Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Study of District and School Uses of Federal Education Funds

Federal Register, Volume 85 Issue 166 (Wednesday, August 26, 2020)
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 166 (Wednesday, August 26, 2020)]
[Pages 52581-52582]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2020-18697]
[Docket No.: ED-2020-SCC-0138]
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Study
of District and School Uses of Federal Education Funds
AGENCY: Institute for Education Sciences (IES), Department of Education
ACTION: Notice.
SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is
proposing a revision to an existing information collection.
DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before
October 26, 2020.
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-2020-SCC-0138.
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 Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and
Strategy Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW,
LBJ, Room 6W208B, Washington, DC 20202-8240.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to
collection activities, please contact Stephanie Stullich, 202-245-6468.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (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 the Department assess the impact
of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's
reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's
information 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. The
Department of Education is especially interested in public comment
addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to
the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be
processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden
accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility,
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the
Department 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: Study of District and School Uses of Federal
Education Funds.
 OMB Control Number: 1850-0951.
 Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection.
 Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Governments.
 Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 919.
 Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 7,370.
 Abstract: The Study of District and School Uses of Federal
Education Funds will examine targeting and resource allocation for five
major federal education programs: Part A of Titles I, II, III, and IV
of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and Title I, Part
B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as well as
funds provided to school districts through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief,
and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The study will collect, from a
nationally representative sample
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of 400 school districts, detailed data on revenues, expenditures, and
personnel for the federal programs covered in this study. In addition,
the study will collect data on suballocations of those federal funds to
districts and schools to examine how the distribution of funds varies
in relation to program goals and student needs and will conduct
telephone interviews in nine districts to explore how districts use
IDEA funds in conjunction with other federal, state, and local funds to
meet the needs of students with disabilities.
 Dated: August 20, 2020.
Stephanie Valentine,
PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and
Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer, Office of Planning,
Evaluation and Policy Development.
[FR Doc. 2020-18697 Filed 8-25-20; 8:45 am]