Summary: H.R.5477 — 96th Congress (1979-1980)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5477. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (09/28/1979)

Elementary School Guidance and Counseling Incentive Act of 1979 - Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years 1981 through 1985 for State allotments for comprehensive elementary school guidance and counseling programs, supplemental grants to States for elementary school guidance and counseling, and grants for demonstration and evaluation programs.

Provides formulas for such State allotments, based on the population of elementary school children, with minimum required amounts.

Directs the Commissioner of Education to administer State allotments and State plans through the Office of Guidance and Counseling of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

Requires that each State, to be eligible for such allotments, submit to the Commissioner a State plan for providing comprehensive elementary school guidance and counseling programs for a five-year period, with necessary annual revisions, which meets such criteria as the Commissioner may by regulation prescribe. Sets forth required provisions of such plans and programs. Provides for appeal by a State of a final action of the Commissioner to a circuit court of appeals.

Authorizes the Commissioner, through the Office of Guidance and Counseling, to make grants to States with approved plans for distribution to local educational agencies and for support of States with approved plans for distribution to local educational agencies and for support of State agency leadership activities on the basis of statewide needs and priorities in elementary school guidance and counseling. Sets forth approved uses of such grants.

Directs the Commissioner, through the Office of Guidance and Counseling, to carry out a program of demonstration and evaluation relating to elementary school guidance and counseling. Sets forth approved types of demonstration and evaluation projects.

Requires the Office of Guidance and Counseling to collect, analyze, prepare, and disseminate information related to the provision of guidance and counseling services to elementary school-age children.

Requires specified State and local educational agencies to designate supervisors of elementary guidance services or programs.