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U.S Bureau of Indian Education - Advisory Board for Exceptional Children

National Advisory Board for Exceptional Children Announcement. Questions regarding special education, please contact Gloria Yepa, Supervisory Education Specialist-Special Education, at gloria.yepa@bie.edu or (505) 563-5264. You may also email your questions or comments prior to the meeting to Sue Bement, Designated Federal Officer, at sue.bement@bie.edu.

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Consolidated Schoolwide Budget Workbook Template

Due date for the School-wide Budgets is May 30, 2014. Use template Rev: 7/21/2014.

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Interior Department Announces $2.5 million to Promote Tribal Control and Operation of BIE-Funded Schools

As part of the Obama Administration’s historic commitment to ensure that all students attending Bureau of Indian Education-funded schools receive an effective education delivered to them by tribes, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced that the BIE will fund $2.5 million in Sovereignty in Indian Education competitive grants. The purpose of these grants is to provide funding to federally recognized tribes and their tribal education departments to promote tribal control and operation of BIE-funded schools on their reservations.

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PUBLIC NOTICE - Bureau of Indian's (BIE) IDEA Determination under Section 616(d) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Part B

As required by IDEA Section 616(e)(7), the BIE is notifying the public that the Secretary of Education has taken enforcement action as outlined in the letter dated June 23, 2014 to Dr. Charles M. Roessel, BIE Director, regarding BIE's Determination by the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. Click on read more to access the letter.

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Secretary Jewell Announces Plan to Improve Achievement, Promote Tribal Control in Bureau of Indian Education-Funded Schools

Secretarial Order to transform Bureau of Indian Education implements recommendations of American Indian Education Study Group’s “Blueprint for Reform;” BIE redesign will promote tribal self-determination and improve delivery of services to BIE-funded schools.

More information about the American Indian Education Study Group’s work is available here

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Secretary Jewell to Deliver Commencement Address at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – On Thursday, April 17, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will address the 2014 graduating class of the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI), a National Indian Community College and Land Grant Institution located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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U.S. Bureau of Indian Education National Advisory Board for Exceptional Children

Annual Report 2013 from October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2013

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BIE Director Dr. Charles Roessel Announces Dr. Venida S. Chenault as Haskell President

Washington - Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Director Dr. Charles M. Roessel today announced the selection of Dr. Venida S. Chenault as president of Haskell Indian Nations University (Haskell) in Lawrence, Kansas. Chenault, an enrolled member of the Prairie Band Potawatomie Nation in Kansas, had been serving as vice president of academic affairs at Haskell since December 2004. Her new appointment is effective Jan. 12, 2014.

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Attention: Special Education Coordinators/Head Teachers

School Performance Plan (SPP) Indicator 11 Desk Audit SY 2012-2013. Timely Initial Evaluations for SY 2012-2013 (July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013)

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Medicare New Regulations memorandum dated May 7, 2013

On February 14, 2013, the U.S. Department of Education published the amendments to the IDEA Final Regulations in the Federal Register (Volume 78, No. 31). You may go to http://www.bie.edu/Programs/SpecialEd/index.htm for further details.

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Letter from Acting Director requiring Consolidated Schoolwide Budgets

Letter requiring Consolidated Schoolwide Budgets_Dated March 15, 2013

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Letter from Acting Director regarding Assessment Requirements SY2012-13 & SY2013-14

The Acting Director of the Bureau of Indian Education provided a letter on the assessment requirements for BIE-Funded Schools for SY 2012-13 and SY 2013-14 dated September 27, 2012. This letter provides an update of the administration of NWEA MAP and the usage of the Common Core State Standards for SY 2012-2013.

