SEC. 1006/SEC. 1112

LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCY PLANS

 

 

Section Summary

Section 1006 outlines all of the conditions for any local educational agency desiring to receive a subgrant.  Section 1006 appears as the header for Section 1112 which contains all of the details pertaining to local educational agency plans in the Act.

In general, a local educational agency may receive a subgrant under this part for any fiscal year only if such agency has on file with the State educational agency a plan, approved by the State educational agency.  The following requirements must be part of the local educational agency's plan:

  • Developed with timely and meaningful consultation with teachers, principals, other school leaders, paraprofessionals, specialized instructional support personnel, charter school leaders,             administrators , other appropriate school personnel, and with parents of children in schools served under this part
  • Coordinated with other programs under the Act

Each local educational agency plan will need to be filed according to a schedule established by the State educational agency.  The State educational agency will approve a local educational agency's plan only if the State educational agency determines that the local educational agency's plan will substantially help children served under this part meet the challenging State academic standards.  The local educational plan must also meet all of the other requirements in this section.

Each local educational agency plan will need to be submitted for the first year this part is in effect following the date of enactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act and shall remain in effect for the duration of the agency's participation under this part.  Each local educational agency shall
periodically review and, as necessary, revise its plan.

 


ESSA Update

SEC. 1006. LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCY PLANS.

    Section 1112 (20 U.S.C. 6312) is amended to read as follows:
``SEC. 1112. LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCY PLANS.

    ``(a) Plans Required.--
            ``(1) Subgrants.--A local educational agency may receive a
        subgrant under this part for any fiscal year only if such agency
        has on file with the State educational agency a plan, approved
        by the State educational agency, that--

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                    ``(A) is developed with timely and meaningful
                consultation with teachers, principals, other school
                leaders, paraprofessionals, specialized instructional
                support personnel, charter school leaders (in a local
                educational agency that has charter schools), 
                administrators (including administrators of programs
                described in other parts of this title), other
                appropriate school personnel, and with parents of
                children in schools served under this part; and
                    ``(B) as appropriate, is coordinated with other
                programs under this Act, the Individuals with
                Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq.), the
                Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (20 U.S.C. 701 et seq.), the
                Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of
                2006 (20 U.S.C. 2301 et seq.), the Workforce Innovation
                and Opportunity Act (29 U.S.C. 3101 et seq.), the Head
                Start Act (42 U.S.C. 9831 et seq.), the McKinney-Vento
                Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11301 et seq.), the
                Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (29 U.S.C. 3271
                et seq.), and other Acts as appropriate.
            ``(2) Consolidated application.--The plan may be submitted
        as part of a consolidated application under section 8305.
            ``(3) State approval.--
                    ``(A) In general.--Each local educational agency
                plan shall be filed according to a schedule established
                by the State educational agency.
                    ``(B) Approval.--The State educational agency shall
                approve a local educational agency's plan only if the
                State educational agency determines that the local
                educational agency's plan--
                          ``(i) provides that schools served under this
                      part substantially help children served under this
                      part meet the challenging State academic
                      standards; and
                          ``(ii) meets the requirements of this section.
            ``(4) Duration.--Each local educational agency plan shall be
        submitted for the first year for which this part is in effect
        following the date of enactment of the Every Student Succeeds
        Act and shall remain in effect for the duration of the agency's
        participation under this part.
            ``(5) Review.--Each local educational agency shall
        periodically review and, as necessary, revise its plan.
            ``(6) Rule of construction.--Consultation required under
        paragraph (1)(A) shall not interfere with the timely submission
        of the plan required under this section.

