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107th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                 S. 231

 To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to ensure 
that seniors are given an opportunity to serve as mentors, tutors, and 
                    volunteers for certain programs.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                            January 31, 2001

 Mr. Campbell introduced the following bill; which was read twice and 
  referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to ensure 
that seniors are given an opportunity to serve as mentors, tutors, and 
                    volunteers for certain programs.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Seniors as Volunteers in Our Schools 
Act''.

SEC. 2. REFERENCES.

    Except as otherwise specifically provided, whenever in this Act an 
amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an amendment to, or a 
repeal of, a section or other provision, the reference shall be 
considered to be made to a section or other provision of the Elementary 
and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6301 et seq.).

SEC. 3. GOVERNOR'S PROGRAMS.

    Section 4114(c) (20 U.S.C. 7114(c)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (11), by striking ``and'' after the 
        semicolon;
            (2) in paragraph (12), by striking the period and inserting 
        ``; and''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(13) drug and violence prevention activities that use the 
        services of appropriately qualified seniors for activities that 
        include mentoring, tutoring, and volunteering.''.

SEC. 4. LOCAL DRUG AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAMS.

    Section 4116(b) (20 U.S.C. 7116(b)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (2), in the matter preceding subparagraph 
        (A), by inserting ``(including mentoring by appropriately 
        qualified seniors)'' after ``mentoring'';
            (2) in paragraph (2)(C)--
                    (A) in clause (ii), by striking ``and'' after the 
                semicolon;
                    (B) in clause (iii), by inserting ``and'' after the 
                semicolon; and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following:
                            ``(iv) drug and violence prevention 
                        activities that use the services of 
                        appropriately qualified seniors for such 
                        activities as mentoring, tutoring, and 
                        volunteering;'';
            (3) in paragraph (4)(C), by inserting ``(including 
        mentoring by appropriately qualified seniors)'' after 
        ``mentoring programs''; and
            (4) in paragraph (8), by inserting ``and which may involve 
        appropriately qualified seniors working with students'' after 
        ``settings''.

SEC. 5. NATIONAL PROGRAMS.

    Section 4121(a) (20 U.S.C. 7131(a)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (10), by inserting ``, including projects 
        and activities that promote the interaction of youth and 
        appropriately qualified seniors'' after ``responsibility''; and
            (2) in paragraph (13), by inserting ``, including 
        activities that integrate appropriately qualified seniors in 
        activities, such as mentoring, tutoring, and volunteering'' 
        after ``title''.

SEC. 6. AUTHORIZED SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES.

    Section 9115(b) (20 U.S.C. 7815(b)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (6), by striking ``and'' after the 
        semicolon;
            (2) in paragraph (7), by striking the period and inserting 
        ``; and''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(8) activities that recognize and support the unique 
        cultural and educational needs of Indian children, and 
        incorporate appropriately qualified tribal elders and 
        seniors.''.

SEC. 7. IMPROVEMENTS OF EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIAN CHILDREN.

    Section 9121(c)(1) (20 U.S.C. 7831(c)(1)) is amended--
            (1) in subparagraph (J), by striking ``or'' after the 
        semicolon;
            (2) by redesignating subparagraph (K) as subparagraph (L); 
        and
            (3) by inserting after subparagraph (J) the following:
                    ``(K) activities that recognize and support the 
                unique cultural and educational needs of Indian 
                children, and incorporate appropriately qualified 
                tribal elders and seniors; or''.

SEC. 8. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

    Section 9122(d)(1) (20 U.S.C. 7832(d)(1)) is amended in the second 
sentence by striking the period and inserting ``, and may include 
programs designed to train tribal elders and seniors.''.

SEC. 9. NATIVE HAWAIIAN COMMUNITY-BASED EDUCATION LEARNING CENTERS.

    Section 9210(b) (20 U.S.C. 7910(b)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (2), by striking ``and'' after the 
        semicolon; and
            (2) in paragraph (3), by striking the period and inserting 
        ``; and''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(4) programs that recognize and support the unique 
        cultural and educational needs of Native Hawaiian children, and 
        incorporate appropriately qualified Native Hawaiian elders and 
        seniors.''.

SEC. 10. ALASKA NATIVE STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS.

    Section 9306(b) (20 U.S.C. 7936(b)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (3), by striking ``and'' after the 
        semicolon;
            (2) in paragraph (4), by striking the period and inserting 
        ``; and''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(5) activities that recognize and support the unique 
        cultural and educational needs of Alaskan Native children, and 
        incorporate appropriately qualified Alaskan Native elders and 
        seniors.''.

SEC. 11. GIFTED AND TALENTED CHILDREN.

    Section 10204(b)(3) (20 U.S.C. 8034(b)(3)) is amended by striking 
``and parents'' and inserting ``, parents, and appropriately qualified 
senior volunteers''.

SEC. 12. 21ST CENTURY COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTERS.

    Section 10904(a)(3) (20 U.S.C. 8244(a)(3)) is amended--
            (1) in subparagraph (D), by striking ``and'' after the 
        semicolon;
            (2) in subparagraph (E), by striking the period and 
        inserting ``; and''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following:
                    ``(F) a description of how the school or consortium 
                will encourage and use appropriately qualified seniors 
                as volunteers in activities identified under section 
                10905.''.
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