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25 U.S.C.A. § 1961

United States Code Annotated
Title 25.  Indians
Chapter 21. Indian Child Welfare (Refs & Annos)

Subchapter IV. Miscellaneous Provisions

§ 1961. Locally convenient day schools

(a) Sense of Congress

It is the sense of Congress that the absence of locally convenient day schools may contribute to the breakup of Indian families.

(b) Report to Congress;  contents, etc.

The Secretary is authorized and directed to prepare, in consultation with appropriate agencies in the Department of Health and Human Services, a report on the feasibility of providing Indian children with schools located near their homes, and to submit such report to the Select Committee on Indian Affairs of the United States Senate and the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs of the United States House of Representatives within two years from November 8, 1978.  In developing this report the Secretary shall give particular consideration to the provision of educational facilities for children in the elementary grades.


(Pub.L. 95-608, Title IV, § 401, Nov. 8, 1978, 92 Stat. 3078;  Pub.L. 96- 88, Title V, § 509(b), Oct. 17, 1979, 93 Stat. 695.)


Revision Notes and Legislative Reports

1978 Acts. House Report No. 95-1386, see 1978 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 7530.

1979 Acts. Senate Report No. 96-49 and House Conference Report No. 96- 459, see 1979 U.S. Code Cong. and Adm. News, p. 1514.

Change of Name

"Department of Health and Human Services" substituted for "Department of Health, Education, and Welfare" in subsec. (b), pursuant to section 509(b) of Pub.L. 96-88 which is classified to section 3508(b) of Title 20, Education.

Select Committee on Indian Affairs of the Senate redesignated Committee on Indian Affairs of the Senate by section 25 of Senate Resolution No. 71, Feb. 25, 1993, One Hundred Third Congress.

Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs of the House of Representatives changed to Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives on Jan. 5, 1993, by House Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Third Congress.  Committee on Natural Resources of House of Representatives treated as referring to Committee on Resources of House of Representatives by section 1(a) of Pub.L. 104-14, set out as a note preceding section 21 of Title 2, The Congress.


American Digest System

Indians 6(2), 32(11).

Key Number System Topic No. 209.


Free appropriate public education 1


1. Free appropriate public education

Provision of secondary education at distant Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) boarding school or partial subsidies for school attendance at other remote locations did not, as a matter of law, fulfill school district's obligation to provide free public education to Navajo secondary-school students equivalent to that received by other students in district.  Meyers By and Through Meyers v. Board of Educ. of San Juan School Dist., D.Utah 1995, 905 F.Supp. 1544. Indians  8

25 U.S.C.A. § 1961, 25 USCA § 1961

Approved 07-28-05


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