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Fix America's Schools Today Act of 2011

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A bill to provide assistance for the modernization, renovation, and repair of elementary school and secondary school buildings in public school districts and community colleges across the United States in order to support the achievement of improved educational outcomes in those schools, and for other purposes.

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09/21/2011 Introduced in Senate

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09/21/2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Action By: Senate

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Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions09/21/2011 Referred to

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Subjects (15)

  • Buy American requirements
  • Education of the disadvantaged
  • Education programs funding
  • Educational facilities and institutions
  • Educational technology and distance education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Energy efficiency and conservation
  • Environmental technology
  • Hazardous wastes and toxic substances
  • Higher education
  • Labor standards
  • Public contracts and procurement
  • Vocational and technical education
  • Wages and earnings

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Introduced in Senate (09/21/2011)

Fix America's Schools Today Act of 2011 - Directs the Secretary of Education to allocate grants to states and, through them, subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to modernize, renovate, or repair early learning or elementary or secondary education facilities.

Requires the Secretary to allocate grants directly to the 100 LEAs with the largest numbers of children aged 5-17 living in poverty to modernize, renovate, or repair such facilities. Allocates such funds among these LEAs in proportion to each LEA's respective share of school improvement funds under part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

Requires states to give subgrant priority to projects that comply with certain green building standards.

Prohibits the use of such grants for new construction, routine janitorial costs, or on facilities used for events for which the public is charged admission.

Reserves funds for a survey, by the National Center for Education Statistics, of our public school construction, modernization, renovation, and repair needs.

Directs the Secretary to allocate grants to states to modernize, renovate, or repair existing facilities at community colleges.

Prohibits the use of such grants: (1) for routine janitorial costs, (2) on facilities used for events for which the public is charged admission, or (3) on facilities which are used for sectarian purposes.

Requires states, in providing assistance to community college projects, to consider the extent to which the project complies with certain green building standards.

Limits the amount of time states and LEAs have to obligate this Act's grants and subgrants.

Requires, with certain exceptions, the iron, steel, and manufactured goods used in projects funded by this Act to be domestic.

Applies the prevailing wage rate requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act to projects assisted pursuant to this Act.