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Guam) was made to the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
Subsequently, HEW and DOD developed an action plan designed to improve the quality of public education on Guam. To implement the action plan and to meet short and long term objectives, HEW provided expertise, personnel and funding to aid Guam's schools. Recognized experts were contracted by HEW to provide assistance during school year 1976-77 in
following areas: fiscal management and budget development; organization and management; volunteers in education; instructional services center design; team teaching via open space; educational testing program; language arts; reading; mathematics, and social studies. To alleviate classroom shortages caused by Typhoon Pamela in May 1976, Navy provided 40 Butler type buildings for use as classrooms. Further, an individual was assigned from USOE to monitor the technical assistance program on Guam.
Reports from Guam indicate that initial and later efforts to improve the schools have generated positive attitudes in both parents and school system personnel. However, DOD has requested that HEW continue to monitor the Guam public school situation closely to insure continued improvement of the total educational system.
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR
SUBJECT OF HEARING Section 6 Schools under Impact Aid Program
DATE OF HEARING June 23, 1977
Chairman Perkins. Do you think it would be appropriate to make the
Ft. Buchanan school a part of the DOD Overseas System?
It is felt that the individual Services should continue to
administer their respective Section 6 schools. In this case, Navy would
continue to administer the Antilles Consolidated School System which
includes the schools located at Ft. Buchanan.
UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Elementary, Secondary and Vocational
20 June 1977
Thomas A. Bobo
Montgomery Public Schools
PL 81-874 and PL 81-815--Piapoint Disaster Assistance
I wish to thank you and the Committee for the opportunity of speaking to
you concerning Pinpoint Disaster Assistance.
The Montgomery Public
School System, Montgomery, Alabama, had the unfortunate experience of
having 11ghtning strike the Capitol Heights Elementary School, 2007
Winona Avenue, causing a complete loss of the structure and contents
of the building. This building consisted of nineteen (19) rooms and
it was a structure that was very vital to this school system.
logs was a major disaster to the Montgomery Public School System; and
It is estimated that its replacement would cost approximately 2 million
The Montgomery Public School System made application under
the Pinpoint Disaster provision of PL 874 and PL 815 for the replace
ment of equipment and materials.
I believe that the Regulation in the Federal Register dated November 17,
1976 for PL 81-874 and PL 81-815 should be drastically changed.
#112.3(c) Upon approval of the complete application of a local educa
tional agency under section 16(a)(1)(B)' of the Act, the Commissioner
shall enter into a loan agreement with the local educational agency.
Such agreement shall state the amount of the loan; payments, if other
than lump sum; rate of interest; duration of loan; and place, medium,
and amounts of repayments; description of bonds, if such are to be
All loans from the Federal Government to the local educational
agency shall be for a period of not more than 5 years at the prevail
ing rate of interest established by the Small Business Administration
for disaster assistance in major disaster areas.
(d) No construction contract exceeding the estimated cost as shown in the
project application shall be entered into without prior approval.
A major change that I would like to suggest is that a Pinpoint Disaster
for a local school system be declared a major disaster.
2 million dollars out of a total local budget of $25,960,000 in the
Montgomery Public Schools is a major disaster.
If a Pinpoint Disaster
cannot be declared a major disaster, it is suggested that the Federal
Government loan policy for pinpoint disaster situations be changed so that
the laterest level will be much lower than it is presently. The repay
ment clause should be much longer than 5 years. Another complicated
factor of this law 18 that many states are not permitted to borrow
Your cooperation in changing the law so that public school children can
receive greater assistance under a pinpoint disaster situation, would be
Mr. Chairman, again I wish to express my appreciation for this oppor
tunity of presenting these views to you and to the Committee.
Thomas A. Bobo
PART 5: IMPACT AID
TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 1977
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION,
Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice at 9:30 a.m., in Room 2175, Rayburn House Office Building, the Hon. Ronald Mottl presiding.
Members present: Representatives Mottl, Heftel, Kildee, Miller, Buchanan and Pressler.
Staff present: John F. Jenkins, majority counsel; Nancy L. Kober, staff assistant; Christopher T. Cross, minority senior education consultant.
Mr. MOTTL. The subcommittee will now come to order.
We would like to invite the panel up-Mr. Bobo, Mr. Shipley, Mr. Tallchief, Mr. Swicegood, and Congressman Marlenee, please. I would also like to insert in the record at this point a table showing the numbers of, and payments for, low-rent housing, handicapped, and Indian children under P.L. 874.
[Table referred to follows:] NUMBERS IN AVERAGE DAILY ATTENDANCE AND PAYMENTS FOR Low-RENT HOUSING,
HANDICAPPED, AND INDIAN CHILDREN (ESTIMATED FOR FY 1976) Listed by Group, Number in ADA and PaymentLow Rent Housing, 662,803,$60,091,007; Handicapped, 19,649, $11,884,733; Indian, 85,511, $57,314,634.
PANEL OF THOMAS A. BOBO, ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT,
MONTGOMERY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA; THOMAS R. SHIPLEY, COORDINATOR, EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS, ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND; GEORGE TALLCHIEF, SUPERINTENDENT, HAYS-LODGE POLE SCHOOL DISTRICT #50, HAYS, MONTANA; AND JACK SWICEGOOD, SUPERINTENDENT, GALLUP-McKINLEY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, GALLUP NEW MEXICO.
Mr. Mottl. Today's hearing is the fourth day in a series of six days of hearings which the subcommittee is holding on the impact aid laws of our country.
The focus of today's hearing will be on the provision of the impact aid laws affecting various "special populations." These special popu