SEC. 1013/SEC. 1119

COORDINATION REQUIREMENTS

 

 

Section Summary

 


ESSA Update

SEC. 1013. COORDINATION REQUIREMENTS.

    Section 1119, as redesignated by section 1000(5), <<NOTE: 20 USC
6322.>> is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) by striking ``such as the Early Reading First
                program''; and
                    (B) by adding at the end the following new sentence: 
                ``Each local educational agency shall develop agreements
                with such Head Start agencies and other entities to
                carry out such activities.''; and
            (2) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by
                striking ``early childhood development programs, such as
                the Early Reading First program,'' and inserting ``early
                childhood education programs'';
                    (B) in paragraph (1), by striking ``early childhood
                development program such as the Early Reading First
                program'' and inserting ``early childhood education
                program'';
                    (C) in paragraph (2), by striking ``early childhood
                development programs such as the Early Reading First

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                program'' and inserting ``early childhood education
                programs'';
                    (D) in paragraph (3), by striking ``early childhood
                development programs such as the Early Reading First
                program'' and inserting ``early childhood education
                programs'';
                    (E) in paragraph (4)--
                          (i) by striking ``Early Reading First program
                      staff,''; and
                          (ii) by striking ``early childhood development
                      program'' and inserting ``early childhood
                      education program''; and
                    (F) in paragraph (5), by striking ``and entities
                carrying out Early Reading First programs''.


NCLB Text

`SEC. 1119. <<NOTE: 20 USC 6319.>>  QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHERS AND
            PARAPROFESSIONALS.

    ``(a) Teacher Qualifications and Measurable Objectives.--
            ``(1) In general.--Beginning with the first day of the first
        school year after the date of enactment of the No Child Left
        Behind Act of 2001, each local educational agency receiving
        assistance under this part shall ensure that all teachers hired
        after such day and teaching in a program supported with funds
        under this part are highly qualified.
            ``(2) State plan.--As part of the plan described in section
        1111, each State educational agency receiving assistance under
        this part shall develop a plan to ensure that all teachers
        teaching in core academic subjects within the State are highly
        qualified not later than the end of the 2005-2006 school year. 
        Such plan shall establish annual measurable objectives for each
        local educational agency and school that, at a minimum--
                    ``(A) <<NOTE: Deadline.>>  shall include an annual
                increase in the percentage of highly qualified teachers
                at each local educational agency and school, to ensure
                that all teachers teaching in core

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                academic subjects in each public elementary school and
                secondary school are highly qualified not later than the
                end of the 2005-2006 school year;
                    ``(B) shall include an annual increase in the
                percentage of teachers who are receiving high-quality
                professional development to enable such teachers to
                become highly qualified and successful classroom
                teachers; and
                    ``(C) may include such other measures as the State
                educational agency determines to be appropriate to
                increase teacher qualifications.
            ``(3) <<NOTE: Deadline.>>  Local plan.--As part of the plan
        described in section 1112, each local educational agency
        receiving assistance under this part shall develop a plan to
        ensure that all teachers teaching within the school district
        served by the local educational agency are highly qualified not
        later than the end of the 2005-2006 school year.

    ``(b) <<NOTE: Deadlines.>>  Reports.--
            ``(1) Annual state and local reports.--
                    ``(A) Local reports.--Each State educational agency
                described in subsection (a)(2) shall require each local
                educational agency receiving funds under this part to
                publicly report, each year, beginning with the 2002-2003
                school year, the annual progress of the local
                educational agency as a whole and of each of the schools
                served by the agency, in meeting the measurable
                objectives described in subsection (a)(2).
                    ``(B) State reports.--Each State educational agency
                receiving assistance under this part shall prepare and
                submit each year, beginning with the 2002-2003 school
                year, a report to the Secretary, describing the State
                educational agency's progress in meeting the measurable
                objectives described in subsection (a)(2).
                    ``(C) Information from other reports.--A State
                educational agency or local educational agency may
                submit information from the reports described in section
                1111(h) for the purposes of this subsection, if such
                report is modified, as may be necessary, to contain the
                information required by this subsection, and may submit
                such information as a part of the reports required under
                section 1111(h).
            ``(2) Annual reports by the secretary.--Each year, beginning
        with the 2002-2003 school year, the Secretary shall publicly
        report the annual progress of State educational agencies, local
        educational agencies, and schools, in meeting the measurable
        objectives described in subsection (a)(2).

