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Short Titles as Introduced

A PLUS Act
Academic Partnerships Lead Us to Success Act

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A bill to allow a State to submit a declaration of intent to the Secretary of Education to combine certain funds to improve the academic achievement of students.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
01/24/2017 Introduced in Senate

All Actions (1)

Date
01/24/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S449)
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (5)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Perdue, David [R-GA]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Johnson, Ron [R-WI]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL]* 01/24/2017

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions01/24/2017 Referred to

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Subjects (8)

  • Academic performance and assessments
  • Education of the disadvantaged
  • Education programs funding
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Government information and archives
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • State and local finance

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Introduced in Senate (01/24/2017)

Academic Partnerships Lead Us to Success Act or the A PLUS Act 

This bill allows each state to receive federal elementary and secondary education funds on a consolidated basis and manage the funds to advance the educational policy of the state.

A declaration of intent must be formulated by a combination of specified state officials or by referendum and must list the programs for which consolidated funding is requested. States may use such funds for any educational purpose permitted by state law, but must make certain assurances that they will use fiscal control and fund accounting procedures, abide by federal civil rights laws, advance educational opportunities for the disadvantaged, and use federal funds to supplement rather than supplant state funding.

Each declaration state shall: (1) inform the public about its student achievement assessment system, (2) report annually on student progress toward the state's proficiency standards by specified student groups, and (3) provide for the equitable participation of private school children and teachers in the same manner as provided for under current law.