local educational agency

(9) Local educational agency (A) In general Except as provided in subparagraph (B), the term “local educational agency”— (i) means a board of education or other legally constituted local school authority having administrative control and direction of free public education in a county, township, independent school district, or other school district; and (ii) includes any State agency that directly operates and maintains facilities for providing free public education. (B) Exception The term “local educational agency” does not include any agency or school authority that the Secretary determines on a case-by-case basis— (i) was constituted or reconstituted primarily for the purpose of receiving assistance under this subchapter or the Act of September 30, 1950 (Public Law 874, 81st Congress) (as such Act was in effect on the day preceding October 20, 1994 ) or increasing the amount of such assistance; or (ii) is not constituted or reconstituted for legitimate educational purposes.


20 USC § 7713(9)

Scoping language

For purposes of this subchapter
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