    ``(c) New Paraprofessionals.--
            ``(1) In general.--Each local educational agency receiving
        assistance under this part shall ensure that all
        paraprofessionals hired after the date of enactment of the No
        Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and working in a program supported
        with funds under this part shall have--
                    ``(A) completed at least 2 years of study at an
                institution of higher education;
                    ``(B) obtained an associate's (or higher) degree; or
                    ``(C) met a rigorous standard of quality and can
                demonstrate, through a formal State or local academic
                assessment--

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                          ``(i) knowledge of, and the ability to assist
                      in instructing, reading, writing, and mathematics; 
                      or
                          ``(ii) knowledge of, and the ability to assist
                      in instructing, reading readiness, writing
                      readiness, and mathematics readiness, as
                      appropriate.
            ``(2) Clarification.--The receipt of a secondary school
        diploma (or its recognized equivalent) shall be necessary but
        not sufficient to satisfy the requirements of paragraph (1)(C).

    ``(d) <<NOTE: Deadline.>>  Existing Paraprofessionals.--Each local
educational agency receiving assistance under this part shall ensure
that all paraprofessionals hired before the date of enactment of the No
Child Left Behind Act of 2001, and working in a program supported with
funds under this part shall, not later than 4 years after the date of
enactment satisfy the requirements of subsection (c).

    ``(e) Exceptions for Translation and Parental Involvement
Activities.--Subsections (c) and (d) shall not apply to a
paraprofessional--
            ``(1) who is proficient in English and a language other than
        English and who provides services primarily to enhance the
        participation of children in programs under this part by acting
        as a translator; or
            ``(2) whose duties consist solely of conducting parental
        involvement activities consistent with section 1118.

    ``(f) General Requirement for All Paraprofessionals.--Each local
educational agency receiving assistance under this part shall ensure
that all paraprofessionals working in a program supported with funds
under this part, regardless of the paraprofessionals' hiring date, have
earned a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent.
    ``(g) Duties of Paraprofessionals.--
            ``(1) In general.--Each local educational agency receiving
        assistance under this part shall ensure that a paraprofessional
        working in a program supported with funds under this part is not
        assigned a duty inconsistent with this subsection.
            ``(2) Responsibilities paraprofessionals may be assigned.--A
        paraprofessional described in paragraph (1) may be assigned--
                    ``(A) to provide one-on-one tutoring for eligible
                students, if the tutoring is scheduled at a time when a
                student would not otherwise receive instruction from a
                teacher;
                    ``(B) to assist with classroom management, such as
                organizing instructional and other materials;
                    ``(C) to provide assistance in a computer
                laboratory;
                    ``(D) to conduct parental involvement activities;
                    ``(E) to provide support in a library or media
                center;
                    ``(F) to act as a translator; or
                    ``(G) to provide instructional services to students
                in accordance with paragraph (3).
            ``(3) Additional limitations.--A paraprofessional described
        in paragraph (1)--
                    ``(A) may not provide any instructional service to a
                student unless the paraprofessional is working under the
                direct supervision of a teacher consistent with section
                1119; and
                    ``(B) may assume limited duties that are assigned to
                similar personnel who are not working in a program
                supported with funds under this part, including duties
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                classroom instruction or that do not benefit
                participating children, so long as the amount of time
                spent on such duties is the same proportion of total
                work time as prevails with respect to similar personnel
                at the same school.

    ``(h) Use of Funds.--A local educational agency receiving funds
under this part may use such funds to support ongoing training and
professional development to assist teachers and paraprofessionals in
satisfying the requirements of this section.
    ``(i) Verification of Compliance.--
            ``(1) In general.--In verifying compliance with this
        section, each local educational agency, at a minimum, shall
        require that the principal of each school operating a program
        under section 1114 or 1115 attest annually in writing as to
        whether such school is in compliance with the requirements of
        this section.
            ``(2) Availability of information.--Copies of attestations
        under paragraph (1)--
                    ``(A) shall be maintained at each school operating a
                program under section 1114 or 1115 and at the main
                office of the local educational agency; and
                    ``(B) shall be available to any member of the
                general public on request.

    ``(j) Combinations of Funds.--Funds provided under this part that
are used for professional development purposes may be combined with
funds provided under title II of this Act, other Acts, and other
sources.
    ``(k) Special Rule.--Except as provided in subsection (l), no State
educational agency shall require a school or a local educational agency
to expend a specific amount of funds for professional development
activities under this part, except that this paragraph shall not apply
with respect to requirements under section 1116(c)(3).
    ``(l) <<NOTE: Deadline.>>  Minimum Expenditures.--Each local
educational agency that receives funds under this part shall use not
less than 5 percent, or more than 10 percent, of such funds for each of
fiscal years 2002 and 2003, and not less than 5 percent of the funds for
each subsequent fiscal year, for professional development activities to
ensure that teachers who are not highly qualified become highly
qualified not later than the end of the 2005-2006 school year.