H.R.670 - School Completion and Incentives Act101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Pepper, Claude [D-FL-18] (Introduced 01/27/1989)|
|Committees:||House - Education and Labor|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/13/1989 Executive Comment Requested from Education. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.670 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/27/1989)
School Completion and Incentives Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to make matching grants to each State for planning and carrying out a program to increase the high school completion rate.
Requires States to assure that, under such program, requirements for obtaining a high school diploma or its equivalent will not be lowered. Requires that at least 40 percent of a State's grant funds be used for grants to individual schools that have: (1) a dropout rate above the State average; (2) an aggregate achievement rate below the State average; or (3) a student enrollment of which 30 percent of the students come from families below the official poverty line.
Directs the Secretary to publish an application notice for such grants by January 1, 1991.
Requires grant recipient annual reports by local educational agencies and individual schools to the State, and by the States to the Secretary.
Directs the Secretary, at least once every three years, to publish the high school completion rate for each State, with the first such publication to be made by January 1, 1995.
Authorizes appropriations for: (1) making planning grants for such programs, for FY 1991 and 1992; and (2) carrying out such programs, for FY 1993 through 1999.
Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to revise provisions relating to secondary school programs for basic skills improvement and dropout prevention and reentry. Requires each State educational agency and local educational agency that conducts a specified evaluation pursuant to such provisions to report the evaluation results to the National Diffusion Network. Doubles the amounts authorized to be appropriated for such programs for FY 1990 through 1993.
Revises ESEA provisions for assistance to address school dropout problems. Extends through FY 1992 the authorization of appropriations for such assistance for FY 1990 through 1992.