Section Summary




Part D of title IV (20 U.S.C. 7201 et seq.), as amended by section

4001(b)(3), is further amended--

(1) <<NOTE: 20 USC 7231.>> in section 4401--

(A) in subsection (a)(2)--

(i) by striking ``2,000,000'' and inserting

``2,500,000''; and

(ii) by striking ``65'' and inserting ``69'';


(B) in subsection (b)--

(i) in paragraph (2)--

(I) by striking ``and

implementation'' and inserting ``,

implementation, and expansion''; and

(II) by striking ``content standards

and student academic achievement

standards'' and inserting ``standards'';

(ii) in paragraph (3), by striking ``and

design'' and inserting ``, design, and


(iii) in paragraph (4), by striking

``vocational'' and inserting ``career''; and

(iv) in paragraph (6), by striking


(2) in section <<NOTE: 20 USC 7231d.>> 4405(b)--

(A) in paragraph (1)--

(i) in subparagraph (A), by inserting ``any

available evidence on, or if such evidence is not

available, a rationale, based on current research,

for'' before ``how the proposed magnet school


(ii) in subparagraph (B), by inserting ``,

including any evidence, or if such evidence is not

available, a rationale based on current research

findings, to support such description'' before the


(iii) by redesignating subparagraphs (D) and

(E) as subparagraphs (E) and (F), respectively;


(iv) by inserting after subparagraph (C) the


``(D) how the applicant will assess, monitor, and

evaluate the impact of the activities funded under this

part on student achievement and integration;''; and

(B) in paragraph (2)--

(i) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``section

5301(b)'' and inserting ``section 4401(b)''; and

(ii) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``highly

qualified'' and inserting ``effective'';

(3) in section 4406, <<NOTE: 20 USC 7231e.>> by striking

paragraphs (2) and (3) and inserting the following:

``(2) propose to--

``(A) carry out a new, evidence-based magnet school


``(B) significantly revise an existing magnet school

program, using evidence-based methods and practices, as

available; or

``(C) replicate an existing magnet school program

that has a demonstrated record of success in increasing

student academic achievement and reducing isolation of

minority groups;

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``(3) propose to select students to attend magnet school

programs by methods such as lottery, rather than through

academic examination; and

``(4) propose to increase racial integration by taking into

account socioeconomic diversity in designing and implementing

magnet school programs.'';

(4) in section 4407-- <<NOTE: 20 USC 7231f.>>

(A) in subsection (a)--

(i) in paragraph (3), by striking ``highly

qualified'' and inserting ``effective'';

(ii) in paragraph (6), by striking ``and'' at

the end;

(iii) in paragraph (7), by striking the period

at the end and inserting a semicolon; and

(iv) by adding at the end the following:

``(8) to enable the local educational agency, or consortium

of such agencies, or other organizations partnered with such

agency or consortium, to establish, expand, or strengthen inter-

district and regional magnet programs; and

``(9) notwithstanding section 426 of the General Education

Provisions Act (20 U.S.C. 1228), to provide transportation to

and from the magnet school, provided that--

``(A) such transportation is sustainable beyond the

grant period; and

``(B) the costs of providing transportation do not

represent a significant portion of the grant funds

received by the eligible local educational agency under

this part .''; and

(B) by striking subsection (b) and inserting the


``(b) Special Rule.--Grant funds under this part may be used for

activities described in paragraphs (2) and (3) of subsection (a) only if

the activities are directly related to improving student academic

achievement based on the challenging State academic standards or

directly related to improving student reading skills or knowledge of

mathematics, science, history, geography, English, foreign languages,

art, or music, or to improving career, technical, and professional


(5) in section 4408 <<NOTE: 20 USC 7231h.>> --

(A) in subsection (a), by striking ``3'' and

inserting ``5'';

(B) by striking subsection (c) and inserting the


``(c) Amount.--No grant awarded under this part to a local

educational agency, or a consortium of such agencies, shall be for more

than $15,000,000 for the grant period described in subsection (a).'';


(C) in subsection (d), by striking ``July'' and

inserting ``June'';

(6) in section 4409 <<NOTE: 20 USC 7231j.>> --

(A) by striking subsection (a) and inserting the


``(a) Authorization.--There are authorized to be appropriated to

carry out this part the following amounts:

``(1) $94,000,000 for fiscal year 2017.

``(2) $96,820,000 for fiscal year 2018.

``(3) $102,387,150 for fiscal year 2019.

``(4) $108,530,379 for fiscal year 2020.''.

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(B) by redesignating subsection (b) as subsection

(c); and

(C) by inserting after subsection (a) the following:

``(b) Reservation for Technical Assistance.--The Secretary may

reserve not more than 1 percent of the funds appropriated under

subsection (a) for any fiscal year to provide technical assistance and

share best practices with respect to magnet school programs assisted

under this part.''.


 Title V (20 U.S.C. 7201 et seq.) is amended to read as follows:



``SEC. 5301. <<NOTE: 20 USC 7231.>> FINDINGS AND PURPOSE.

``(a) Findings.--Congress makes the following findings:

``(1) Magnet schools are a significant part of the Nation's

effort to achieve voluntary desegregation in our Nation's


``(2) The use of magnet schools has increased dramatically

since the inception of the magnet schools assistance program

under this Act, with approximately 2,000,000 students nationwide

attending such schools, of whom more than 65 percent are non-


``(3) Magnet schools offer a wide range of distinctive

programs that have served as models for school improvement


``(4) It is in the best interests of the United States--

``(A) to continue the Federal Government's support

of local educational agencies that are implementing

court-ordered desegregation plans and local educational

agencies that are voluntarily seeking to foster

meaningful interaction among students of different

racial and ethnic backgrounds, beginning at the earliest

stage of such students' education;

``(B) to ensure that all students have equitable

access to a high quality education that will prepare all

students to function well in a technologically oriented

and a highly competitive economy comprised of people

from many different racial and ethnic backgrounds; and

``(C) to continue to desegregate and diversify

schools by supporting magnet schools, recognizing that

segregation exists between minority and nonminority

students as well as among students of different minority


``(5) Desegregation efforts through magnet school programs

are a significant part of our Nation's effort to achieve

voluntary desegregation in schools and help to ensure equal

educational opportunities for all students.

``(b) Purpose.--The purpose of this part is to assist in the

desegregation of schools served by local educational agencies by

providing financial assistance to eligible local educational agencies


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``(1) the elimination, reduction, or prevention of minority

group isolation in elementary schools and secondary schools with

substantial proportions of minority students, which shall

include assisting in the efforts of the United States to achieve

voluntary desegregation in public schools;

``(2) the development and implementation of magnet school

programs that will assist local educational agencies in

achieving systemic reforms and providing all students the

opportunity to meet challenging State academic content standards

and student academic achievement standards;

``(3) the development and design of innovative educational

methods and practices that promote diversity and increase

choices in public elementary schools and public secondary

schools and public educational programs;

``(4) courses of instruction within magnet schools that will

substantially strengthen the knowledge of academic subjects and

the attainment of tangible and marketable vocational,

technological, and professional skills of students attending

such schools;

``(5) improving the capacity of local educational agencies,

including through professional development, to continue

operating magnet schools at a high performance level after

Federal funding for the magnet schools is terminated; and

``(6) ensuring that all students enrolled in the magnet

school programs have equitable access to high quality education

that will enable the students to succeed academically and

continue with postsecondary education or productive employment.