20 U.S. Code § 7221b - Applications

(a) Applications from State agencies
Each State educational agency desiring a grant from the Secretary under this subpart shall submit to the Secretary an application at such time, in such manner, and containing or accompanied by such information as the Secretary may require.
(b) Contents of a State educational agency application
Each application submitted pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall—
(1) describe the objectives of the State educational agency’s charter school grant program and a description of how such objectives will be fulfilled, including steps taken by the State educational agency to inform teachers, parents, and communities of the State educational agency’s charter school grant program; and
(2) describe how the State educational agency—
(A) will inform each charter school in the State regarding—
(i) Federal funds that the charter school is eligible to receive; and
(ii) Federal programs in which the charter school may participate;
(B) will ensure that each charter school in the State receives the charter school’s commensurate share of Federal education funds that are allocated by formula each year, including during the first year of operation of the charter school; and
(C) will disseminate best or promising practices of charter schools to each local educational agency in the State; and
(3) contain assurances that the State educational agency will require each eligible applicant desiring to receive a subgrant to submit an application to the State educational agency containing—
(A) a description of the educational program to be implemented by the proposed charter school, including—
(i) how the program will enable all students to meet challenging State student academic achievement standards;
(ii) the grade levels or ages of children to be served; and
(iii) the curriculum and instructional practices to be used;
(B) a description of how the charter school will be managed;
(C) a description of—
(i) the objectives of the charter school; and
(ii) the methods by which the charter school will determine its progress toward achieving those objectives;
(D) a description of the administrative relationship between the charter school and the authorized public chartering agency;
(E) a description of how parents and other members of the community will be involved in the planning, program design, and implementation of the charter school;
(F) a description of how the authorized public chartering agency will provide for continued operation of the school once the Federal grant has expired, if such agency determines that the school has met the objectives described in subparagraph (C)(i);
(G) a request and justification for waivers of any Federal statutory or regulatory provisions that the eligible applicant believes are necessary for the successful operation of the charter school, and a description of any State or local rules, generally applicable to public schools, that will be waived for, or otherwise not apply to, the school;
(H) a description of how the subgrant funds or grant funds, as appropriate, will be used, including a description of how such funds will be used in conjunction with other Federal programs administered by the Secretary;
(I) a description of how students in the community will be—
(i) informed about the charter school; and
(ii) given an equal opportunity to attend the charter school;
(J) an assurance that the eligible applicant will annually provide the Secretary and the State educational agency such information as may be required to determine if the charter school is making satisfactory progress toward achieving the objectives described in subparagraph (C)(i);
(K) an assurance that the eligible applicant will cooperate with the Secretary and the State educational agency in evaluating the program assisted under this subpart;
(L) a description of how a charter school that is considered a local educational agency under State law, or a local educational agency in which a charter school is located, will comply with sections 1413 (a)(5) and 1413 (e)(1)(B) of this title;
(M) if the eligible applicant desires to use subgrant funds for dissemination activities under section 7221a (c)(2)(C) of this title, a description of those activities and how those activities will involve charter schools and other public schools, local educational agencies, developers, and potential developers; and
(N) such other information and assurances as the Secretary and the State educational agency may require.
(c) Eligible applicant application
Each eligible applicant desiring a grant pursuant to section 7221a (b) of this title shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time, in such manner, and accompanied by such information as the Secretary may reasonably require.
(d) Contents of eligible applicant application
Each application submitted pursuant to subsection (c) of this section shall contain—
(1) the information and assurances described in subparagraphs (A) through (N) of subsection (b)(3) of this section, except that for purposes of this subsection subparagraphs (J), (K), and (N) of such subsection shall be applied by striking “and the State educational agency” each place such term appears;
(2) assurances that the State educational agency—
(A) will grant, or will obtain, waivers of State statutory or regulatory requirements; and
(B) will assist each subgrantee in the State in receiving a waiver under section 7221c (e) of this title; and
(3) assurances that the eligible applicant has provided its authorized public chartering authority timely notice, and a copy, of the application, except that the State educational agency (or the Secretary, in the case of an application submitted to the Secretary) may waive the requirement of this paragraph in the case of an application for a precharter planning grant or subgrant if the authorized public chartering authority to which a charter school proposal will be submitted has not been determined at the time the grant or subgrant application is submitted.

Source

(Pub. L. 89–10, title V, § 5203, as added Pub. L. 107–110, title V, § 501,Jan. 8, 2002, 115 Stat. 1790.)
Prior Provisions

A prior section 5203 ofPub. L. 89–10was classified to section 7233 of this title, prior to the general amendment of this subchapter by Pub. L. 107–110.

 

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