inspect NACIE records at the Office of Indian Education, United States Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20202, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Please email to schedule an appointment. Angeline.Boulley@ed.gov or by calling Erica Outlaw at (202) 358-3144 to schedule an appointment.

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Authority: Sec. 6141 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) as amended by Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (20 U.S.C. 7471).

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Frank T. Brogan,

Assistant Secretary Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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[FR Doc. 2019-19164 Filed 9-4-19; 8:45 am]

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