42 U.S. Code § 11434 - Secretarial responsibilities
In reviewing the State plan submitted by a State educational agency under section 11432(g) of this title, the Secretary shall use a peer review process and shall evaluate whether State laws, policies, and practices described in such plan adequately address the problems of homeless children and youths relating to access to education and placement as described in such plan.
The Secretary shall, before the next school year that begins after December 10, 2015, update and disseminate nationwide the public notice described in this subsection (as in effect prior to such date) of the educational rights of homeless children and youths.
The Secretary shall require applications for grants under this part to be submitted to the Secretary not later than the expiration of the 120-day period beginning on the date that funds are available for purposes of making such grants and shall make such grants not later than the expiration of the 180-day period beginning on such date.
The Secretary, based on the information received from the States and information gathered by the Secretary under subsection (h), shall determine the extent to which State educational agencies are ensuring that each homeless child and homeless youth has access to a free appropriate public education, as described in section 11431(1) of this title. The Secretary shall provide support and technical assistance to State educational agencies, concerning areas in which documented barriers to a free appropriate public education persist.
The Secretary shall coordinate such collection and dissemination with other agencies and entities that receive assistance and administer programs under this part.
That Act, referred to in subsec. (g)(1), is Pub. L. 114–95, Dec. 10, 2015, 129 Stat. 1802, known as The Every Student Succeeds Act. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title of 2015 Amendment note set out under section 6301 of this title and Tables.
A prior section 11434, Pub. L. 100–77, title VII, § 724, as added Pub. L. 103–382, title III, § 323, Oct. 20, 1994, 108 Stat. 3964, related to Secretarial responsibilities, prior to the general amendment of this part by Pub. L. 107–110.
Another prior section 11434, Pub. L. 100–77, title VII, § 724, July 22, 1987, 101 Stat. 528; Pub. L. 101–645, title VI, § 612(d), Nov. 29, 1990, 104 Stat. 4742, related to national responsibilities, prior to the general amendment of this part by Pub. L. 103–382.
2015—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 114–95, § 9104(1), added subsec. (c) and struck out former subsec. (c). Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “The Secretary shall, before the next school year that begins after January 8, 2002, create and disseminate nationwide a public notice of the educational rights of homeless children and youths and disseminate such notice to other Federal agencies, programs, and grantees, including Head Start grantees, Health Care for the Homeless grantees, Emergency Food and Shelter grantees, and homeless assistance programs administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.”
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 114–95, § 9104(2), added subsec. (d) and struck out former subsec. (d). Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “The Secretary shall conduct evaluation and dissemination activities of programs designed to meet the educational needs of homeless elementary and secondary school students, and may use funds appropriated under section 11435 of this title to conduct such activities.”
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 114–95, § 9104(3), substituted “120-day” for “60-day” and “180-day” for “120-day”.
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 114–95, § 9104(4), inserted at end “The Secretary shall provide support and technical assistance to State educational agencies, concerning areas in which documented barriers to a free appropriate public education persist.”
Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 114–95, § 9104(5), added subsec. (g) and struck out former subsec. (g). Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “The Secretary shall develop, issue, and publish in the Federal Register, not later than 60 days after January 8, 2002, school enrollment guidelines for States with respect to homeless children and youths. The guidelines shall describe—
“(2) how a State can review the State’s requirements regarding immunization and medical or school records and make such revisions to the requirements as are appropriate and necessary in order to enroll homeless children and youths in school immediately.”
Subsec. (h)(1)(A). Pub. L. 114–95, § 9104(6), substituted “primary nighttime residence” for “location” and inserted before semicolon at end “in all areas served by local educational agencies”.
Subsec. (i). Pub. L. 114–95, § 9104(7), substituted “December 10, 2015” for “January 8, 2002”.
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