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Text of the Rural Education Equity Act of 2004

This bill was introduced on July 14, 2004, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jul 14, 2004 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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108th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4833

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 14, 2004

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Education to extend the same level of increased flexibility to all rural local educational agencies under part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Rural Education Equity Act of 2004.

2.

Increased flexibility for rural local educational agencies

(a)

In general

If the Secretary of Education takes any action (whether by regulation, guidance, or otherwise) to authorize increased flexibility for any category of rural local educational agencies, the Secretary shall extend the same level of increased flexibility to all rural local educational agencies.

(b)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

Increased flexibility

The term increased flexibility means increased flexibility under, or facilitated compliance with, part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6311 et seq.).

(2)

Rural local educational agency

The term rural local educational agency includes any local educational agency described in section 6211(b) or section 6221(b)(1) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7345(b), 7351(b)(1)).

(c)

Application

This section applies to any action described in subsection (a) that occurs on or after January 8, 2002 (the date of the enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Public Law 107–110)).