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``SEC. 9204. NATIVE HAWAIIAN EDUCATION COUNCIL AND ISLAND COUNCILS.
- ``(a) Establishment of Native Hawaiian Education Council.--In order to better effectuate the purposes of this part through the coordination of educational and related services and programs available to Native Hawaiians, including those programs receiving funding under this part, the Secretary is authorized to establish a Native Hawaiian Education Council (hereafter in this part referred to as the `Education Council').
- ``(b) Composition of Education Council.--The Education Council shall consist of not more than 25 members, including a representative of--
- ``(1) each recipient of funds from the Secretary under this part;
- ``(2) the State of Hawai`i Department of Education;
- ``(3) the State of Hawai`i Office of Hawaiian Affairs;
- ``(4) Native Hawaiian educational organizations, such as Alu Like, Inc., Kamehameha Schools Bishop Estate, Hawaiian Language Immersion Advisory Council, Aha Punana Leo, and the Queen Lili`uokalani Trust and Children's Center; and
- ``(5) each Native Hawaiian education island council established under subsection (f).
- ``(c) Conditions and Terms.--At least three-fourths of the members of the Education Council shall be Native Hawaiians. Members of the Education Council shall be appointed for three-year terms.
- ``(d) Administrative Grant for the Education Council.--The Secretary shall make a direct grant to the Education Council in order to enable the Education Council to--
- ``(1) coordinate the educational and related services and programs available to Native Hawaiians, including the programs assisted under this part, and assess the extent to which such services and programs meet the needs of Native Hawaiians; and
- ``(2) provide direction and guidance, through the issuance of reports and recommendations, to appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies in order to focus and improve the use of resources, including resources made available under this part, on Native Hawaiian education.
- ``(e) Additional Duties of the Education Council.--
- ``(1) In general.--The Education Council shall provide copies of any reports and recommendations issued by the Education Council to the Secretary, the Committee on Indian Affairs of the Senate, and the Committee on Education and Labor of the House of Representatives, including any information that the Education Council provides to the Secretary pursuant to subsection (i).
- ``(2) Annual report.--The Education Council shall present to the Secretary an annual report on the Education Council's activities.
- ``(3) Island council support and assistance.--The Education Council shall provide such administrative support and financial assistance to the island councils established pursuant to subsection (f) as the Secretary deems appropriate.
- ``(f) Establishment of Island Councils.--
- ``(1) In general.--In order to better effectuate the purposes of this part and to ensure the adequate representation of island and community interests within the Education Council, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs of the State of Hawai`i is authorized to facilitate the establishment of Native Hawaiian education island councils (hereafter in this part referred to as `island councils') for the following islands:
- ``(A) Hawai`i.
- ``(B) Maui and Lana`i.
- ``(C) Moloka`i.
- ``(D) Kaua`i and Ni`ihau.
- ``(E) O`ahu.
- ``(2) Composition of island councils.--Each island council shall consist of parents, students, and other community members who have an interest in the education of Native Hawaiians, and shall be representative of the educational needs of all age groups, from preschool through adulthood. At least three-fourths of the members of each island council shall be Native Hawaiians
- ``(g) Administrative Provisions Relating to Education Council and Island Councils.--The Education Council and each island council shall meet at the call of the chairperson of the respective council, or upon the request of the majority of the members of the respective council, but in any event not less than four times during each calendar year. The provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act shall not apply to the Education Council and each island council.
- ``(h) Compensation.--Members of the Education Council and each island council shall not receive any compensation for services on the Education Council and each island council, respectively.
- ``(i) Report.--Not later than four years after the date of the enactment of the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994, the Secretary shall prepare and submit to the Committee on Indian Affairs of the Senate, and the Committee on Education and Labor of the House of Representatives, a report which summarizes the annual reports of the Education Council, describes the allocation and utilization of funds under this part, and contains recommendations for changes in Federal, State, and local policy to advance the purposes of this part.
- ``(j) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized to be appropriated $500,000 for fiscal year 1995, and such sums as may be necessary for each of the 4 succeeding fiscal years, to carry out this section. Funds appropriated under the authority of this subsection shall remain available until expended.
SEC. 9203. PURPOSE.
SEC. 9205. NATIVE HAWAIIAN FAMILY-BASED EDUCATION CENTERS.