H.R.5862 - Keep Students in School Act of 2016114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9] (Introduced 07/14/2016)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/19/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5862 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/14/2016)
Keep Students in School Act of 2016
This bill establishes a grant program through which the Department of Education (ED) shall assist local educational agencies in carrying out one or more of the following activities:
- establishing an attendance program;
- funding after-school programs and recreational activities;
- establishing a teacher training and development program that focuses on issues relating to racial inequality and poverty;
- if applicable, making a zero tolerance policy more compatible with the goals of student retention and engagement;
- establishing a student absence policy with respect to at-risk children;
- collaborating with local agencies and social workers to address issues facing at-risk children;
- providing parents of at-risk children with resources and support;
- establishing or expanding a mentoring program; or
- providing schools with licensed social workers.
ED shall provide technical assistance to grantees upon request.
In addition, ED shall establish a task force to develop a comprehensive work plan to address the hardships that disadvantaged youth may face in attending school and attaining academic success. The task force shall: (1) coordinate interagency efforts to address such hardships, (2) assess the effectiveness of federal programs aimed at addressing those hardships, and (3) develop a plan that implements improvements to such federal programs and incorporates positive youth development practices.