    ``(b) Plan Provisions.--To ensure that all children receive a high-
quality education, and to close the achievement gap between children
meeting the challenging State academic standards and those children who
are not meeting such standards, each local educational agency plan shall
describe--
            ``(1) how the local educational agency will monitor
        students' progress in meeting the challenging State academic
        standards by--
                    ``(A) developing and implementing a well-rounded
                program of instruction to meet the academic needs of all
                students;
                    ``(B) identifying students who may be at risk for
                academic failure;

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                    ``(C) providing additional educational assistance to
                individual students the local educational agency or
                school determines need help in meeting the challenging
                State academic standards; and
                    ``(D) identifying and implementing instructional and
                other strategies intended to strengthen academic
                programs and improve school conditions for student
                learning;
            ``(2) how the local educational agency will identify and
        address, as required under State plans as described in section
        1111(g)(1)(B), any disparities that result in low-income
        students and minority students being taught at higher rates than
        other students by ineffective, inexperienced, or out-of-field
        teachers;
            ``(3) how the local educational agency will carry out its
        responsibilities under paragraphs (1) and (2) of section
        1111(d);
            ``(4) the poverty criteria that will be used to select
        school attendance areas under section 1113;
            ``(5) in general, the nature of the programs to be conducted
        by such agency's schools under sections 1114 and 1115 and, where
        appropriate, educational services outside such schools for
        children living in local institutions for neglected or
        delinquent children, and for neglected and delinquent children
        in community day school programs;
            ``(6) the services the local educational agency will provide
        homeless children and youths, including services provided with
        funds reserved under section 1113(c)(3)(A), to support the
        enrollment, attendance, and success of homeless children and
        youths, in coordination with the services the local educational
        agency is providing under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance
        Act (42 U.S.C. 11301 et seq.);
            ``(7) the strategy the local educational agency will use to
        implement effective parent and family engagement under section
        1116;
            ``(8) if applicable, how the local educational agency will
        support, coordinate, and integrate services provided under this
        part with early childhood education programs at the local
        educational agency or individual school level, including plans
        for the transition of participants in such programs to local
        elementary school programs;
            ``(9) how teachers and school leaders, in consultation with
        parents, administrators, paraprofessionals, and specialized
        instructional support personnel, in schools operating a targeted
        assistance school program under section 1115, will identify the
        eligible children most in need of services under this part;
            ``(10) how the local educational agency will implement
        strategies to facilitate effective transitions for students from
        middle grades to high school and from high school to
        postsecondary education including, if applicable--
                    ``(A) through coordination with institutions of
                higher education, employers, and other local partners; 
                and
                    ``(B) through increased student access to early
                college high school or dual or concurrent enrollment
                opportunities, or career counseling to identify student
                interests and skills;
            ``(11) how the local educational agency will support efforts
        to reduce the overuse of discipline practices that remove
        students from the classroom, which may include identifying and
        supporting schools with high rates of discipline, disaggregated

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        by each of the subgroups of students, as defined in section
        1111(c)(2);
            ``(12) if determined appropriate by the local educational
        agency, how such agency will support programs that coordinate
        and integrate--
                    ``(A) academic and career and technical education
                content through coordinated instructional strategies, 
                that may incorporate experiential learning opportunities
                and promote skills attainment important to in-demand
                occupations or industries in the State; and
                    ``(B) work-based learning opportunities that provide
                students in-depth interaction with industry
                professionals and, if appropriate, academic credit; and
            ``(13) any other information on how the local educational
        agency proposes to use funds to meet the purposes of this part, 
        and that the local educational agency determines appropriate to
        provide, which may include how the local educational agency
        will--
                    ``(A) assist schools in identifying and serving
                gifted and talented students; and
                    ``(B) assist schools in developing effective school
                library programs to provide students an opportunity to
                develop digital literacy skills and improve academic
                achievement.

    ``(c) Assurances.--Each local educational agency plan shall provide
assurances that the local educational agency will--
            ``(1) ensure that migratory children and formerly migratory
        children who are eligible to receive services under this part
        are selected to receive such services on the same basis as other
        children who are selected to receive services under this part;
            ``(2) provide services to eligible children attending
        private elementary schools and secondary schools in accordance
        with section 1117, and timely and meaningful consultation with
        private school officials regarding such services;
            ``(3) participate, if selected, in the National Assessment
        of Educational Progress in reading and mathematics in grades 4
        and 8 carried out under section 303(b)(3) of the National
        Assessment of Educational Progress Authorization Act (20 U.S.C. 
        9622(b)(3));
            ``(4) coordinate and integrate services provided under this
        part with other educational services at the local educational
        agency or individual school level, such as services for English
        learners, children with disabilities, migratory children, 
        American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian children, 
        and homeless children and youths, in order to increase program
        effectiveness, eliminate duplication, and reduce fragmentation
        of the instructional program;
            ``(5) collaborate with the State or local child welfare
        agency to--
                    ``(A) designate a point of contact if the
                corresponding child welfare agency notifies the local
                educational agency, in writing, that the agency has
                designated an employee to serve as a point of contact
                for the local educational agency; and

