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PUBLIC LAW 103-382—OCT. 20, 1994 108 STAT. 3701 the Department by a person who has recognized professional qualifications and experience in the field of gender equity education. "SEC. 5208. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. 20 USC 7238. "For the purpose of carrying out this part, there are authorized to be appropriated $5,000,000 for fiscal year 1995 and such sums as may be necessary for each of the four succeeding fiscal years, of which not less than two-thirds of the amount appropriated under this section for each fiscal year shall be available to carry out the activities described in section 5203(b)(1). " PART C—ASSISTANCE TO ADDRESS SCHOOL School Dro^ut DROPOUT PROBLEMS io^uscTleL "SEC. 6301. SHORT TITLE. "This part may be cited as the 'School Dropout Assistance Act'. "SEC. 5302. PURPOSE. 20 USC 7262. "The purpose of this part is to reduce the number of children who do not complete their elementary and secondary education by providing grants to local educational agencies to establish— "(1) effective programs to identify potential student dropouts, including pregnant and parenting teenagers, and prevent such students from dropping out of school; "(2) effective programs to identify and encourage children who have already dropped out to reenter school and complete their elementary and secondary education; "(3) effective early intervention programs designed to identify at-risk students in elementary and secondary schools; and "(4) model systems for collecting and reporting information to local school officials on the number, ages, sex, race or ethnicity, and grade levels of the children not completing their elementary and secondary education and the reasons why such children have dropped out of school. "SEC. 5303. GRANTS TO LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES. 20 USC 7263. "(a) ALLOTMENT TO CATEGORIES OF LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGEN- CIES. — From the amount appropriated under section 5308 for any fiscal year, the Secretary shall first reserve not more than $2,000,000 for the purposes of evaluating programs carried out with assistance under this part in accordance with section 14701. From the remaining amount, the Secretary shall allot the following percentages to each of the following categories of local educational agencies: "(1) Local educational agencies administering schools with a total enrollment of 100,000 or more elementary and secondary school students shall be allotted 25 percent of such remaining amount. "(2) Local educational agencies administering schools with a total enrollment of at least 20,000 but less than 100,000 elementary and secondary school students shall be allotted 40 percent of such remaining amount. "(3) Local educational agencies administering schools with a total enrollment of less than 20,000 elementary and secondary school students shall be allotted 30 percent of such remaining amount. Grants may be made under this paragraph to edu-