20 U.S. Code § 7211a - Allocation to local educational agencies

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(a) Distribution rule
(1) Allocation of base amounts
From the amount made available to a State educational agency under this part for a fiscal year, the State educational agency shall distribute, to local educational agencies within the State, an amount that is not less than 85 percent of the amount made available to the State educational agency under this part for fiscal year 2002, according to the relative enrollments in public and in private nonprofit schools within the jurisdictions of such local educational agencies, adjusted, in accordance with criteria approved by the Secretary, to provide higher per-pupil allocations to local educational agencies that have the greatest numbers or percentages of children whose education imposes a higher-than-average cost per child, such as—
(A) children living in areas with high concentrations of economically disadvantaged families;
(B) children from economically disadvantaged families; and
(C) children living in sparsely populated areas.
(2) Allocation of increased amounts
From the amount made available to a State educational agency under this part for a fiscal year that exceeds the amount made available to the agency under this part for fiscal year 2002, the State educational agency shall distribute 100 percent (or, in the case of a State educational agency receiving a minimum allotment under section 7211 (a) of this title, not less than 50 percent, notwithstanding subsection (b) of this section) to local educational agencies within the State, on the same basis as the State educational agency distributes amounts under paragraph (1).
(b) Limitations and requirements
Not more than 15 percent of funds made available under section 7211 of this title for State programs under this part for any fiscal year may be used for State administration under section 7213 of this title.
(c) Calculation of enrollments
(1) In general
The calculation of relative enrollments under subsection (a)(1) of this section shall be on the basis of the total of—
(A) the number of children enrolled in public schools; and
(B) the number of children enrolled in private nonprofit schools that participated in programs assisted under this part, for the fiscal year preceding the fiscal year for which the determination is made.
(2) Rule of construction
Nothing in this subsection shall diminish the responsibility of each local educational agency to contact, on an annual basis, appropriate officials from private nonprofit schools within the areas served by such agencies in order to determine whether such schools desire that their children participate in programs assisted under this part.
(3) Adjustments
(A) State criteria
Relative enrollments calculated under subsection (a)(1) of this section shall be adjusted, in accordance with criteria approved by the Secretary under subparagraph (B), to provide higher per-pupil allocations only to local educational agencies that serve the greatest numbers or percentages of—
(i) children living in areas with high concentrations of economically disadvantaged families;
(ii) children from economically disadvantaged families; or
(iii) children living in sparsely populated areas.
(B) Review of criteria
The Secretary shall review criteria submitted by a State educational agency for adjusting allocations under paragraph (1) and shall approve such criteria only if the Secretary determines that such criteria are reasonably calculated to produce an adjusted allocation that reflects the relative needs of the State’s local educational agencies based on the factors set forth in subparagraph (A).
(d) Payment of allocations
(1) Distribution
From the funds paid to a State educational agency under this subpart for a fiscal year, the State educational agency shall distribute to each eligible local educational agency that has submitted an application as required by section 7215b of this title the amount of such local educational agency’s allocation, as determined under subsection (a) of this section.
(2) Additional funds
(A) Use
Additional funds resulting from higher per-pupil allocations provided to a local educational agency on the basis of adjusted enrollments of children described in subsection (a)(1) of this section may, in the discretion of the local educational agency, be allocated for expenditures to provide services for children enrolled in public schools and private nonprofit schools in direct proportion to the number of children described in subsection (a)(1) of this section and enrolled in such schools within the area served by the local educational agency.
(B) Allocation
In any fiscal year, any local educational agency that elects to allocate such additional funds in the manner described in subparagraph (A) shall allocate all additional funds to schools within the area served by the local educational agency in such manner.
(C) Rule of construction
Subparagraphs (A) and (B) may not be construed to require any school to limit the use of the additional funds described in subparagraph (A) to the provision of services to specific students or categories of students.

Source

(Pub. L. 89–10, title V, § 5112, as added Pub. L. 107–110, title V, § 501,Jan. 8, 2002, 115 Stat. 1777.)
Prior Provisions

A prior section 5112 ofPub. L. 89–10was classified to section 7212 of this title, prior to the general amendment of this subchapter by Pub. L. 107–110.
Another prior section 5112 ofPub. L. 89–10was classified to section 3182 of this title, prior to the general amendment of Pub. L. 89–10by Pub. L. 103–382.
A prior section 7212,Pub. L. 89–10, title V, § 5112, as added Pub. L. 103–382, title I, § 101,Oct. 20, 1994, 108 Stat. 3695, which related to evaluations, was omitted in the general amendment of this subchapter by Pub. L. 107–110.

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