H.R. 3490 (112th): 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act

Nov 18, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Ben Chandler
Representative for Kentucky's 6th congressional district
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This bill was introduced on November 18, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Nov 18, 2011
Referred to Committee Nov 18, 2011
Full Title

To direct the Secretary of Education to make grants to State educational agencies for the modernization, renovation, or repair of public school facilities, and for other purposes.


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4 cosponsors (4D) (show)

House Education and the Workforce

Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education

Higher Education and Workforce Training

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21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act - Requires the Secretary of Education to make grants to states for the modernization, renovation, or repair of public schools, including early learning facilities and charter schools, to make them safe, healthy, high-performing, and technologically up-to-date.
Allocates grants among states in proportion to each state's share of school improvement funds under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
Reserves 2% of the grant funds for assistance to outlying areas and Indian schools.
Reserves 5% of the grant funds for LEAs serving geographic areas with significant economic distress and those serving geographic areas recovering from a natural disaster.
Requires states to reallocate such grant funds to LEAs on the basis of each LEA's share of school improvement funds.
Allows LEAs to give priority to projects involving the abatement, removal, or interim control of asbestos, polychlorinated biphenyls, mold, mildew, lead-based hazards, or a proven carcinogen.
Directs LEA grantees to use a percentage of their grant, rising in 10% increments from 50% in FY2012 to 100% in FY2017, for public school modernization, renovation, repairs, or construction that meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating standards, Energy Star standards, Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) criteria, Green Building Initiative environmental design and rating standards (Green Globes), or equivalent standards adopted by the entities that have jurisdiction over such LEAs.
Requires the Secretary to provide outreach and technical assistance to states and LEAs concerning the best practices in school modernization, renovation, repair, and construction.
Requires the Department of Education to evaluate the effect this Act's projects have on student academic achievement.
Directs the Secretary to establish an Advisory Council on Green, High-Performing Schools to provide the Secretary with advice on the academic, health, energy, and environmental impact of such schools and assistance in facilitating their creation.
Requires the Secretary to work with grant recipients to promote appropriate opportunities for individuals enrolled in a YouthBuild, Job Corps, or community or junior college program to gain employment experience on projects funded under this Act.

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