Posted: April 15, 2019
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is announcing that the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children will hold its next meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The purpose of the meeting is to meet the mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) for Indian children with disabilities.
The Advisory Board will hold an orientation session for members only on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mountain Time. The public meeting of the Advisory Board meeting will start Wednesday, May 1, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. On Thursday, May 2, 2019, and Friday, May 3, 2019, all Advisory Board members will meet in-session from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mountain Time.
The orientation and public meetings will be held at the 1011 Indian School Road NW, Large Conference Room 326, in Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104; telephone number (480) 777-7986.
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the BIE is announcing that the Advisory Board will hold its next meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Advisory Board was established under the Individuals with Disabilities Act of 2004 (20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq.) to advise the Secretary of the Interior, through the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, on the needs of Indian children with disabilities. The meeting is open to the public.
The following items will be on the agenda:
Orientation session for new Advisory Board members
Report from Tony Dearman, Director, BIE Director's Office
Report from Dr. Jeffrey Hamley Associate Deputy Director, BIE, Division of Performance and Accountability (DPA)
Report from Donald Griffin, Supervisory Education Specialist, BIE/DPA
Discussion with BIE Senior management to discuss special education topics related regarding students with disabilities
Work on priorities, advice and recommendations for 2019
Public comments (via teleconference call, Friday, May 3, 2019 meeting only *)
* During the May 3, 2019, meeting, time has been set aside for public comment via conference call from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mountain Time. The call-in information is: telephone number 1-888-417-0376, passcode 1509140. Public comments can also be made in-person at the meeting site, emailed to the DFO at firstname.lastname@example.org, or faxed to (602) 265-0293 to the attention of Jennifer Davis, DFO, or mailed or hand-delivered to the Bureau of Indian Education, Attention: Jennifer Davis, DFO, 2600 N Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, Arizona 85004.