[Federal Register: February 3, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 22)]
[Page 5509]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education

ACTION: Submission for OMB review; comment request.


SUMMARY: The Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer, invites comments on the submission for OMB review 
as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
March 5, 1998.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Dan Chenok, Desk 
Officer, Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget, 725
17th Street, NW., Room 10235, New Executive Office Building, 
Washington, DC 20503. Requests for copies of the proposed information 
collection requests should be addressed to Patrick J. Sherrill, 
Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 5624, 
Regional Office Building 3, Washington, DC 20202-4651.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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.

    Dated: January 28, 1998.
Gloria Parker,
Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information 

Office of the Under Secretary

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Targeting and Resource Allocation Study.
    Abstract: This study will examine targeting and resource allocation 
in major federal education programs, including Title I, Title II 
(Eisenhower Professional Development), Title IV (Safe and Drug-Free 
Schools and Communities), Title VI, and Goals 2000. The study will 
examine how resources are allocated among various strategies for 
improving student achievement, how the use of resources varies across 
schools and districts (e.g., by school poverty levels and size of 
allocation), and changes in the targeting of funds since the 
reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in 
1994. The study will examine the extent to which funds are being used 
for strategies highlighted in Goals 2000 and the reauthorized 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act, including professional 
development, extended time, parent involvement, coordinated services, 
and schoolwide approaches. The study will obtain information on the 
kinds of expenditures, staff, and activities are typically associated 
with different strategies; and how resource allocation decisions are 
made. The study will also examine the amount of federal funds retained 
at the state and district levels for administrative and other purposes, 
how those funds are used, and how much of the funds reach the school 
    Additional Information: The final report for this study is expected 
to be completed in January 1999. Findings from this study will also be 
included in the final report of the National Assessment required under 
Sections 1501(a) and 14701(b)(1)(B) of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act (also due in January 1999).
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: State education agencies, school districts and 
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 6,097.
      Burden Hours: 6,000.
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