H. R. 4833
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 14, 2004
Mr. John introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce
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.
This Act may be cited as the
Rural Education Equity Act of 2004.
Increased flexibility for rural local educational agencies
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.
In this section:
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.).
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)).
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)).