FR Doc E7-17774
[Federal Register: September 10, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 174)]
[Page 51629-51630]
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Reading First Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary 

ACTION: Notice of Open Teleconference Meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Reading First 
Advisory Committee. Notice of the 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.

DATE AND TIME: September 24, 2007, 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., Eastern 
Standard Time. This notice is appearing in the Federal Register less 
than 15 days prior to the open telephone meeting to help ensure that FY 
2006 Reading First funds, which would be awarded to Puerto Rico if its 
application is approved, do not lapse. These funds are available for 
Federal obligation only through September 30, 2007.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place via telephone conference call. 
The public may access this meeting by dialing the telephone number that 
will be available on the Reading First Web site at

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Spitz, Designated Federal 
Officer, Reading First Advisory Committee; 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20202; telephone: (202) 260-3793; fax: (202) 260-8969; 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Reading First Advisory Committee is 
authorized by Sections 1203(c)(2)(a) and 1202(e)(2) of the Elementary 
and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, as amended. The Committee 
is established within the U.S. Department of Education (Department) to 
evaluate Reading First applications submitted by States, to review the 
progress reports that States submit after the third year of the grant 
period, to advise on the awarding of Targeted Assistance Grants, and to 
advise the Secretary on other issues that the Secretary deems 
    At the meeting on August 22, 2007, the Committee discussed Puerto 
Rico's Reading First application and recommended that the Department 
disapprove Puerto Rico's application on the basis that Puerto Rico did 
not adequately address certain application requirements. The Committee 
made specific recommendations for improving the application, which the 
Department provided to Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is revising its 
application to address the Committee's concerns.
    At the September 24, 2007 meeting, the Committee will review and 
discuss the revisions that Puerto Rico has made to its application and 
recommend approval or disapproval of the revised application.
    Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order 
to access the telephone conference call should notify Deborah Spitz at 
(202) 260-3793, no later than five (5) days before the scheduled date 
of the meeting. We will attempt to meet requests for accommodations 
after this date but cannot guarantee their availability.
    Request for Written Comments: Written comments should be submitted 
via e-mail at least five (5) days prior to the scheduled date of the 
meeting to Deborah Spitz at These comments will 
be shared with the members of the Committee.
    Records are kept of all Committee proceedings and are available for 
public inspection at 400 Maryland Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20202, from 
the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Standard Time Monday through 
    Electronic Access to This Document: You may view this document, as 
well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal 
Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the 
Internet at the following site:

    To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available 
free at this site. If you have questions about using PDF, call the U.S. 
Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free at 1-888-293-6498; or in 
the Washington, DC, area at (202) 512-1530.

    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
published in the Federal

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Amanda Farris,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary 
[FR Doc. E7-17774 Filed 9-7-07; 8:45 am]