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SUBCOMMITTEE ON ELEMENTARY, SECONDARY
AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HEARING HELD IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
NOVEMBER 5, 1975
Printed for the use of the Committee on Education and Labor
CARL D. PERKINS, Chairman
U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON : 1975
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR
CARL D. PERKINS, Kentucky, Chairman
JOHN M. ASHBROOK, Ohio
JOHN N. ERLENBORN, Illinois JAMES G. O'HARA, Michigan
- MARVIN L. ESCH, Michigan AUGUSTUS F. HAWKINS, California EDWIN D. ESHLEMAN, Pennsylvania WILLIAM D. FORD, Michigan
PETER A. PEYSER, New York PATSY T. MINK, Hawail (on leave)
RONALD A. SARASIN, Connecticut LLOYD MEEDS, Washington
JOHN BUCHANAN, Alabama PHILLIP BURTON, California
JAMES M. JEFFORDS, Vermont JOSEPH M, GAYDOS, Pennsylvania
LARRY PRESSLER, South Dakota WILLIAM "BILL" CLAY, Missouri
WILLIAM F, GOODLING, Pennsylvania SHIRLEY CHISHOLM, New York
VIRGINIA SMITH, Nebraska
SUBCOMMITTEE ON ELEMENTARY, SECONDARY, AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
CARL D. PERKINS, Kentucky, Chairman WILLIAM D. FORD, Michigan
ALBERT H. QUIE, Minnesota PATSY T. MINK, Hawali (on leave)
ALPHONZO BELL, California LLOYD MEEDS, Washington
EDWIN D. ESHLEMAN, Pennsylvania SHIRLEY CHISHOLM, New York
JOHN BUCHANAN, Alabama IKE ANDREWS, North Carolina
LARRY PRESSLER, South Dakota WILLIAM LEHMAN, Florida
WILLIAM F. GOODLING, Pennsylvania TED RISENHOOVER, Oklahoma
JAMES M. JEFFORDS, Vermont
Catholic Conference, Sacramento, Calif., letter to Chairman Perkins,
dated November 10, 1975---
McKinley, Donald R., chief deputy superintendent of public instruc-
tion, California State Department of, prepared statement of ---- 54
Mineta, Hon. Norman, a Representative in Congress from the State
of California, prepared statement of -
Murdick, Rev. Msgr. Olin J., secretary for education, United States Page
Catholic Conference, Washington, D.C., letter to Chairman Perkins, dated November 5, 1975--
83 "Resolution X,” submitted by D. Casavant, Vermont delegation ---- 86 Roybal, Hon. Edward R., a Representative in Congress from the State of California, prepared statement of -
80 Stark, Hon. Fortney H., a Representative in Congress from the State of California, statement of--
87 Steinhilber, Dr. August, assistant executive director, Office of Federal
Relations, National School Boards Association, prepared statement "Southeast Asian Refugee Evacuation and Resettlement Program,"
a report prepared by Hon. Norman Y. Mineta, Leslie Francis, Patricia Giniger and Larry LOW....
35 Taft, Julia Vadala, Director, Interagency Task Force for Indochina,
Department of State, letter to Chairman Perkins, dated November 11, 1975, enclosing information requested.--
23 Won Pat, Hon. Antonio B., a Representative in Congress from the Ter
ritory of Guam, letter to Chairman Perkins, dated November 4, 1975. 84
TO AUTHORIZE FUNDS FOR ASSISTANCE TO LOCAL
EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES FOR THE EDUCATION OF CAMBODIAN AND VIETNAMESE REFUGEES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1975
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION OF
Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 9:30 o'clock a.m., in room 2257, the Rayburn House Office Building, Hon. Carl D. Perkins (chairman), presiding.
Members present: Representatives Perkins, Ford, Miller, Mottl, Quie, Bell, and Goodling.
Staff members present: John F. Jennings, counsel for the majority, and Yvonne Franklin, minority legislative associate.
Chairman PERKINS. A quorum is present and we will begin. The Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary and Vocational Education, is conducting a hearing today on H.R. 7897, and related bills. These bills provide temporary assistance to local educational agencies for the purpose of educating Cambodian and Vietnamese refugee children and adults.
Within the past year there has been an immigration into the country of over 125,000 refugees from Southeast Asia. It is estimated that nearly half of these refugees are children under the age of 18.
Congress and the administration recognized the problems involved in settling these refugees through enactment of the Indochina Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1975. Under the authority of that act, approximately $405 million has been appropriated for the purpose of assisting in the resettling of those refugees.
Of this amount, $5 million has been made available to the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare for adult education programs, and approximately $15 million has been made available to local school districts to educate refugee children. Payments for these children are limited to $300 a child or, if a school district has 100 such students or such students equal at least 1% of its total enrollment, then payments are $600 a child.
The bills before us today, and the Senate-passed bill, S. 2145, propose a temporary program to pay school districts for the full basic costs of educating these children. They also authorize payments for supplemental educational services for these children. Several of these bills