FR Doc 2010-26290
[Federal Register: October 19, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 201)]
[Page 64295-64296]
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Notice of Submission for OMB Review

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Comment Request.


SUMMARY: The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, 
Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management 
invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
November 18, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Education Desk Officer, 
Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, New 
Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, be faxed to (202) 395-
5806 or e-mailed to with a cc: to

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an 
early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. The 
OMB is particularly interested in comments which: (1) Evaluate whether 
the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of 
the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on those who are to respond, including through the use of 
appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

    Dated: October 13, 2010.
Darrin A. King,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title of Collection: Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS 2011/12) 
Preliminary Field Activities 2010/11.
    OMB Control Number: 1850-0598.
    Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
    Frequency of Responses: One time.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; Not-for-profit 
institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Government, State

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Educational Agencies or Local Educational Agencies.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 18,503.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 886.
    Abstract: The Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) is an in-depth, 
nationally representative survey of first through twelfth grade public 
and private school teachers, principals, schools, library media 
centers, and school districts. For public school districts, principals, 
schools, teachers and school libraries, the survey estimates are state-
representative. For private school principals, schools, and teachers, 
the survey estimates are representative of private school types. There 
are two additional components within SASS's 4-year data collection 
cycle: The Teacher Follow-up Survey and the Principal Follow-up Survey, 
which are conducted a year after the SASS main collection. SASS 
respondents include public and private school principals, teachers, and 
school and school district staff. Topics covered include 
characteristics of teachers, principals, schools, school libraries, 
teacher training opportunities, retention, retirement, hiring, and 
shortages. This submission for SASS 2011/12 requests OMB approval for 
preliminary field activities to take place prior to data collection in 
the fall of 2011, including (a) submitting SASS research applications 
to special districts that require prior research approval before their 
schools and a coordinator can be recruited for the study; (b) 
conducting a calling operation to verify whether a subset of districts 
are one-school districts and will require receiving a combined school- 
and district-level questionnaire; (c) contacting all of the remaining 
districts, asking whether they are willing to provide a Teacher Listing 
Form at a later time and to request email addresses for sampled school 
principals; and (d) mailing of a pre-contact letter to sample schools 
to verify the mailing address of the school and to notify the school 
about the upcoming data collection.
    Requests for copies of the information collection submission for 
OMB review may be accessed from the Web site at or from the Department's Web site 
at, by selecting the ``Browse Pending Collections'' 
link and by clicking on link number 4267. When you access the 
information collection, click on ``Download Attachments'' to view. 
Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department 
of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. 
Requests may also be electronically mailed to the Internet address or faxed to 202-401-0920. Please specify the 
complete title of the information collection and OMB Control Number 
when making your request.
    Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-

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