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Passed House amended (05/04/1999)

Urges the Congress and the President, working within the constraints of the balanced budget agreement, to give programs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) the highest priority among Federal elementary and secondary education programs by meeting the commitment to fund the maximum State grant allocation for educating children with disabilities under such Act, prior to authorizing or appropriating funds for any new education initiative, while retaining the commitment to fund existing Federal education programs that increase student achievement.

Declares that any local educational agency choosing to use specified authority to treat certain IDEA funds as local funds should use those local funds to provide additional funding for any Federal, State, or local education program.