20 USC 7231d: Applications and requirements
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20 USC 7231d: Applications and requirements Text contains those laws in effect on June 13, 2024

§7231d. Applications and requirements

(a) Applications

An eligible local educational agency, or consortium of such agencies, desiring to receive a grant under this part shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time, in such manner, and containing such information and assurances as the Secretary may reasonably require.

(b) Information and assurances

Each application submitted under subsection (a) shall include-

(1) a description of-

(A) how a grant awarded under this part will be used to promote desegregation, including any available evidence on, or if such evidence is not available, a rationale, based on current research, for how the proposed magnet school programs will increase interaction among students of different social, economic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds;

(B) the manner and extent to which the magnet school program will increase student academic achievement in the instructional area or areas offered by the school, including any evidence, or if such evidence is not available, a rationale based on current research findings, to support such description;

(C) how the applicant will continue the magnet school program after assistance under this part is no longer available, and, if applicable, an explanation of why magnet schools established or supported by the applicant with grant funds under this part cannot be continued without the use of grant funds under this part;

(D) how the applicant will assess, monitor, and evaluate the impact of the activities funded under this part on student achievement and integration;

(E) how grant funds under this part will be used-

(i) to improve student academic achievement for all students attending the magnet school programs; and

(ii) to implement services and activities that are consistent with other programs under this chapter, and other Acts, as appropriate; and

(F) the criteria to be used in selecting students to attend the proposed magnet school program; and

(2) assurances that the applicant will-

(A) use grant funds under this part for the purposes specified in section 7231(b) of this title;

(B) employ effective teachers in the courses of instruction assisted under this part;

(C) not engage in discrimination based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, or disability in-

(i) the hiring, promotion, or assignment of employees of the applicant or other personnel for whom the applicant has any administrative responsibility;

(ii) the assignment of students to schools, or to courses of instruction within the schools, of such applicant, except to carry out the approved plan; and

(iii) designing or operating extracurricular activities for students;

(D) carry out a high-quality education program that will encourage greater parental decisionmaking and involvement; and

(E) give students residing in the local attendance area of the proposed magnet school program equitable consideration for placement in the program, consistent with desegregation guidelines and the capacity of the applicant to accommodate the students.

(c) Special rule

No grant shall be awarded under this part unless the Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights determines that the assurances described in subsection (b)(2)(C) will be met.

(Pub. L. 89–10, title IV, §4405, formerly title V, §5305, as added Pub. L. 107–110, title V, §501, Jan. 8, 2002, 115 Stat. 1808 ; renumbered title IV, §4405, and amended Pub. L. 114–95, title IV, §§4001(b)(3)(A), (B), (D)(i), 4401(2), Dec. 10, 2015, 129 Stat. 1967 , 2014.)

Editorial Notes

Prior Provisions

A prior section 4405 of Pub. L. 89–10 was classified to section 3125 of this title, prior to the general amendment of Pub. L. 89–10 by Pub. L. 103–382.


2015-Subsec. (b)(1)(A). Pub. L. 114–95, §4401(2)(A)(i), inserted "any available evidence on, or if such evidence is not available, a rationale, based on current research, for" before "how the proposed magnet school programs".

Subsec. (b)(1)(B). Pub. L. 114–95, §4401(2)(A)(ii), inserted ", including any evidence, or if such evidence is not available, a rationale based on current research findings, to support such description" before semicolon at end.

Subsec. (b)(1)(D) to (F). Pub. L. 114–95, §4401(2)(A)(iii), (iv), added subpar. (D) and redesignated former subpars. (D) and (E) as (E) and (F), respectively.

Subsec. (b)(2)(A). Pub. L. 114–95, §4401(2)(B)(i), made technical amendment to reference in original act which appears in text as reference to section 7231(b) of this title.

Subsec. (b)(2)(B). Pub. L. 114–95, §4401(2)(B)(ii), substituted "effective" for "highly qualified".

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries

Effective Date of 2015 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 114–95 effective Dec. 10, 2015, except with respect to certain noncompetitive programs and competitive programs, see section 5 of Pub. L. 114–95, set out as a note under section 6301 of this title.