Advisory Board for Exceptional Children sets next meeting in Kansas


A view of Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas. Photo from Facebook

The Bureau of Indian Education will hold a meeting of the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children in Lawrence, Kansas, next month.

Congress created the board through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004. It consists of educators, parents, tribal leaders and experts who advise the agency on ways to meet the needs of Indian children with disabilities, who represent about 13 percent of the student population.

"Currently, the BIE education system serves approximately 49,000 elementary and secondary students; of these students, approximately 6,400 have disabilities," the board's most recent annual report stated.

The meeting will take place on September 15-16 at the Regents Room, Navarre Hall, Haskell Indian Nations University, 155 Indian Avenue, Lawrence, Kansas, according to a notice that was published in the Federal Register on Monday.

Federal Register Notice:
Advisory Board for Exceptional Children (August 8, 2016)

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