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    The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) has received informal comments from Tribes and schools expressing the need to "update" the Indian School Equalization Program (ISEP) as well as the ISEP Student Transportation formulas and respective distribution methodologies. In response, BIE will host two virtual Tribal listening sessions in April 2021. The BIE also invites school boards, parents, Indian organizations, and other interested parties to participate in the listening sessions so that Tribes and BIE stakeholders may have the opportunity to discuss the need for updates not only with BIE representatives, but with other stakeholders.

    Please register for the listening sessions in advance using this link: zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItcOCtrDssHoGT0RoUDpgQJstNrNZnhZM

    Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting.

    Written comments can be submitted to consultation@bia.gov or to Ms. Emmalani Longenecker, 1011 Indian School Rd. NW, Building 2 -Suite 352 Albuquerque, NM 87104, no later than Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 11 :59 p.m. For information concerning the virtual listening sessions, please contact Ms. Emmalani Longenecker at emmalani.longenecker@bie.edu or (505) 563-5386.

    A copy of the Dear Tribal Leader Letter can also be found here