FR Doc 06-6710
[Federal Register: August 7, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 151)]
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[Page 44673]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an 
upcoming open meeting of the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities 
Advisory Committee. The notice also describes the functions of the 
Committee. Notice of this meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the public 
of their opportunity to attend.

DATES: Monday, August 21, 2006, and Tuesday, August 22, 2006.
    Time: August 21, 2006: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; August 22, 2006: 8 a.m. 
to 11:30 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The Committee will meet at the U.S. Department of Education, 
400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Barnard Auditorium, Washington, DC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Davis, Executive Director, 
Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Advisory Committee, U.S. 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 1E110, 
Washington, DC 20202-3510; telephone: (202) 205-4169, or e-mail at 
OSDFSC@ed.gov.


SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee was established to provide 
advice to the Secretary on Federal, State and local programs designated 
to create safe and drug-free schools, and on issues related to crisis 
planning. The focus for this meeting is the Safe and Drug Free Schools 
and Communities State Grants Programs, a formula grant program. The 
agenda will include panel presentations by invited speakers offering an 
overview of the program and looking at opportunities to strengthen and 
improve it in order to ensure that schools and communities are 
implementing the most effective programs and interventions, and are 
prepared to meet current and future needs of students. Further, the 
Committee will address strategies for accomplishing their mission as 
stated in the committee charter.
    Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order 
to attend the meeting (e.g., interpreting services, assistive listening 
devices, or materials in alternative format) should notify Catherine 
Davis at OSDFSC@ed.gov or 202-205-4169 
no later than August 7, 2006. We 
will attempt to meet requests for accommodations after this date but 
cannot guarantee their availability. The meeting site is accessible to 
individuals with disabilities.
    Individuals interested in attending the meeting must register in 
advance because limited space is available at the meeting site. Please 
notify Catherine Davis at OSDFSC@ed.gov 
or 202-205-4169 of your 
intention to attend the meeting.
    Opportunities for public comment are available on August 22 from 
8:40-9:15 a.m. on a first come, first served basis. Comments presented 
at the meeting must be limited to 5 minutes in length. Written comments 
that accompany oral remarks are optional. Five copies are recommended 
and should be submitted to the committee Chairman.
    Request for Written Comments: We invite the public to submit 
written comments relevant to the focus of the Advisory Committee. We 
would like to receive written comments from members of the public no 
later than April 30, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Submit all comments to the Advisory Committee using one of 
the following methods: 1. Internet. We encourage the public to submit 
comments through the Internet to the following address: 
OSDFSC@ed.gov. 
2. Mail. The public may also submit your comments via mail to Catherine 
Davis, Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 1E110, Washington, DC 20202. 
Due to delays in mail delivery caused by heightened security, please 
allow adequate time for the mail to be received.
    Records are kept of all Committee proceedings and are available for 
public inspection at the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, U.S. 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 1E110, 
Washington, DC 20202, from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern 
Standard Time.

Ray Simon,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 06-6710 Filed 8-4-06; 8:45 am]

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