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                    ``(B) by not later than 1 year after the date of
                enactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act, develop and
                implement clear written procedures governing how
                transportation to maintain children in foster care in
                their school of origin when in their best interest will
                be provided, arranged, and funded for the duration of
                the time in foster care, which procedures shall--
                          ``(i) ensure that children in foster care
                      needing transportation to the school of origin
                      will promptly receive transportation in a cost-
                      effective manner and in accordance with section
                      475(4)(A) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 
                      675(4)(A)); and
                          ``(ii) ensure that, if there are additional
                      costs incurred in providing transportation to
                      maintain children in foster care in their schools
                      of origin, the local educational agency will
                      provide transportation to the school of origin
                      if--
                                    ``(I) the local child welfare agency
                                agrees to reimburse the local
                                educational agency for the cost of such
                                transportation;
                                    ``(II) the local educational agency
                                agrees to pay for the cost of such
                                transportation; or
                                    ``(III) the local educational agency
                                and the local child welfare agency agree
                                to share the cost of such
                                transportation; and
            ``(6) ensure that all teachers and paraprofessionals working
        in a program supported with funds under this part meet
        applicable State certification and licensure requirements, 
        including any requirements for certification obtained through
        alternative routes to certification; and
            ``(7) in the case of a local educational agency that chooses
        to use funds under this part to provide early childhood
        education services to low-income children below the age of
        compulsory school attendance, ensure that such services comply
        with the performance standards established under section 641A(a) 
        of the Head Start Act (42 U.S.C. 9836a(a)).

    ``(d) Special Rule.--For local educational agencies using funds
under this part for the purposes described in subsection (c)(7), the
Secretary shall--
            ``(1) consult with the Secretary of Health and Human
        Services and establish procedures (taking into consideration
        existing State and local laws, and local teacher contracts) to
        assist local educational agencies to comply with such
        subsection; and
            ``(2) disseminate to local educational agencies the
        education performance standards in effect under section 641A(a) 
        of the Head Start Act (42 U.S.C. 9836a(a)), and such agencies
        affected by such subsection (c)(7) shall plan to comply with
        such subsection (taking into consideration existing State and
        local laws, and local teacher contracts), including by pursuing
        the availability of other Federal, State, and local funding
        sources to assist with such compliance.

    ``(e) Parents Right-to-know.--
            ``(1) Information for parents.--
                    ``(A) In general.--At the beginning of each school
                year, a local educational agency that receives funds
                under this part shall notify the parents of each student
                attending any school receiving funds under this part
                that the parents

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                may request, and the agency will provide the parents on
                request (and in a timely manner), information regarding
                the professional qualifications of the student's
                classroom teachers, including at a minimum, the
                following:
                          ``(i) Whether the student's teacher--
                                    ``(I) has met State qualification
                                and licensing criteria for the grade
                                levels and subject areas in which the
                                teacher provides instruction;
                                    ``(II) is teaching under emergency
                                or other provisional status through
                                which State qualification or licensing
                                criteria have been waived; and
                                    ``(III) is teaching in the field of
                                discipline of the certification of the
                                teacher.
                          ``(ii) Whether the child is provided services
                      by paraprofessionals and, if so, their
                      qualifications.
                    ``(B) Additional information.--In addition to the
                information that parents may request under subparagraph
                (A), a school that receives funds under this part shall
                provide to each individual parent of a child who is a
                student in such school, with respect to such student--
                          ``(i) information on the level of achievement
                      and academic growth of the student, if applicable
                      and available, on each of the State academic
                      assessments required under this part; and
                          ``(ii) timely notice that the student has been
                      assigned, or has been taught for 4 or more
                      consecutive weeks by, a teacher who does not meet
                      applicable State certification or licensure
                      requirements at the grade level and subject area
                      in which the teacher has been assigned.
            ``(2) Testing transparency.--
                    ``(A) In general.--At the beginning of each school
                year, a local educational agency that receives funds
                under this part shall notify the parents of each student
                attending any school receiving funds under this part
                that the parents may request, and the local educational
                agency will provide the parents on request (and in a
                timely manner), information regarding any State or local
                educational agency policy regarding student
                participation in any assessments mandated by section
                1111(b)(2) and by the State or local educational agency, 
                which shall include a policy, procedure, or parental
                right to opt the child out of such assessment, where
                applicable.
                    ``(B) Additional information.--Subject to
                subparagraph (C), each local educational agency that
                receives funds under this part shall make widely
                available through public means (including by posting in
                a clear and easily accessible manner on the local
                educational agency's website and, where practicable, on
                the website of each school served by the local
                educational agency) for each grade served by the local
                educational agency, information on each assessment
                required by the State to comply with section 1111, other
                assessments required by the State, and where such
                information is available and feasible to report, 
                assessments required districtwide by the local
                educational agency, including--
                          ``(i) the subject matter assessed;

