186. Education Amendments Act of 1978 (P.L. 95–561)Title XI—Indian Education, November 1, 1978
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292 tribally controlled community colleges. Such applications shall be submitted at such time, in such manner, and will contain or be accompanied by such information as the Secretary may reasonably require pursuant to regulations. The Secretary shall not consider any grant application unless a feasibility study has been conducted under section 105 and it has been found that the applying community college will service a reasonable student population . (b) The Secretary shall consult with the Assistant Secretary of Education of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare to determine the reasonable number of students required to support a tribally controlled community college. Consideration shall be given to such factors as tribal and cultural differences, isolation, the presence of alternate education sources, and proposed curriculum. . . . (d) In making grants pursuant to this section , the Secretary shall, to the extent practicable , consult with national Indian organizations and with tribal governments chartering the institutions being considered. . . . [U.S. Statutes at Large, 92:1325–27.] 186. Education Amendments Act of 1978 (P.L. 95–561) Title XI—Indian Education November 1, 1978 To provide set standards for Indian schools, Congress directed the secretary of the interior to draw up such standards for basic education of Indian children, for dormitories, and for construction of school facilities. The same act reorganized the administration of Indian education and withdrew personnel in Indian schools from civil service regulations. . . . . Part B—Bureau of Indian Affairs Programs standards for the basic education of indian children in bureau of indian affairs schools Sec. 1121. (a) The Secretary [of the Interior ], in consultation with the Assistant Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare for Education, and in consultation with Indian organizations and tribes, shall carry out or cause to be carried out by contract with an Indian organization such studies and surveys , making the fullest use possible of other existing studies, surveys, and plans, as are necessary to establish and revise standards for the basic education of Indian children attending Bureau schools and Indian controlled contract schools. . . . Such studies and surveys shall take into account factors such as academic needs, local cultural differences, type and level of language skills, geographical isolation and appropriate teacher-student ratios for such children, and shall be directed toward the attainment of equal educational opportunity for such children. . . . national criteria for dormitory situations Sec. 1122. (a) The Secretary, in consultation with the Assistant Secretary for Health, Education, and Welfare for Education, and in consultation with Indian organizations and tribes, shall conduct or cause to be conducted by contract with an Indian organization , a study of the costs applicable to boarding arrangements for Indian students provided in Bureau and contract schools, for the purpose of establishing national criteria for such dormitory situations. Such criteria shall include adult-child ratios, needs for counselors (including special needs related to offreservation boarding arrangements), space, and privacy. . . . facilities construction Sec. 1125. (a) The Secretary shall immediately begin to bring all schools, dormitories , and other facilities operated by the Bureau or under contract with the Bureau 293 in connection with the education of Indian children into compliance with all applicable Federal, tribal, or State health and safety standards, whichever provide greater protection (except that the tribal standards to be applied shall be no greater than any otherwise applicable Federal or State standards), and with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794), except that nothing in this section shall require termination of the operations of any facility which does not comply with such provisions and which is in use on the date of enactment of this Act. . . . bureau of indian affairs education functions Sec. 1126. (a) The Secretary shall vest in the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs all functions with respect to formulation and establishment of policy and procedure, and supervision of programs and expenditures of Federal funds for the purpose of Indian education administered by the Bureau. The Assistant Secretary shall carry out such functions through the Director of the Office of Indian Education Programs within the Bureau (hereinafter referred to as the “Office”), which shall be governed by the provisions of this Act, any other provision of law to the contrary notwithstanding. (b) The Director of the Office shall direct and supervise the operations of all personnel directly and substantially involved with provision of education services by the Bureau. The Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs shall provide for the adequate coordination between the affected Bureau offices and the Office in order to...