H.R.541 - Transition-to-Success Mentoring Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7] (Introduced 01/27/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||04/29/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.541 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/27/2015)
Transition-to-Success Mentoring Act
Amends title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to reauthorize appropriations under part H (School Dropout Prevention).
Establishes a transition-to-success mentoring program under part H of the ESEA requiring the Secretary of Education to award grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) or partnerships between LEAs and community-based nonprofit organizations to establish, expand, or provide technical support to school-based mentoring programs to assist at-risk students in transitioning from middle to high school.
Requires grantees to assign to each at-risk student in his or her middle school a success coach who:
- creates a plan of success for the student;
- enters into an agreement with the student's parents regarding their role in implementing such plan;
- meets with the student at least once a month to assess and assist the student's progress;
- meets at least once a month with the student and the student's parents, teachers, or counselors to evaluate the student's progress and revise or establish new goals for the next academic year; and
- serves as the student's advocate between the student's parents and teachers.
Authorizes the use of grant funds to: (1) train success coaches, (2) cover the cost of any materials they use under the mentoring program, and (3) hire staff to perform or support program objectives.