ERIC Number: ED432126
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun-10
Reference Count: N/A
BIA School Construction. Hearing on the Current Condition of BIA Schools before the Committee on Indian Affairs. United States Senate, 105th Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
A Senate hearing was held regarding the current condition of Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) schools. The BIA selection process for building and repairing these schools was resumed; and discussed innovative measures for financing BIA schools was discussed. This document includes testimony from the Director of the National Indian Education Association, the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, and the President of the Dakota Area Consortium of Treaty Schools, Inc., along with prepared statements from other interested parties. Among the information presented is the fact that there is a $1.5 billion backlog of needed repairs, renovations, and replacement for all federally owned and operated BIA schools. Half of BIA schools are over 30 years old, and one quarter of the schools are over 50 years old--all of which fail to meet current codes and standards. Overall, BIA schools are generally in poorer physical condition than even central city schools, have less technology than the average American school, and have funding that is at crisis levels. Numerous statements and attachments illustrating these observations conclude the report. (GR)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Building Obsolescence, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Needs, Hearings, School Buildings
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.