On or before July 1, 1979 and each July 1 thereafter each board
of education receiving funds pursuant to Public Act 77-588 shall file an annual
progress report with the Secretary. The report shall include the
Increased and Broadened Educational Opportunities for Eligible Children.
The board of education may measure increased educational opportunities by
noting changes in the environment of the child or by gathering related
statistical data which, by reasonable inference, can give evidence of the
degree of achievement of the characteristics of required programs of bilingual
education in accordance with section
of these regulations. Included may be changes that have taken place in the
staff, the facilities and equipment use, and statistical counts such as absence
and dropout rates.
The board of education shall evaluate the
educational effectiveness of the required program of bilingual education in
meeting the characteristics in accordance with section
and the measures of the accomplishment of the goals and objectives indicated in
the most recent approved description filed with the Secretary in accordance
Included shall be counts of the number of children entering and leaving the
required program, an accounting of the number of years children have remained
in the program, and results of followup studies on the educational success of
children who have been placed subsequently in the regular school program. The
State Board of Education shall issue supplemental guidelines which will include
criteria for designing a program evaluation.
A Certification by the Board of
Education. The superintendent of schools shall sign an affidavit
attesting that funds were expended solely for the purposes of Public Act
77-588. The board of education shall at its own expense, provide for an audit
acceptable to the State Board of Education in accordance with section
of the general statutes.