Basic Programs Operated by Local Education Agencies
Subpart 1: Allocations - Directs the Secretary of Education to determine criteria for allocation of basic grants to territories.
Sets forth a special formula for Puerto Rico. Sets forth a formula for allocation of basic grants to local educational agencies on the basis of number of children in specified categories to be counted and the average per pupil expenditure (within limits) in a State. Provides that the categories of children to be counted are as follows:
(1) number of children aged five to 17, inclusive, in the school district from families below the poverty level;
(2) number of such children from families above the poverty level; and
(3) number of such children living in institutions for neglected or delinquent children, or being supported in foster homes with public funds.
Sets forth provisions for a program for Indian children.
Directs the Secretary to make payments to State educational agencies for grants made on the basis of entitlements created under such basic grants provisons during the period of FY 1988 through 1993.
Provides for additional grants for local education agencies in counties with especially high concentrations of children from low-income families.
Reserves specified funds for such purpose.
Subpart 2: Basic Program Requirements - Requires local educational agencies to use funds received under this chapter only for programs and projects designed to meet the special educational needs of educationally deprived children.
Sets forth authorized uses of such funds.
Sets forth provisions for innovation projects and for program improvement.
Sets forth local educational agency application requirements.
States that eligible school attendance areas are those having high concentrations of children from low-income families.
Sets forth procedures for designation of such areas.
Requires a local educational agency to use funds received under this chapter for educationally deprived children identified as having the greatest need for special assistance.
Sets forth provisions for assessment of educational need.
Provides for continued eligibility during the same school year for educationally deprived children who transfer to ineligible areas or schools.
Permits local educational agencies to skip eligible children who are receiving services of the same nature and scope from non-Federal sources.
Provides for eligibility of children of limited English proficiency and handicapped children under specified conditions.
Provides that a child who was previously identified as being in greatest need of assistance but is no longer, and who continues to be educationally deprived, may participate in the program for two additional years.
Provides for eligibility for children transferred from a State operated program for neglected and delinquent children.
Permits the local education agency to carry out a schoolwide project to upgrade the entire educational program of a school in the case of any school serving an eligible attendance area in which not less than 75 percent of the children are from low-income families.
Sets forth requirements for designation of such schools, approval of the plan, operation of the project, and use of funds.
Sets forth accountability provisions for continuation of such schoolwide project.
Sets forth provisions for parental involvement.
Sets forth provisions for participation of children enrolled in private schools.
Sets forth various fiscal requirements, including maintenance of effort.
Requires that Federal funds supplement, not supplant, regular non-Federal funds.
Permits a local educational agency to receive funds under this chapter only if State and local funds will be used in the district of such agency to provide services in project areas which, taken as a whole, are at least comparable to services being provided in areas in such district which are not receiving such funds.
Permits exclusion of certain special State and local program funds for purposes of such requirements.
Prohibits any State from taking into consideration payments under this chapter in determining the eligibility of any local educational agency for State aid, or the amount of State aid, with respect to free public education of children.
Requires local and State evaluations of chapter 1 programs.
Requires schools which show a decline in achievement of children served under this chapter in any two consecutive years to submit a detailed plan of improvement to the local educational agency.
Requires the local educational agency to:
(1) review such plan and provide technical assistance for program improvement at such school; and
(2) if achievement continues to decline for two additional years, notify the State educational agency which shall then provide technical assistance for program improvement.