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[121 STAT. 1381]
[121 STAT. 1381]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

PUBLIC LAW 110–134—DEC. 12, 2007

121 STAT. 1381

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under the system for designation renewal described in paragraph (6), consistent with subparagraphs (A) and (B). ‘‘(10) REPORTS TO CONGRESS.—The Secretary shall— ‘‘(A) make available to the Committee on Education and Labor of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the Senate the report described in paragraph (4); ‘‘(B) concurrently with publishing a notice in the Federal Register as described in paragraph (5), provide a report to the Committee on Education and Labor of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the Senate that provides a detailed description of the proposed system described in paragraph (5), including a clear rationale for any differences between the proposed system and the recommendations of the expert panel, if any such differences exist; and ‘‘(C) prior to implementing the system for designation renewal, provide a report to the Committee on Education and Labor of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the Senate— ‘‘(i) summarizing the public comment on the proposed system and the Secretary’s response to such comment; and ‘‘(ii) describing the final system for designation renewal and the plans for implementation of such system. ‘‘(d) DESIGNATION WHEN NO ENTITY IS RENEWED.— ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—If no entity in a community is determined to be successfully delivering a high-quality and comprehensive Head Start program, as specified in subsection (c), the Secretary shall, after conducting an open competition, designate for a 5-year period a Head Start agency from among qualified applicants in such community. ‘‘(2) CONSIDERATIONS FOR DESIGNATION.—In selecting from among qualified applicants for designation as a Head Start agency, the Secretary shall consider the effectiveness of each such applicant to provide Head Start services, based on— ‘‘(A) any past performance of such applicant in providing services comparable to Head Start services, including how effectively such applicant provided such comparable services; ‘‘(B) the plan of such applicant to provide comprehensive health, educational, nutritional, social, and other services needed to aid participating children in attaining their full potential, and to prepare children to succeed in school; ‘‘(C) the plan of such applicant to attract and retain qualified staff capable of delivering, including implementing, a high-quality and comprehensive program, including the ability to carry out a research based curriculum aligned with the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework and, as appropriate, State early learning standards; ‘‘(D) the ability of such applicant to maintain childto-teacher ratios and family service worker caseloads that

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