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BIE ESEA Flexibility Request Documents

BIE is requesting flexibility from certain provisions of NCLB. BIE has prepared a draft Flexibility Request outlining reforms designed to improve the quality of education for students attending BIE-funded schools. The Flexibility Request is being widely circulated for stakeholder input. Please access the document and provide feedback by June 30th for use in revising the document before submission to the U.S. Department of Education. Related documents:

Summary of BIE ESEA Flexibility Request (13 pgs.)
Draft BIE ESA Flexibility Request

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6111 Grant – Invitation for Proposals

Tribally-Operated Schools Only

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Closure of Contracts Funded by REPP - memo dated 12/08/2011

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Request to Carry Over 100% of the FY 2009 SIG Funds Available to LEAs to Compete with FY 2010 SIG Funds

Letter to Assistant Secretary Dr. Thelma Melendez dated August 26, 2011. School comment period closes on September 2, 2011.

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Important Notice - School Improvement Grant Waiver

Public Comment Period through September 2, 2011 Please e-mail questions or comments by September 9, 2011 to Stanley Holder at Stanley.Holder@bie.edu with Grant Waiver in the subject line. Fax written comments to (505) 563-5281, attn: Stanley Holder or send via mail to address on the letterhead.

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BIE 2009-2010 Baseline Data Report Kingsbury-NWEA (Feb. 2011)

Report on BIE system-wide performance in the first full school year of testing of schools in the BIE-NWEA Project. For more information on the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), see http://www.nwea.org/.

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Echo Hawk Announces the BIE's Participation with Levi Horn and Nike in Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) Challenge

Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Larry Echo Hawk announced today that the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools will participate in the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) Challenge inspired by the First Lady's Let's Move! initiative

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Safety and Substance Abuse Prevention On-line Courses

The BIE has developed a series of online courses covering topics related to school safety, security, and substance abuse prevention.

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Echo Hawk Tribal Leader Letter Re SIPI Status Dated 08-26-10

Letter to tribal leaders from AS-IA Larry Echo Hawk dated August 26, 2010, regarding the change in accreditation status of the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI).

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HLC Notification Letter Re SIPI Status to President Allison Dated 07-02-10

Letter of formal notification from the Higher Learning Commission to SIPI President of HLC's action to change institution's status from accredited to candidate for accreditation dated July 2, 2010.

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ARRA Federal Reporting Number of Jobs Exercise Sheet

The estimate of the number of jobs created or retained by the Recovery Act should be expressed as "full-time equivalents" (FTE).

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SCAN and Critical Incident Reporting

All Critical Incident and Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) Reports need to be made to Michelle Begay, SCAN Program Specialist.

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BIE Announces New Sites

The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is pleased to announce the launch of its new public internet website at http://www.bie.edu. We hope that you will take the opportunity to explore the new website in the coming weeks.

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BIE High School Excellence Program Explores Career Pathways

The BIE High School Excellence Initiative is moving forward with increasing student access to rigorous and relevant curriculum in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) areas. BIE is working with Loma Linda University in planning a 2 week summer health careers academy for 30 Sherman Indian High School students, and formalizing a memorandum for an advisor to be located on the Sherman Indian High School campus.

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H1N1 (Swine) Flu

Attention ALL Employees: With the recent alert of the H1N1 Flu virus it has become necessary to document all suspected and confirmed H1N1 Flu cases. ALL incidences must be reported immediately.

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Operation Safe and Secure Schools

The Operation Safe and Secure Schools’ Team (OSASS) continues to work diligently in providing the safest learning environment possible for all Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) students and staff.

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Echo Hawk Selects Keith O. Moore for BIE Director Post

WASHINGTON – Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Larry Echo Hawk today announced that he has selected Keith O. Moore as Director of the Bureau of Indian Education. Moore, an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, had been serving as the Chief Diversity Officer at the University of South Dakota since August 15, 2009.

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Myron Rolle Foundation

Fifty-two students and twelve teachers and chaperones from San Felipe Pueblo Elementary School, Isleta Elementary School, Tuba City Boarding School and Hotevilla Bacavi Community School participated with the Myron Rolle Foundation in attending the Diamondbacks Baseball game in Phoenix, Arizona on April 25, 2010.

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Memo Correction Phase for ARRA

The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is pleased with 100% reporting record of the ARRA Title 1-A First Quarter (January 1-March 31, 2010).

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Dakota Working Group Presentation

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Guidance on Out-of-State Travel (revised)

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