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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 1498

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PUBLIC LAW 100-418—AUG. 23, 1988 (4) an assurance that programs will be operated in secondary schools with the greatest need for assistance, in terms of achievement levels and poverty rates; (5) an assurance that parents of eligible students will be involved in the development and implementation of programs under this subchapter; (6) a statement of the methods which will be used— (A) to ensure that the pn^rams will serve eligible studente most in need of the activities and services provided by this subchapter; and 03) an assurance that services will be provided under this subchapter to special populations, such as individuals with limited EInglish proficiency and individuals with handicaps; (7) an assurance tiiat the program will be of sufficient size, scope, and quality to offer reasonable promise of success; (8) a description of the manner in which the agency will provide for equitable participation of private school students under provisions applicable to chapter 1 of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, relating to participation of children enrolled in private schools; (9) a description of the methods by which the applicant will coordinate programs under this subchapter with pn^rams for the eligible student population operated by community-based organizations, social service organizations and agencies, private sector entities, and other agencies, organizations, and institutions, and with programs conducted under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act, the Job Training Partnership Act, and other relevant Acts; and (10) such other information as the Secretary may require to determine the nature and quality of the proposed project and the applicant's ability to carry out the project.

(c) APPROVAL OF APPLICATIONS.—(1) The Secretary shall, in

Urban areas. Rural areas.

approving applications under this section, give special consideration to programs tiiat— (A) demonstrate the greatest need for services assisted under this subchapter on their numbers or proportions of secondary school chUdren from low-income families and numbers or proportions of low-achieving secondary school children; and (B) offer innovative approaches to improving achievement among eligible secondary school children and offer approaches which show promise for replication and dissemination. (2) The Secretary shall ensure that programs for which applications are approved under this section are representative of uipan and rural r ^ o n s in the United States. (d) AoMnnsTRATivE COSTS.—Not more than 5 percent of any grant under this subchapter may be used for administrative costs.

Subchapter C—General Provisions 20 USC 5071.

SEC. 6081. GENERAL PROVISIONS.

(a) DEFINITION OP SCHOOL DROPOUT.—The Secretary shall, not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this chapter, establish a standard definition of a school dropout, after consultation with pertinent organizations and groups. Qb) TncELY AWARD OF GRANTS.—To the extent possible, for any fiscal year the Secretary shall award grants to local educational