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                          ``(ii) the purpose for which the assessment is
                      designed and used;
                          ``(iii) the source of the requirement for the
                      assessment; and
                          ``(iv) where such information is available--
                                    ``(I) the amount of time students
                                will spend taking the assessment, and
                                the schedule for the assessment; and
                                    ``(II) the time and format for
                                disseminating results.
                    ``(C) Local educational agency that does not operate
                a website.--In the case of a local educational agency
                that does not operate a website, such local educational
                agency shall determine how to make the information
                described in subparagraph (A) widely available, such as
                through distribution of that information to the media, 
                through public agencies, or directly to parents.
            ``(3) Language instruction.--
                    ``(A) Notice.--Each local educational agency using
                funds under this part or title III to provide a language
                instruction educational program as determined under
                title III shall, not later than 30 days after the
                beginning of the school year, inform parents of an
                English learner identified for participation or
                participating in such a program, of--
                          ``(i) the reasons for the identification of
                      their child as an English learner and in need of
                      placement in a language instruction educational
                      program;
                          ``(ii) the child's level of English
                      proficiency, how such level was assessed, and the
                      status of the child's academic achievement;
                          ``(iii) the methods of instruction used in the
                      program in which their child is, or will be, 
                      participating and the methods of instruction used
                      in other available programs, including how such
                      programs differ in content, instructional goals, 
                      and the use of English and a native language in
                      instruction;
                          ``(iv) how the program in which their child
                      is, or will be, participating will meet the
                      educational strengths and needs of their child;
                          ``(v) how such program will specifically help
                      their child learn English and meet age-appropriate
                      academic achievement standards for grade promotion
                      and graduation;
                          ``(vi) the specific exit requirements for the
                      program, including the expected rate of transition
                      from such program into classrooms that are not
                      tailored for English learners, and the expected
                      rate of graduation from high school (including
                      four-year adjusted cohort graduation rates and
                      extended-year adjusted cohort graduation rates for
                      such program) if funds under this part are used
                      for children in high schools;
                          ``(vii) in the case of a child with a
                      disability, how such program meets the objectives
                      of the individualized education program of the
                      child, as described in section 614(d) of the
                      Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20
                      U.S.C. 1414(d)); and

