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Bureau of Indian Affairs slammed for safety conditions at schools


The Bureau of Indian Affairs doesn't know the true health and safety conditions at schools across the nation, putting students and staff at risk, the Government Accountability Office said in a report last week.

The Bureau of Indian Education is supposed to inspect every school every years. But 69 out of 180 institutions were missed in 2015, up from 67 in 2014 and 55 in 2013, the report stated.

"In particular, we found that one of the largest BIE boarding schools — which enrolled about 630 students in 2015 — had not been inspected by Indian Affairs since fiscal year 2011," the GAO wrote.


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