34 CFR 403.194 - What are the comparability requirements?

§ 403.194 What are the comparability requirements?
(a) A local educational agency may receive an award of Federal funds under the State plan only if—
(1) The local educational agency uses State and local funds to provide services in secondary schools or sites served with Federal funds awarded under the State plan that, taken as a whole, are at least comparable to those services being provided in secondary schools or sites that are not being served with Federal funds awarded under the State plan; or
(2) In the event that the local educational agency serves all its secondary schools or sites with Federal funds awarded under the State plan, the local educational agency uses State and local funds to provide services that, taken as a whole, are substantially comparable in each secondary school or site.
Cross Reference:
See appendix B to part 403.
(b) The comparability requirements in paragraph (a) of this section do not apply to—
(1) A local educational agency with only one secondary school or site; or
(2) A consortium composed of more than one local educational agency, except that, within a consortium, each local educational agency itself must meet the comparability requirements unless it is exempt under paragraph (b)(1) of this section.
(c)
(1) A local educational agency shall develop written procedures for complying with the comparability requirements in paragraph (a) of this section, including a process for demonstrating annually that State and local funds are used to provide services in served schools and sites that are at least comparable to the services provided with State and local funds in schools or sites in the local educational agency that are not served with funds awarded under the State plan.
(2) In reaching the determination as to whether comparability requirements in paragraph (a) of this section were met, the local educational agency's written procedures—
(i) Do not have to take into account unpredictable changes in student enrollment or personnel assignments that occur after the beginning of a school year; and
(ii) May not take into account any State and local funds spent in carrying out the following types of programs:
(A) Special local programs designed to meet the educational needs of educationally deprived children, including compensatory education for educationally deprived children, that were excluded in the preceding fiscal year from comparability determinations under section 1018(d)(1)(B) of chapter 1 (20 U.S.C. 2728(d)(1)(B)).
(B) Bilingual education for children of limited English proficiency.
(C) Special education for children with disabilities.
(D) State phase-in programs that were excluded in the preceding fiscal year from comparability determinations under section 1018(d)(2)(B) of chapter 1 (20 U.S.C. 2728(d)(2)(B)).
(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under Control No. 1830-0030)

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