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PUBLIC LAW 96-000—MMMM. DD, 1979

93 STAT. 676



Terms of office.

PUBLIC LAW 96-88—OCT. 17, 1979 the impact or potential impact of such rules or regulations on State and local governments and public and private educational institutions. The Council may submit to the Secretary a report containing the results of its review of any existing or proposed rule or regulation. If a report by the Council concerns a proposed rule or regulation, it shall be submitted to the Secretary within the time established for public comment on the proposed rule or regulation, and shall be placed in the file of the proceeding concerning the proposed rule or regulation. (c)(l) The Council shall be composed of twenty members, appointed by the President as follows: (A) six elected State and local officials with general government responsibilities; (B) five representatives of public and private elementary and secondary education, from among board members, chief education officials, administrators, and teachers; (C) five representatives of public and private postsecondary education, from among board members, chief education officials, administrators, and professors; and (D) four members of the public, including parents of students and students. (2) In making appointments under this subsection, the President shall— (A) consult with representatives of the groups specified in subparagraphs (A) through (D) of paragraph (1); and (B) select individuals who represent a diversity of geographic areas and demographic characteristics. (3) The Under Secretary shall be an ex officio member of the Council. (4) The term of office of a member of the Council shall be four years, except that— (A) no member serving pursuant to paragraph (1)(A) of this subsection may serve on the Council beyond the period that such member holds an office qualifying such member for appointment under such paragraph; and (B) the President shall divide the initial appointments to the Council into four groups of five members each for initial terms of one, two, three, and four years. (5) The President shall designate one member to chair the Council. (6) Any vacancy in the Council shall not affect its authority, (d) The Council shall nominate and the Secretary shall appoint an executive director for the Council. The Secretary shall provide the Council with such other staff, facilities, services, and support as may be necessary to enable the Council to carry out its duties under this section. FEDERAL INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

20 USC 3424.

SEC. 214. (a) There is established a Federal Interagency Committee on Education (hereafter referred to in this section as the "Committee"). The Committee shall assist the Secretary in providing a mechanism to assure that the procedures and actions of the Department and other Federal departments and agencies are fully coordinated. (b) The Committee shall study and make recommendations for assuring effective coordination of Federal programs, policies, and administrative practices affecting education, including—