[Federal Register: April 4, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 65)]
[Page 16100-16101]
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President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education; Notice 
of Meeting

AGENCY: President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education, 
Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary announces a meeting of the President's 
Commission on Excellence in Special Education (Commission). This notice 
also describes the functions of the Commission. Notice of this meeting 
is required under section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act and is intended to notify the public of their opportunity to 

DATES: April 9-10, 2002.
    Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 50 
Alambra Plaza, Coral Gables, Florida.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: C. Todd Jones, Executive Director, or 
Troy R. Justesen, Deputy Executive Director, at (202) 208-1312. The fax 
number is (202) 208-1593 and e-mail address is troy.justesen@ed.gov or 
via the Commission's Web site at: http://www.ed.gov/inits/
commissionsboards/whspecialeducation/site map.html.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission is established under 
Executive Order 13227 dated October 2, 2001. The Commission's function 
is to collect information and study issues related to Federal, State, 
and local special education programs with the goal of recommending 
policies for improving the educational performance of students with 
disabilities. In furtherance of its duties, the Commission shall invite 
experts and members of the public to provide information and guidance. 
The Commission shall prepare and submit a report to the President 
outlining its findings and recommendations.
    Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order 
to attend the meeting (i.e. interpreting services, assistive listening 
devices, materials in alternative format) should notify Troy R. 
Justesen, at (202) 219--0704, as soon as possible. Sign language 
interpreter services will be provided at all meetings. The meeting site 
will be

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accessible to individuals with mobility impairments, including those 
who use wheelchairs.
    On Tuesday, April 9th, there will be an opportunity beginning at 7 
a.m. for the public to register for a public comment period. The 
Commission will be addressed on options for parental involvement in 
special education. There will be question and answer periods for the 
commissioners and a guest speaker presentation. On Wednesday, April 10, 
the commissioners will continue discussion on the subject of 
perspectives of parents and educators serving children with 
disabilities, a case study of the importance of leadership at the 
school-level in serving children at-risk of academic failure, and a 
continuation of discussion on options for parental involvement in 
special education.
    Records are kept of all Commission proceedings, and are available 
for public inspection at President's Commission on Excellence in 
Special Education, 80 F Street, NW., Suite 408, Washington, DC 20208 
from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST). This notice will not meet the 
15-day FACA requirement for announcing meetings in the Federal Register 
however a previous notice was printed indicating the date of the 
upcoming meeting. The notice gives the public more information about 
the agenda and actual location of the meeting that was not available at 
the first printing.

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Robert H. Pasternack,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Service.
[FR Doc. 02-8114 Filed 4-3-02; 8:45 am]