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                          ``(viii) information pertaining to parental
                      rights that includes written guidance--
                                    ``(I) detailing the right that
                                parents have to have their child
                                immediately removed from such program
                                upon their request;
                                    ``(II) detailing the options that
                                parents have to decline to enroll their
                                child in such program or to choose
                                another program or method of
                                instruction, if available; and
                                    ``(III) assisting parents in
                                selecting among various programs and
                                methods of instruction, if more than 1
                                program or method is offered by the
                                eligible entity.
                    ``(B) Special rule applicable during the school
                year.--For those children who have not been identified
                as English learners prior to the beginning of the school
                year but are identified as English learners during such
                school year, the local educational agency shall notify
                the children's parents during the first 2 weeks of the
                child being placed in a language instruction educational
                program consistent with subparagraph (A).
                    ``(C) Parental participation.--
                          ``(i) In general.--Each local educational
                      agency receiving funds under this part shall
                      implement an effective means of outreach to
                      parents of English learners to inform the parents
                      regarding how the parents can--
                                    ``(I) be involved in the education
                                of their children; and
                                    ``(II) be active participants in
                                assisting their children to--
                                            ``(aa) attain English
                                        proficiency;
                                            ``(bb) achieve at high
                                        levels within a well-rounded
                                        education; and
                                            ``(cc) meet the challenging
                                        State academic standards
                                        expected of all students.
                          ``(ii) Regular meetings.--Implementing an
                      effective means of outreach to parents under
                      clause (i) shall include holding, and sending
                      notice of opportunities for, regular meetings for
                      the purpose of formulating and responding to
                      recommendations from parents of students assisted
                      under this part or title III.
                    ``(D) Basis for admission or exclusion.--A student
                shall not be admitted to, or excluded from, any
                federally assisted education program on the basis of a
                surname or language-minority status.
            ``(4) Notice and format.--The notice and information
        provided to parents under this subsection shall be in an
        understandable and uniform format and, to the extent
        practicable, provided in a language that the parents can
        understand.''.


NCLB Text

``SEC. 1112. LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCY PLANS. <<NOTE: 20 USC 6312.>> 

    ``(a) Plans Required.--
            ``(1) Subgrants.--A local educational agency may receive a
        subgrant under this part for any fiscal year only if such agency
        has on file with the State educational agency a plan, approved
        by the State educational agency, that is coordinated with other
        programs under this Act, the Individuals with Disabilities
        Education Act, the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical
        Education Act of 1998, the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance
        Act, and other Acts, as appropriate.
            ``(2) Consolidated application.--The plan may be submitted
        as part of a consolidated application under section 9305.

    ``(b) Plan Provisions.--
            ``(1) In general.--In order to help low-achieving children
        meet challenging achievement academic standards, each local
        educational agency plan shall include--
                    ``(A) a description of high-quality student academic
                assessments, if any, that are in addition to the
                academic assessments described in the State plan under
                section 1111(b)(3), that the local educational agency
                and schools served under this part will use--
                          ``(i) to determine the success of children
                      served under this part in meeting the State
                      student academic achievement standards, and to
                      provide information to teachers, parents, and
                      students on the progress being made toward meeting
                      the State student academic

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                      achievement standards described in section
                      1111(b)(1)(D)(ii);
                          ``(ii) to assist in diagnosis, teaching, and
                      learning in the classroom in ways that best enable
                      low-achieving children served under this part to
                      meet State student achievement academic standards
                      and do well in the local curriculum;
                          ``(iii) to determine what revisions are needed
                      to projects under this part so that such children
                      meet the State student academic achievement
                      standards; and
                          ``(iv) to identify effectively students who
                      may be at risk for reading failure or who are
                      having difficulty reading, through the use of
                      screening, diagnostic, and classroom-based
                      instructional reading assessments, as defined
                      under section 1208;
                    ``(B) at the local educational agency's discretion, 
                a description of any other indicators that will be used
                in addition to the academic indicators described in
                section 1111 for the uses described in such section;
                    ``(C) a description of how the local educational
                agency will provide additional educational assistance to
                individual students assessed as needing help in meeting
                the State's challenging student academic achievement
                standards;
                    ``(D) a description of the strategy the local
                educational agency will use to coordinate programs under
                this part with programs under title II to provide
                professional development for teachers and principals, 
                and, if appropriate, pupil services personnel, 
                administrators, parents and other staff, including local
                educational agency level staff in accordance with
                sections 1118 and 1119;
                    ``(E) a description of how the local educational
                agency will coordinate and integrate services provided
                under this part with other educational services at the
                local educational agency or individual school level, 
                such as--
                          ``(i) Even Start, Head Start, Reading First, 
                      Early Reading First, and other preschool programs, 
                      including plans for the transition of participants
                      in such programs to local elementary school
                      programs; and
                          ``(ii) services for children with limited
                      English proficiency, children with disabilities, 
                      migratory children, neglected or delinquent youth, 
                      Indian children served under part A of title VII, 
                      homeless children, and immigrant children in order
                      to increase program effectiveness, eliminate
                      duplication, and reduce fragmentation of the
                      instructional program;
                    ``(F) an assurance that the local educational agency
                will participate, if selected, in the State National
                Assessment of Educational Progress in 4th and 8th grade
                reading and mathematics carried out under section
                411(b)(2) of the National Education Statistics Act of
                1994;
                    ``(G) a description of the poverty criteria that
                will be used to select school attendance areas under
                section 1113;
                    ``(H) a description of how teachers, in consultation
                with parents, administrators, and pupil services
                personnel, in targeted assistance schools under section
                1115, will identify

