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F. The Board provides advice and recommends policies concerning effective inter/intra
agency collaboration, including modifications to regulations, and the elimination of
barriers to inter/intra - agency programs and activities.
G. The Board reports and directs all correspondence to the Assistant Secretary – Indian
Affairs through the Director of the Bureau of Indian Education with a courtesy copy to
the Designated Federal Official (DFO).
A. The Board shall be composed of fifteen (15) members. The Assistant Secretary – Indian
Affairs may provide the Secretary of the Interior recommendations for the Chairperson.
However all board members will be appointed by the Secretary of the Interior as
required. Board members shall serve a staggered term of two years or three years from
the date of their appointment. The Secretary may remove members from the Board at any
time at his/her discretion.
B. As required by the IDEA 2004, the Board will be composed of individuals involved in or
concerned with the education and provision of services to Indian children with
disabilities. The Board composition will reflect a broad range of viewpoints and will
include at least one (1) member representing each of the following interests: Indian
persons with disabilities, teachers of children with disabilities, Indian parents or
guardians of children with disabilities, service providers, State Education Officials, Local
Education Officials, State Interagency Coordinating Councils (for states having Indian
reservations), Tribal representatives or tribal organization representatives, and BIA
employees concerned with the education of children with disabilities.
C. Members of the Board will not receive compensation, but will be reimbursed for travel,
subsistence and other necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties
consistent with the provisions of section 5703, title 5, of the United States Code.
D. A member may not participate in matters that will directly affect, or appear to affect, the
financial interests of the member or the member’s spouse or minor children, unless
authorized by the DFO. Compensation from employment does not constitute a financial
interest of the member so long as the matter before the committee will not have a special
or distinct effect on the member or the member’s employer, other than as part of a class.
The provisions of this paragraph do not affect any other statutory or regulatory ethical
obligations to which a member may be subject.
E. The Board meets at least twice a year, budget permitting, but additional meetings may be
held as deemed necessary by the Assistant Secretary or DFO.
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