Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; DC School Choice/DC Opportunity Scholarship Program Application

Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 157 (Wednesday, August 14, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 157 (Wednesday, August 14, 2019)]
[Pages 40397-40398]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2019-17426]
[Docket No. ED-2019-ICCD-0098]
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment
Request; DC School Choice/DC Opportunity Scholarship Program
AGENCY: Office of Elementary and Secondary (OESE), Department of
Education (ED).
ACTION: Notice.
SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is
proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before
September 13, 2019.
ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the
information collection listed in this notice, please use by searching the Docket ID number ED-2019-ICCD-
0098. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted
electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal
mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the
site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily
accept comments at [email protected]. Please include the docket ID
number and the title of the information collection request when
requesting documents or submitting comments. Please note that comments
submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period
will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments
submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the
Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S.
Department of Education, 550 12th Street SW, PCP, Room 9089,
Washington, DC 20202-0023.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to
collection activities, please contact Norris Dickard, 202-453-6723.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ED, in accordance with the Paperwork
Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the
general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on
proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This
helps ED assess the impact of its information collection requirements
and minimize the public's reporting burden. It also helps the public
understand ED's information
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collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired
format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information
collection request (ICR) that is described below. ED is especially
interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is
this collection necessary to the proper functions of ED; (2) will this
information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the
estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might ED enhance the quality,
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how
might ED minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents,
including through the use of information technology. Please note that
written comments received in response to this notice will be considered
public records.
    Title of Collection: DC School Choice Application.
    OMB Control Number: 1855-0015.
    Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 3,000.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,000.
    Abstract: The DC Opportunity Scholarship Program, authorized by the
Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2004, and reauthorized in 2017 by
the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Reauthorization
Act, awarded a grant to Serving Our Children in order to administer
scholarships to students who reside in the District of Columbia and
come from households whose incomes do not exceed 185% of the poverty
line. To assist in the student selection and assignment process, the
information collected is used to determine the eligibility of those
students who are interested in the available scholarships. Also, since
the authorizing statute requires an evaluation we are proposing to
collect certain family demographic information because they are
important predictors of school success. Finally, we are asking to
collect information about parental participation and satisfaction
because these are key topics that the statute requires the evaluation
to address. This request adds revised versions of two questions
previously approved by OMB.
    Dated: August 9, 2019.
Stephanie Valentine,
PRA Coordinator, Information Collection Clearance Program, Information
Management Branch, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-17426 Filed 8-13-19; 8:45 am]