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                the eligible children most in need of services under
                this part;
                    ``(I) a general description of the nature of the
                programs to be conducted by such agency's schools under
                sections 1114 and 1115 and, where appropriate, 
                educational services outside such schools for children
                living in local institutions for neglected or delinquent
                children, and for neglected and delinquent children in
                community day school programs;
                    ``(J) a description of how the local educational
                agency will ensure that migratory children and formerly
                migratory children who are eligible to receive services
                under this part are selected to receive such services on
                the same basis as other children who are selected to
                receive services under this part;
                    ``(K) if appropriate, a description of how the local
                educational agency will use funds under this part to
                support preschool programs for children, particularly
                children participating in Early Reading First, or in a
                Head Start or Even Start program, which services may be
                provided directly by the local educational agency or
                through a subcontract with the local Head Start agency
                designated by the Secretary of Health and Human Services
                under section 641 of the Head Start Act, or an agency
                operating an Even Start program, an Early Reading First
                program, or another comparable public early childhood
                development program;
                    ``(L) a description of the actions the local
                educational agency will take to assist its low-achieving
                schools identified under section 1116 as in need of
                improvement;
                    ``(M) a description of the actions the local
                educational agency will take to implement public school
                choice and supplemental services, consistent with the
                requirements of section 1116;
                    ``(N) a description of how the local educational
                agency will meet the requirements of section 1119;
                    ``(O) a description of the services the local
                educational agency will provide homeless children, 
                including services provided with funds reserved under
                section 1113(c)(3)(A);
                    ``(P) a description of the strategy the local
                educational agency will use to implement effective
                parental involvement under section 1118; and
                    ``(Q) where appropriate, a description of how the
                local educational agency will use funds under this part
                to support after school (including before school and
                summer school) and school-year extension programs.
            ``(2) Exception.--The academic assessments and indicators
        described in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of paragraph (1) shall
        not be used--
                    ``(A) in lieu of the academic assessments required
                under section 1111(b)(3) and other State academic
                indicators under section 1111(b)(2); or
                    ``(B) to reduce the number of, or change which, 
                schools would otherwise be subject to school
                improvement, corrective action, or restructuring under
                section 1116, if such additional assessments or
                indicators described in such subparagraphs were not
                used, but such assessments and indicators may be used to
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                school improvement or in need of corrective action or
                restructuring.

    ``(c) Assurances.--
            ``(1) In general.--Each local educational agency plan shall
        provide assurances that the local educational agency will--
                    ``(A) inform eligible schools and parents of
                schoolwide program authority and the ability of such
                schools to consolidate funds from Federal, State, and
                local sources;
                    ``(B) provide technical assistance and support to
                schoolwide programs;
                    ``(C) work in consultation with schools as the
                schools develop the schools' plans pursuant to section
                1114 and assist schools as the schools implement such
                plans or undertake activities pursuant to section 1115
                so that each school can make adequate yearly progress
                toward meeting the State student academic achievement
                standards;
                    ``(D) fulfill such agency's school improvement
                responsibilities under section 1116, including taking
                actions under paragraphs (7) and (8) of section 1116(b);
                    ``(E) provide services to eligible children
                attending private elementary schools and secondary
                schools in accordance with section 1120, and timely and
                meaningful consultation with private school officials
                regarding such services;
                    ``(F) take into account the experience of model
                programs for the educationally disadvantaged, and the
                findings of relevant scientifically based research
                indicating that services may be most effective if
                focused on students in the earliest grades at schools
                that receive funds under this part;
                    ``(G) in the case of a local educational agency that
                chooses to use funds under this part to provide early
                childhood development services to low-income children
                below the age of compulsory school attendance, ensure
                that such services comply with the performance standards
                established under section 641A(a) of the Head Start Act;
                    ``(H) work in consultation with schools as the
                schools develop and implement their plans or activities
                under sections 1118 and 1119;
                    ``(I) comply with the requirements of section 1119
                regarding the qualifications of teachers and
                paraprofessionals and professional development;
                    ``(J) inform eligible schools of the local
                educational agency's authority to obtain waivers on the
                school's behalf under title IX and, if the State is an
                Ed-Flex Partnership State, to obtain waivers under the
                Education Flexibility Partnership Act of 1999;
                    ``(K) coordinate and collaborate, to the extent
                feasible and necessary as determined by the local
                educational agency, with the State educational agency
                and other agencies providing services to children, 
                youth, and families with respect to a school in school
                improvement, corrective action, or restructuring under
                section 1116 if such a school requests assistance from
                the local educational agency in addressing major factors
                that have significantly affected student achievement at
                the school;

