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ED - 11995 - Presidents Commission on Excellence in Special Education - Presidential


Committee NamePresidents Commission on Excellence in Special EducationAgency NameDepartment of Education
Fiscal Year2002Committee Number11995
Original Establishment Date10/2/2001Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date8/1/2002Committee URL 
New Committee This FYYesPresidential Appointments*Yes
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*19
Current Charter Date11/19/2001Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Assistant Secretary, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Date Of Renewal Charter11/19/2003Designated Federal Officer PrefixDr.
Projected Termination Date7/31/2002Designated Federal Officer First Name*Robert
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameH.
Specific Termination AuthorityE.O. 13227Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Pasternack
Establishment Authority*PresidentialDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*E.O. 13227Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 205-5465
Effective Date Of Authority*10/2/2001Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 205-9252
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Ad hoc
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The scope and objectives are to collect information and study issues related to Federal, State, and local special education programs with the goal of recommending policies for improving the educational performance of students with disabilities. The duties and responsibilities are to examine available research and information, on effectiveness and cost of special education and the appropriate role the Federal Government in funding and programming. The Commission held five meetings and eight Task Force subcommittee hearings in various cities across the country. The Commission reported to the President its findings and recommendations on July 1, 2002 in its report entitled, A New Era: Revitalizing Special Education for Children and their Families.
How is membership balanced?*Membership was drawn from public and private sectors, as well as up to five ex officio members from the Departments of Education and Health and Human Services. Members will include recognized special education experts, researchers, parents and young adults with disabilities selected from across the nation.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Commission met five times, with eight additional meetings of its Task Force subgroups. The meetings assisted the Commissioners in collecting information and studying issues related to Federal, State, and local special education programs, and in discussing the appropriate text for their final report.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This committee is essential because of the President's initiative No Child Left Behind. Advice of the committee is not available from other sources because experts in the fields have not come together to respond to this problem.
Why close or partially close meetings?No closed meeting were held.
Recommendation RemarksThis Commission terminates as prescribed in the Executive Order, 30 days after its report is issued. The report was issued on July 1, 2002.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety* Action Reorganize Priorities* 
Outcome Trust In Government Action Reallocate Resources 
Outcome Major Policy Changes Action Issued New Regulations 
Outcome Advance In Scientific Research Action Proposed Legislation 
Outcome Effective Grant Making Action Approved Grants Or Other Payments 
Outcome Improved Service Delivery Action Other 
Outcome Increased Customer Satisfaction Action Comment
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg Requirements Grants Review* 
Outcome Other Number Of Grants Reviewed 
Outcome CommentNumber Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings* Dollar Value Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings CommentGrants Review Comment
Number Of Recommendations* Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer* 
Number Of Recommendations CommentAccess Agency Website 
% of Recs Fully Implemented* Access Committee Website 
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentAccess GSA FACA Website 
% of Recs Partially Implemented* Access Publications 
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAccess Other 
Agency Feedback* Access Comment
Agency Feedback Comment*Narrative Description*
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$250,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$133,120.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$33,339.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$291,042.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$707,501.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*5.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
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