FR Doc 06-8515

[Federal Register: October 6, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 194)]
[Page 59096-59097]
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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.


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, October 23, 2006 and Tuesday, October 24, 2006.
    Time: October 23, 2006: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; October 24, 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., 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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee was established to provide 
advice to the Secretary of 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 Unsafe School Choice Option 
and identification of Persistently Dangerous schools. The agenda will 
include panel presentations by invited speakers offering an overview of 
the issues, as well as discussion of the findings and recommendations 
for improving the policy. Further, the Committee will address 
strategies for accomplishing their mission as stated in the committee 
    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 or 202-205-4169 
no later than October 9, 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 o
r 202-205-4169 of your 
intention to attend the meeting.
    Opportunities for public comment are available on October 23 from 
4:05-4:40 p.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

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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: (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 
    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.

    Dated: September 28, 2006.
Ray Simon,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 06-8515 Filed 10-5-06; 8:45 am]