Summary: S.437 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.437. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (03/01/2001)

Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Reauthorization Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to reauthorize and revise provisions for Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities (also known as the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1994).

Extends the authorization of appropriations for such provisions, including: (1) State grants for drug and violence prevention programs; and (2) national programs. Authorizes appropriations for a National Coordinator Program Initiative.

Revises requirements relating to State and local educational agency (SEA and LEA) programs. Requires SEAs, LEAs, and Governors, when developing program applications, to consult with advisory councils established at the State and local levels.

Requires the independent biennial evaluation to report on specified aspects of the performance of funded community and LEA programs.

Revises requirements relating to national programs, including specified Federal activities as well as grants for local hate crime prevention.

Directs the Secretary to establish a National Coordinator Program of grants to LEAs to hire drug prevention and school safety program coordinators.

Establishes the Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Advisory Committee to review regulations and standards.