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[121 STAT. 1394]
[121 STAT. 1394]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

121 STAT. 1394

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PUBLIC LAW 110–134—DEC. 12, 2007

‘‘(3) REPORT INFORMATION.—Such report shall contain detailed data— ‘‘(A) on compliance with specific standards and measures; and ‘‘(B) sufficient to allow Head Start agencies to use such data to improve the quality of their programs. ‘‘(g) SELF-ASSESSMENTS.— ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—Not less frequently than once each program year, with the consultation and participation of policy councils and, as applicable, policy committees and, as appropriate, other community members, each Head Start agency, and each delegate agency, that receives financial assistance under this subchapter shall conduct a comprehensive selfassessment of its effectiveness and progress in meeting program goals and objectives and in implementing and complying with standards described in subsection (a)(1). ‘‘(2) GOALS, REPORTS, AND IMPROVEMENT PLANS.— ‘‘(A) GOALS.—An agency conducting a self-assessment shall establish agency-determined program goals for improving the school readiness of children participating in a program under this subchapter, including school readiness goals that are aligned with the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework, State early learning standards as appropriate, and requirements and expectations of the schools the children will be attending. ‘‘(B) IMPROVEMENT PLAN.—The agency shall develop, and submit to the Secretary a report containing, an improvement plan approved by the governing body of the agency to strengthen any areas identified in the self-assessment as weaknesses or in need of improvement. ‘‘(3) ONGOING MONITORING.—Each Head Start agency (including each Early Head Start agency) and each delegate agency shall establish and implement procedures for the ongoing monitoring of their respective programs, to ensure that the operations of the programs work toward meeting program goals and objectives and standards described in subsection (a)(1). ‘‘(h) REDUCTION OF GRANTS AND REDISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS IN CASES OF UNDERENROLLMENT.— ‘‘(1) DEFINITIONS.—In this subsection: ‘‘(A) ACTUAL ENROLLMENT.—The term ‘actual enrollment’ means, with respect to the program of a Head Start agency, the actual number of children enrolled in such program and reported by the agency (as required in paragraph (2)) in a given month. ‘‘(B) BASE GRANT.—The term ‘base grant’ has the meaning given the term in section 640(a)(7). ‘‘(C) FUNDED ENROLLMENT.—The term ‘funded enrollment’ means, with respect to the program of a Head Start agency in a fiscal year, the number of children that the agency is funded to serve through a grant for the program during such fiscal year, as indicated in the grant agreement. ‘‘(2) ENROLLMENT REPORTING REQUIREMENT.—Each entity carrying out a Head Start program shall report on a monthly basis to the Secretary and the relevant Head Start agency— ‘‘(A) the actual enrollment in such program; and

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