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536

Limit ments.

Control, tion.

64 Stat. 1108. 20 USC 243. D e l e g a t i o n of functions.

Availability appropriations.

64 Stat. 1108. 20 USC 244.

Wake Island.

PUBLIC LAW 248-AUG. 8, 1953

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dren reside who are to be provided education pursuant to such arrangement. Arrangements may be made under this section only for the provision of education in facilities of a local educational agency or in facilities situated on Federal property. "(e) To the maximum extent practicable, the Commissioner shall limit the total payments made pursuant to any such arrangement for educating children within the continental United States, Alaska, or Hawaii, to an amount per pupil which will not exceed the per pupil cost of free public education provided for children in comparable communities in the State. The Commissioner shall limit the total payments made pursuant to any such arrangement for educating children outside the continental United States, Alaska, or Hawaii, to an amount per pupil which will not exceed the amount he determines to be necessary to provide education comparable to the free public education provided for children in the District of Columbia. "(f) I n the administration of this section, the Commissioner shall not exercise any direction, supervision, or control over the personnel, curriculum, or program of instruction of any school or school system." SEC. 9. (a)' Effective as of July 1, 1953, subsection (a) of section 8 of such Act is amended by adding the following new sentence at the end thereof: "The Commissioner is authorized to delegate to any officer or employee of the Office of Education any of his functions under this Act except the making of regulations." (b) Effective as of July 1, 1953, subsection (d) of section 8 of such Act is amended to read as follows: " (d) No appropriation to any department or agency of the United States, other than an appropriation to carry out this Act, shall be available during the period beginning July 1, 1953, and ending June 30, 1956, for the employment of teaching personnel for the provision of free public education for children in any State or for payments to any local educational agency (directly or through the State educational agency) for free public education for children, except that nothing in the foregoing provisions of this subsection shall affect the availability of appropriations for the maintenance and operation of school facilities (1) on Federal property under the control of the Atomic Energy Commission or (2) by the Bureau of Indian Affairs." SEC. 10. (a) The second sentence of section 9(1) of such Act is amended to read as follows: "Such term includes real property which is owned by the United States and leased therefrom and the improvements thereon, even though the lessee's interest, or any improvement on such property, is subject to taxation by a State or a political subdivision of a State or by the District of Columbia." The last sentence of such section 9(1) is amended by striking out "Such" and inserting in lieu thereof "Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this paragraph, such". (b) Section 9(8) of such Act is amended by inserting "Wake Island," after "Puerto Eico,". SEC. 11. Such Act is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new section: 'ELECTION TO RECEIVE CERTAIN PAYMENTS W I T H RESPECT TO THE E D U C A T I O N OF I N D I A N CHILDREN

"SEC. 10. (a) The Governor of any State may elect to have the provisions of this section apply with respect to such State for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1955, or the succeeding fiscal year. Notice of such an election shall be filed with the Secretary of the Interior and with the Commissioner of Education (1) before January 1, 1954, in the case of an election for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1955, and