[Federal Register: December 5, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 234)]
[Page 64370-64371]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request.


SUMMARY: The Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed information 
collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
February 3, 1998.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and requests for copies of the proposed 
information collection requests should be addressed to Patrick J. 
Sherrill, Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 
5624, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, DC 20202-4651.

Patrick J. Sherrill, (202) 708-8196. Individuals who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339, between 8 a.m. and 
8 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an 
early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB 
may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the 
extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat 
the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal 
law, or substantially interfere with any agency's ability to perform 
its statutory obligations. The Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office 
of the Chief Information Officer, publishes this notice containing 
proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these 
requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by 
office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g., 
new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) 
Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and 
proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of 
collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites 
public comment at the address specified above. Copies of the requests 
are available from Patrick J. Sherrill at the address specified above.
    The Department of Education is especially interested in public 
comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection 
necessary to the proper functions of the Department, (2) will this 
information be processed and used in a timely manner, (3) is the 
estimate of burden accurate, (4) how might the Department enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and 
(5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on 
the respondents, including through the use of information technology.

    Dated: December 1, 1997.
Gloria Parker,
Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information 

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Research on Charter Schools and Student with Disabilities.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; State, local or Tribal 
Gov't SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting Burden and Recordkeeping:
      Responses: 832.

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      Burden Hours: 1,632.
    Abstract: The success to date of the charter schools movement has 
resulted from the opportunities the schools provide for site-based 
management free of many regulations, and for instructional and other 
innovations, parent choice, specialized services to specific 
populations, and public accountability. This data collection will allow 
the Department of Education to assemble information on the reasons 
parents are enrolling students with disabilities in charter schools, 
the services provided by the schools, the schools' outcome goals, the 
student outcome measures the schools employ, and the students' success 
in the schools. Subjects will include educators, parents, and students.

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: A Study of Charter Schools.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State, local or 
Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting Burden and Recordkeeping:
      Responses: 4,611.
      Burden Hours: 2,365.
    Abstract: This four-year study of charter schools will examine the 
impact of charter schools on student achievement, on education reform, 
and on an array of other issues. The study includes an annual survey of 
the universe of charter schools and intensive site visits at a sample 
of charter schools.

[FR Doc. 97-31848 Filed 12-4-97; 8:45 am]