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Library of Congress Summary
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Business and Citizen School Volunteers of America Act of 1988 - Directs the Secretary of Education (the Secretary) to make grants to eligible partnerships to assist elementary and secondary schools in organizing, promoting, and utilizing volunteers in such schools.
(Defines eligible partnership as a volunteer program development agreement between:
(1) an elementary or secondary school, State educational agency (SEA), and/or local educational agency (LEA); and
(2) a government agency, nonprofit organization, institution of higher education, and/or business concern.) Directs the Secretary to consult with the National School Volunteer Program, Incorporated, in establishing criteria for making such grants and in prescribing regulations under this Act. Sets forth authorized uses of funds under this Act. Sets forth grant application requirements.
Directs the Secretary to establish a National Center for Leadership in School Volunteer and Partnership Programs, through grants to or contracts with an entity, such as the National School Volunteer Program, Incorporated, which is experienced in and has as its primary purpose assisting school volunteer programs.
Requires the Center to:
(1) serve as a resource center;
(2) train volunteers;
(3) conduct an annual survey of volunteer programs;
(4) evaluate volunteer programs; and
(5) perform any of its functions through contracts with the various types of entities included under eligible partnerships.
Requires that at least 20 percent of funds under this Act in any fiscal year be used for Center activities.
Sets forth priorities in the grant approval process.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1989 through 1993 to carry out this Act.
House Republican Conference Summary
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