FR Doc 03-17871
[Federal Register: July 16, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 136)]
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[CFDA Number 84.362B]

Native Hawaiian Education Council

AGENCY: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. Department of 

ACTION: Notice soliciting recommendations for membership of the Native 
Hawaiian Education Council and on the criteria for selecting members.


SUMMARY: We are soliciting recommendations regarding whom the Secretary 
of Education should appoint to the Native Hawaiian Education Council 
and the criteria that should be used in selecting members of the 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: General: Section 7204 of the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left 
Behind Act of 2001 (Pub. L. 107-110), authorizes the Secretary of 
Education to establish a Native Hawaiian Education Council to help 
coordinate the educational and related services and programs available 
to Native Hawaiians, including programs receiving funding under the 
Native Hawaiian Education Act (part B of title VII of the reauthorized 
ESEA). The Council will be responsible for assessing the extent to 
which these services and programs meet the needs of Native Hawaiians, 
and for collecting data on the status of Native Hawaiian education. In 
addition, the Council will provide direction and guidance to Federal, 
State, and local agencies to improve the use of resources relating to 
Native Hawaiian education, and will serve in an advisory capacity, 
where appropriate. The Council will also provide administrative support 
and financial assistance to any individual island councils established 
under the statute to address their distinct needs.
    The legislation states that the Native Hawaiian Education Council 
may consist of no more than twenty-one members, unless otherwise 
determined by a majority of the Council. Furthermore, the legislation 
provides that at least ten members of the Education Council must be 
providers of Native Hawaiian education services and ten members must be 
Native Hawaiians or Native Hawaiian education consumers. In addition, 
membership must include a representative of the State of Hawaii Office 
of Hawaiian Affairs. The Secretary of Education will appoint members of 
the Native Hawaiian Education Council based on recommendations he 
receives from the Native Hawaiian community.

Request for Recommendations

    To assist the Secretary in establishing an Education Council that 
will effectively advance the purposes of the Native Hawaiian Education 
Act, the Secretary requests that the public provide the Department with 
either or both of the following--
    (1) The names of individuals whom you recommend for appointment to 
the Native Hawaiian Education Council, together with letters of 
recommendation describing the qualifications of those individuals for 
service on the Council, and addresses and telephone numbers of those 
individuals; and
    (2) Recommendations concerning the criteria that the Secretary 
should use in selecting members of the Council.

DATES: In order for the Secretary to establish the Council on a timely 
basis, we request that the recommendations concerning Council 
membership and selection criteria be submitted on or before August 15, 

ADDRESSES: Address all recommendations in response to this notice to 
Mrs. Lynn Thomas, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, 
SW., room 3C126, Mail Stop 6140, Washington, DC 20202. If you prefer to 
send your recommendations by facsimile transmission, use the

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following number: (202) 205-5630. If you prefer to send your 
recommendations through the Internet, use the following address:
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Lynn Thomas. Telephone: (202) 
205-1541 or via Internet:
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may 
call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this notice in an 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the contact person listed above.

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    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
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    Dated: July 10, 2003.
Eugene W. Hickok,
Under Secretary of Education.
[FR Doc. 03-17871 Filed 7-15-03; 8:45 am]