Thursday, July 6, 2017

U.S. Department of Education
seeks mandate relief input

The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) is seeking opinions from members of the public regarding what federal regulations they would like to see changed or eliminated. The request was published in the Federal Register on June 22. It states that the administration is "particularly interested in regulatory provisions that you find unduly costly or unnecessarily burdensome." These include, but are not limited to, programs under the DOE Offices of Elementary and Secondary Education, English Language Acquisition, Special Education Programs, and Career, Technical, and Adult Education; as well as the DOE’s General Administrative Regulations.

The Illinois Association of School Boards plans to compile a list and submit it to the DOE. To contribute your opinions on any mandates, as described above, which you would like changed or repealed, please send them to Susan Hilton at shilton@iasb.com by August 1.