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                    ``(L) ensure, through incentives for voluntary
                transfers, the provision of professional development, 
                recruitment programs, or other effective strategies, 
                that low-income students and minority students are not
                taught at higher rates than other students by
                unqualified, out-of-field, or inexperienced teachers;
                    ``(M) use the results of the student academic
                assessments required under section 1111(b)(3), and other
                measures or indicators available to the agency, to
                review annually the progress of each school served by
                the agency and receiving funds under this part to
                determine whether all of the schools are making the
                progress necessary to ensure that all students will meet
                the State's proficient level of achievement on the State
                academic assessments described in section 1111(b)(3) 
                within 12 years from the end of the 2001-2002 school
                year;
                    ``(N) ensure that the results from the academic
                assessments required under section 1111(b)(3) will be
                provided to parents and teachers as soon as is
                practicably possible after the test is taken, in an
                understandable and uniform format and, to the extent
                practicable, provided in a language that the parents can
                understand; and
                    ``(O) assist each school served by the agency and
                assisted under this part in developing or identifying
                examples of high-quality, effective curricula consistent
                with section 1111(b)(8)(D).
            ``(2) Special rule.--In carrying out subparagraph (G) of
        paragraph (1), the Secretary--
                    ``(A) <<NOTE: Procedures.>>  shall consult with the
                Secretary of Health and Human Services and shall
                establish procedures (taking into consideration existing
                State and local laws, and local teacher contracts) to
                assist local educational agencies to comply with such
                subparagraph; and
                    ``(B) shall disseminate to local educational
                agencies the Head Start performance standards as in
                effect under section 641A(a) of the Head Start Act, and
                such agencies affected by such subparagraph shall plan
                for the implementation of such subparagraph (taking into
                consideration existing State and local laws, and local
                teacher contracts), including pursuing the availability
                of other Federal, State, and local funding sources to
                assist in compliance with such subparagraph.
            ``(3) Inapplicability.--Paragraph (1)(G) of this subsection
        shall not apply to preschool programs using the Even Start model
        or to Even Start programs that are expanded through the use of
        funds under this part.

    ``(d) Plan Development and Duration.--
            ``(1) Consultation.--Each local educational agency plan
        shall be developed in consultation with teachers, principals, 
        administrators (including administrators of programs described
        in other parts of this title), and other appropriate school
        personnel, and with parents of children in schools served under
        this part.
            ``(2) Duration.--Each such plan shall be submitted for the
        first year for which this part is in effect following the date
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        and shall remain in effect for the duration of the agency's
        participation under this part.
            ``(3) Review.--Each local educational agency shall
        periodically review and, as necessary, revise its plan.

    ``(e) State Approval.--
            ``(1) In general.--Each local educational agency plan shall
        be filed according to a schedule established by the State
        educational agency.
            ``(2) Approval.--The State educational agency shall approve
        a local educational agency's plan only if the State educational
        agency determines that the local educational agency's plan--
                    ``(A) enables schools served under this part to
                substantially help children served under this part meet
                the academic standards expected of all children
                described in section 1111(b)(1); and
                    ``(B) meets the requirements of this section.
            ``(3) Review.--The State educational agency shall review the
        local educational agency's plan to determine if such agencies
        activities are in accordance with sections 1118 and 1119.

