The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) has received numerous requests from various entities, including Tribes and BIE-funded schools, to waive the requirement to administer BIE’s unified assessments this school year. The BIE would like input on whether BIE should request a waiver of assessment requirements for the 2020-2021 School Year (SY) from the U.S. Department of Education for the protection of the health and safety or students, staff, and their communities, which have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please register in advance for these sessions at:zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItcumgqjMvH9cg5ttOrsDY0KmZB1IuLJQ
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Each day of Tribal consultation session will be followed by a public session from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET.
The BIE will accept both oral and written comments. Written comments may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by postal mail to Bureau of Indian Education, Juanita Mendoza, 1849 C Street NW MIB-3612, Washington, DC 20240. Comments must be received on or before 11:59 p.m. ET, Friday, May 7, 2021. Questions regarding the Tribal consultations may be directed to Dr. Tamarah Pfeiffer, Chief Academic Officer, Bureau of Indian Education; fax: (505) 563-3043 or email Tamarah.Pfeiffer@bie.edu.
The full Dear Tribal Leader Letter can also be found here.