[Federal Register: January 16, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 10)]
[Page 3558-3559]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Submission of Data by State Educational Agencies

AGENCY: National Center for Education Statistics, Department of 

ACTION: Notice of dates of submission of State revenue and expenditure 
reports for fiscal year 2000 and of revisions to those reports.


SUMMARY: The Secretary of Education announces dates for the submission 
by State educational agencies (SEAs) of expenditure and revenue data 
and average daily attendance statistics on ED Form 2447 (the National 
Public Education Financial Survey) for fiscal year (FY) 2000. The 
Secretary sets these dates to ensure that data are available to serve 
as the basis for timely distribution of Federal funds. The U.S. Bureau 
of the Census is the data collection agent for the Department's 
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The data will be 
published by NCES and will be used by the Secretary in the calculation 
of allocations for FY 2002 appropriated funds.

DATES: The date on which submissions will first be accepted is March 
15, 2001. The mandatory deadline for the final submission of all data, 
including any revisions to previously submitted data, is September 4, 

ADDRESSES: SEAs may mail ED Form 2447 to: Bureau of the Census, 
ATTENTION: Governments Division, Washington, DC 20233-6800.
    Alternatively, SEAs may hand deliver submissions by 4 p.m. (Eastern 
Time) to: Governments Division, Bureau of the Census, 8905 Presidential 
Parkway, Washington Plaza II, Room 508, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.
    If an SEA's submission is received by the Bureau of the Census 
after September 4, 2001 in order for the submission to be accepted, the 
SEA must show one of the following as proof that the submission was 
mailed on or before the mandatory deadline date:
    1. A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark.
    2. A legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the 
U.S. Postal Service.
    3. A dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial 
    4. Any other proof of mailing acceptable to the Secretary.
    If the SEA mails ED Form 2447 through the U.S. Postal Service, the 
Secretary does not accept either of the following as proof of mailing:
    1. A private metered postmark.
    2. A mail receipt that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service.

    Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a dated 
postmark. Before relying on this method, an SEA should check with 
its local post office.

Bureau of the Census, ATTENTION: Governments Division, Washington, DC 
20233-6800. Telephone: (301) 457-1574. If you use a telecommunications 
device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Information Relay 
Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to: Frank Johnson, National Center for Education 
Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC 20208-5651. 
Telephone: (202) 502-7362.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the authority of section 404(a) of the 
National Education Statistics Act of 1994 (20 U.S.C. 9003(a)), which 
authorizes NCES to gather data on the financing of education, NCES 
collects data annually from SEAs through ED Form 2447. The report from 
SEAs includes attendance, revenue, and expenditure data from which NCES 
determines the average state per pupil expenditure (SPPE) for 
elementary and secondary education, as defined in the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) (20 U.S.C. 8801(12)).
    In addition to using the SPPE data