    ``(f) Program Responsibility.--The local educational agency plan
shall reflect the shared responsibility of schools, teachers, and the
local educational agency in making decisions regarding activities under
sections 1114 and 1115.
    ``(g) Parental Notification.--
            ``(1) In general.--
                    ``(A) <<NOTE: Deadline.>>  Notice.--Each local
                educational agency using funds under this part to
                provide a language instruction educational program as
                determined in part C of title III shall, not later than
                30 days after the beginning of the school year, inform a
                parent or parents of a limited English proficient child
                identified for participation or participating in, such a
                program of--
                          ``(i) the reasons for the identification of
                      their child as limited English proficient and in
                      need of placement in a language instruction
                      educational program;
                          ``(ii) the child's level of English
                      proficiency, how such level was assessed, and the
                      status of the child's academic achievement;
                          ``(iii) the methods of instruction used in the
                      program in which their child is, or will be
                      participating, and the methods of instruction used
                      in other available programs, including how such
                      programs differ in content, instructional goals, 
                      and the use of English and a native language in
                      instruction;
                          ``(iv) how the program in which their child
                      is, or will be participating, will meet the
                      educational strengths and needs of their child;
                          ``(v) how such program will specifically help
                      their child learn English, and meet age-
                      appropriate academic achievement standards for
                      grade promotion and graduation;
                          ``(vi) the specific exit requirements for the
                      program, including the expected rate of transition
                      from such program into classrooms that are not
                      tailored for limited English proficient children, 
                      and the expected rate of graduation from secondary
                      school for such program

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                      if funds under this part are used for children in
                      secondary schools;
                          ``(vii) in the case of a child with a
                      disability, how such program meets the objectives
                      of the individualized education program of the
                      child;
                          ``(viii) information pertaining to parental
                      rights that includes written guidance--
                                    ``(I) detailing--
                                            ``(aa) the right that
                                        parents have to have their child
                                        immediately removed from such
                                        program upon their request; and
                                            ``(bb) the options that
                                        parents have to decline to
                                        enroll their child in such
                                        program or to choose another
                                        program or method of
                                        instruction, if available; and
                                    ``(II) assisting parents in
                                selecting among various programs and
                                methods of instruction, if more than one
                                program or method is offered by the
                                eligible entity.
                    ``(B) <<NOTE: Deadline.>>  Separate notification.--
                In addition to providing the information required to be
                provided under paragraph (1), each eligible entity that
                is using funds provided under this part to provide a
                language instruction educational program, and that has
                failed to make progress on the annual measurable
                achievement objectives described in section 3122 for any
                fiscal year for which part A is in effect, shall
                separately inform a parent or the parents of a child
                identified for participation in such program, or
                participating in such program, of such failure not later
                than 30 days after such failure occurs.
            ``(2) Notice.--The notice and information provided in
        paragraph (1) to a parent or parents of a child identified for
        participation in a language instruction educational program for
        limited English proficient children shall be in an
        understandable and uniform format and, to the extent
        practicable, provided in a language that the parents can
        understand.
            ``(3) <<NOTE: Deadline.>>  Special rule applicable during
        the school year.--For those children who have not been
        identified as limited English proficient prior to the beginning
        of the school year the local educational agency shall notify
        parents within the first 2 weeks of the child being placed in a
        language instruction educational program consistent with
        paragraphs (1) and (2).
            ``(4) Parental participation.--Each local educational agency
        receiving funds under this part shall implement an effective
        means of outreach to parents of limited English proficient
        students to inform the parents regarding how the parents can be
        involved in the education of their children, and be active
        participants in assisting their children to attain English
        proficiency, achieve at high levels in core academic subjects, 
        and meet challenging State academic achievement standards and
        State academic content standards expected of all students, 
        including holding, and sending notice of opportunities for, 
        regular meetings for the purpose of formulating and responding
        to recommendations from parents of students assisted under this
        part.
            ``(5) Basis for admission or exclusion.--A student shall not
        be admitted to, or excluded from, any federally assisted

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        education program on the basis of a surname or language-minority
        status.