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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 2392

25 USC 2001.

25 USC 450 note.

contracts with U.S.

Post, pp. 2394-2396.

Regulations.

Federal Register, publication. Study.

PUBLIC LAW 98-511—OCT. 19, 1984

alternative standards that takes into account the specific needs of the tribe's children.", (c) Section 1121(e) is amended— (1) by inserting "(1)" after "(e)"; (2) by striking out the second sentence thereof; and (3) by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraphs: "(2) Within two years of the initial contract for the provision of educational services under Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act each such school shall (A) be in compliance with the standards prescribed under subsection (a), or (B) have obtained accreditation, or be a candidate for accreditation, with one of the accrediting agencies recognized by the Secretary of Education or the State in which it is found. "(3) Within one year of the date of enactment of this paragraph, the Bureau shall, through contract with a national Indian organization, establish uniform fiscal control and fund accounting procedures for all contract schools. Such procedures shall yield data results comparable to those used by Bureau schools.". (d) Section 1121(f) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following: "Failure to implement or meet such standards shall not serve as the basis for taking any personnel action against any individual if (1) the failure is related to inadequate resources (as determined under sections 1128 and 1129 of this title), and (2) the Secretary has not submitted the information required by this subsection and has not requested sufficient funds to cover the cost (as determined under such sections) of meeting such standards at the school concerned.". (e) Section 1121 is further amended by redesignating subsection (g) as subsection (h) and by inserting after subsection (f) the following new subsection: "(g)(1) Except as specifically required by statute, no school operated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs on January 1, 1984, may be closed or its program curtailed unless done according to the requirements of this subsection, except that, in those cases where the tribal governing body, or the local school board concerned (if so designated by the tribal governing body), requests closure or consolidation, the requirements of this subsection shall not apply. "(2) The Secretary shall, by regulation, promulgate standards and procedures for the closing or consolidation of Bureau schools in accordance with the requirements of this subsection. "(3) Such standards and procedures shall require that, whenever closure or consolidation of a school is under consideration or review by any division of the Bureau or the Department of the Interior, the affected tribe, tribal governing body, designated local school board, and parents will be notified as soon as such consideration or review begins and kept fully and currently informed with respect to such consideration or review. Copies of any such notices and information shall be transmitted promptly to the Congress and published in the Federal Register. "(4) Prior to ordering any such school closing or consolidation, the Secretary shall insure that a study is made of each Indian child's educational and (where applicable) social needs and that adequate alternative services are guaranteed. Such a study shall include a description of the consultation conducted between the potential service provider, current service provider, parents, tribal representative of the tribe involved, and the Director of the Bureau of Indian