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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameAdvisory Council on Dependents' EducationAgency NameDepartment of Defense
Fiscal Year2017Committee Number381
Original Establishment Date11/1/1978Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date12/23/2016Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*16
Current Charter Date7/10/2014Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Chief, Educational Partnership
Date Of Renewal Charter7/10/2016Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Kathleen
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameM.
Specific Termination AuthorityPublic Law 114-328Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Facon
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*20 U.S.C. SEC. 929Designated Federal Officer Phone*(571) 372.5834
Effective Date Of Authority*11/1/1978Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*kathleen.facon@hq.dodea.edu
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredYes
Legislation StatusEnacted
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Council uses formal advisory committee meetings, webinars, web conferences, working groups, and other methods to accomplish its goals, consistent with the requirements of the FACA. The ACDE does not have subcommittees. The ACDE did not meet in FY 2015 as there was not a quorum for members to meet.
How is membership balanced?*The Council membership is Co-Chaired by the Secretary of Defense or his/her designee; the Secretary of Education or his/her designee. In addition the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Education have one represenative that serves on the Council. The DoDEA Director serves as Executive Secretary of the Council. Public Law 112-90 outlines that the members shall include 1) representatives of professional employee organizations;2) school administrators;3) parents of dependents enrolled in the Defense dependents' education system, and;4) one student enrolled in such a systemEvery effort is made to ensure that the membership of DoD federal advisory committees is fairly balanced in terms of points of view represented and the committee's function.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Council is required to meet at least twice annually, it does not specify in the statute that this within the fiscal or calendar year. The ACDE did not meet in FY 2014 as there was not a quorum for members to meet. A membership package was submitted in December 2013 for membership appointments and to date appointments have not been made, and therefore there is not a quorum to convene the council. DoDEA fulfills the originally intended oversight responsibilities of ACDE and has moved beyond it with a formal collaborative relationship with the Department of Education (ED) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). Both ED and CCSSO provide guidance and support on DoDEA’s educational programs and oversight responsibilities. There is no valid rationale for why DoDEA should still have a federal advisory committee providing recommendations on curriculum and other areas, especially when the recommendations are generally complimentary and have not impacted any changes with respect to the operation of these schools. In addition, the costs of operating the ACDE have more than doubled since 1994.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The ACDE, established in 1978 by Public Law 95-561, Education Amendments of 1978, was enacted 30 years ago to ensure DoD effectively operated this overseas school system since DoD was not an educational entity. The defense dependents’ education system and the defense domestic elementary and secondary schools (located on installations in the United States) are operated by the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). The DoDEA worldwide schools are recognized as some of the best compared to public schools in the United States. DoDEA, as the parent organization for both the DoD K-12 overseas and domestic school systems, performs an oversight function for these systems not present when the ACDE was established. DoDEA fulfills the originally intended oversight responsibilities of ACDE and has moved beyond it with a formal collaborative relationship with the Department of Education (ED) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). Both ED and CCSSO provide guidance and support on DoDEA’s educational programs and oversight responsibilities. There is no valid rationale for why DoDEA should still have a federal advisory committee providing recommendations on curriculum and other areas, especially when the recommendations are generally complimentary and have not impacted any changes with respect to the operation of these schools. In addition, the costs of operating the ACDE have more than doubled since 1994.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation Remarks20 U.S.C. SEC. 929

The ACDE does not have subcommittees.

The Advisory Council on Dependents Education provides insight, perspectives, expertise and advice to the Director of the Department of Defense Education Activity on the full spectrum of policies for operation of the defense dependents’ education system with respect to the curriculum selection, administration, and operation of the system.

The Council advises on topics such as: school and system governance, community relations, trends and best practices in teaching, learning, and assessment, potential updates to DoDEA policy, and overall function of DoDEA schools.

The Council discusses the state of DoDEA schools in practice with relation to policy, organizational initiatives, school governance, trends in teaching learning, and assessment, and best ways to educate the military-connected child.

The Council expertise and experiences help identify ways in which DoDEA can leverage experience, resources, and research to enhance education of DoDEA students.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentAddition, modification, or removal of educational programs for students.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*56Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThis committee was created in 1978 (34 years ago) to provide recommendations on general policies for operation of the defense dependents’ education system with respect to curriculum selection, administration, and operation of the system; and to provide information from other federal agencies concerned with primary and secondary education with respect to education programs and practices which such agencies have found to be effective and which should be considered for inclusion in the DoD dependents’ education system.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*75.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNAAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*25.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentThe ACDE public web site address is: http://acde.dodea.edu/
Agency Feedback CommentThe Council reports to the Director for recommendations involving the DoD dependents’ education system that are within the Director’s purview. All matters outside the Director’s purview shall be reported to the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Education, or the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (hereafter referred to as “the Under Secretary”), as appropriate.The Under Secretary or the Director, as appropriate, may act upon the Council’s advice and recommendations.Narrative Description*The Advisory Council on Dependents Education provides insight, perspectives, expertise and advice to the Director of the Department of Defense Education Activity on the full spectrum of policies for operation of the defense dependents’ education system with respect to the curriculum selection, administration, and operation of the system. The Council advises on topics such as: school and system governance, community relations, trends and best practices in teaching, learning, and assessment, potential updates to DoDEA policy, and overall function of DoDEA schools. The Council discusses the state of DoDEA schools in practice with relation to policy, organizational initiatives, school governance, trends in teaching learning, and assessment, and best ways to educate the military-connected child.The Council expertise and experiences help identify ways in which DoDEA can leverage experience, resources, and research to enhance education of DoDEA students.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-002976Advisory Council on Dependents' Education2016
 COM-003507Advisory Council on Dependents' Education2015
 COM-005009Advisory Council on Dependents' Education2014
 COM-005584Advisory Council on Dependents' Education2013
 COM-007137Advisory Council on Dependents' Education2012
 COM-007778Advisory Council on Dependents' Education2011
 COM-009350Advisory Council on Dependents' Education2010
 COM-009815Advisory Council on Dependents' Education2009
 COM-011242Advisory Council on Dependents' Education2008
 COM-011701Advisory Council on Dependents' Education2007
 COM-013072Advisory Council on Dependents' Education2006
 COM-013481Advisory Council on Dependents' Education2005
 COM-014944Advisory Council on Dependents' Education2004
 COM-015507Advisory Council on Dependents' Education2003
 COM-017012Advisory Council on Dependents' Education2002
 COM-017394Advisory Council on Dependents' Education2001
 COM-018975Advisory Council on Dependents' Education2000
 COM-019360Advisory Council on Dependents' Education1999
 COM-020810Advisory Council on Dependents' Education1998
 COM-021218Advisory Council on Dependents' Education1997