FR Doc 06-9909
[Federal Register: December 28, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 249)]
[Page 78156]
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Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, 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: Tuesday, January 16, 2006 and Wednesday, January 17, 2007.
    Time: January 16,, 2007: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; January 17, 2007: 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, 
The Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Advisory Committee, Room 
1E110B, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC, telephone: (202) 205-
4159, e-mail:

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee was established to provide 
advice to the Secretary of Federal, State, and local programs designed 
to create safe and drug-free schools, and on issues related to crisis 
planning. The focus of this meeting is to address the new tasks 
assigned to the Advisory Committee as a result of the Conference on 
School Safety held on October 10, 2006. Issues to be discussed include: 
coordination with non-public schools on safety and emergency plans; the 
unique needs of urban and rural districts; and the mental health/trauma 
needs of students. The agenda includes panel presentations by invited 
speakers providing an overview of the issues, as well as discussion by 
the Committee. Further, the Committee will address strategies to 
accomplish their mission as it is stated in the Committee charter.
    Individuals who need accommodations for a disability in order to 
attend the meeting (e.g., interpreting services, assistive listening 
devices, or materials in alternative formats) should notify Catherine 
Davis at or (202) 250-4169 no lager than January 9, 2007. 
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 or (202) 205-4169 of your 
intention to attend the meeting.
    Opportunities for public comment are available on January 17 from 
8:40-9:15 a.m. on a first come, first served basis. Comments presented 
at the meeting are limited to 5 minutes in length. Written comments to 
accompany oral remarks are optional. Five copies of written comments 
are recommended and should be submitted to the committee Chairman at 
the meeting.
    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: 
2. Mail. The public may also submit comments via mail to Catherine 
Davis, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 1E110B, 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 staff office for the Committee from the hours 
of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Raymond Simon,
U.S. Department of Education.
[FR Doc. 06-9909 Filed 12-27-06; 8:45 am]