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112 STAT. 3114 PUBLIC LAW 105-332—OCT. 31, 1998 assistance under section 131, to carry out postsecondary and adult vocational and technical education programs in accordance with this title; or "(3) to require a charter school, that provides vocational and technical education programs and is considered a local educational agency under State law, to jointly establishjthe charter school's eligibility for assistance under this title unless the charter school is explicitly permitted to do so under the State's charter school statute. "(d) CONSISTENT APPLICATION. —For purposes of this section, the eligible agency shall provide funds to charter schools offering vocational and technical education programs in the same manner as the eligible agency provides those funds to other schools. Such vocational and technical education programs within a charter school shall be of sufficient size, scope, and quality to be effective. 20 USC 2354. "SEC. 134. LOCAL PLAN FOR VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS. " (a) LOCAL PLAN REQUIRED. — Any eligible recipient desiring financial assistance under this part shall, in accordance with requirements established by the eligible agency (in consultation with such other educational entities as the eligible agency determines to be appropriate) submit a local plan to the eligible agency. Such local plan shall cover the same period of time as the period of time applicable to the State plan submitted under section 122. "(b) CONTENTS. —The eligible agency shall determine requirements for local plans, except that each local plan shall— "(1) describe how the vocational and technical education programs required under section 135(b) will be carried out with funds received under this title; "(2) describe how the vocational and technical education activities will be carried out with respect to meeting State adjusted levels of performance established under section 113; "(3) describe how the eligible recipient will— "(A) improve the academic and technical skills of students participating in vocational and technical education programs by strengthening the academic, and vocational and technical components of such programs through the integration of academics with vocational and technical education programs through a coherent sequence of courses to ensure learning in the core academic, and vocational and technical subjects; "(B) provide students with strong experience in and understanding of all aspects of an industry; and "(C) ensure that students who participate in such vocational and technical education programs are taught to the same challenging academic proficiencies as are taught for all other students; "(4) describe how parents, students, teachers, representatives of business and industry, labor organizations, representatives of special populations, and other interested individuals are involved in the development, implementation, and evaluation of vocational and technical education programs assisted under this title, and how such individuals and entities are effectively informed about, and assisted in understanding, the requirements of this title;