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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 1276

Minorities. Handicapped persons. Migrants.

Disadvantaged persons. 20 USC 2711.

PUBLIC LAW 98-377—AUG. 11, 1984

tions. A local educational agency may carry out the activities authorized by this paragraph with one or more other local educational agencies within the State, or with the State educational agency, or both. Each local educational agency shall assure that programs of inservice training and retraining will take into account the need for greater access to and participation in mathematics, science, and computer learning programs and careers of students from historically underrepresented groups, including females, minorities, individuals with limited-English proficiency, the handicapped, and migrants. (2)(A) The State educational agency shall distribute 50 per centum of the funds available under this subsection to local educational agencies within the State according to the relative number of children enrolled in public and nonpublic schools within the school districts of such agencies. (B) The State educational agency shall distribute 50 per centum of the funds available under this subsection based on the relative number of children aged five to seventeen who— (i) are from families below the poverty level as determined under section lll(c)(2)(A) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965; and (ii) are from families above the poverty level as determined under section lll(cK2XB) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965; in the public schools of the local educational agencies within the State. (3) The State educational agency shall renew payments to local educational agencies under this subsection based upon the criteria set forth in paragraph (2) of this subsection and a determination by the State educational agency that the local educational agency is implementing the program assisted under this title so that a substantial number of teachers in the public and private schools in the school district of such agency are served and several grade levels of instruction in such schools are involved in the program. (c)(1) If a local educational agency is spending funds under subsection (b)(1)(B), not to exceed 30 per centum of the funds available to the local educational agency under subsection (b) may be used for the purchase of computer and computer-related instructional equipment. (2) If a local educational agency is spending funds under subsection (b)(1)(B), not to exceed 15 per centum of the funds available to the local educational agency under subsection (b) may be used to strengthen instruction in foreign languages. (d) Not less than 20 per centum of the amount available under this section shall be used by the State educational agency for demonstration and exemplary programs for— (1) teacher training and retraining and inservice upgrading of teacher skills in the fields of mathematics and science, foreign language instruction, and computer learning, (2) instructional equipment and materials in such fields and necessary technical assistance, (3) special projects for historically underrepresented and underserved populations and for gifted and talented students, and (4) the dissemination of information to all local educational agencies within the State relating to the exemplary programs in the fields of mathematics, science, foreign languages, and computer learning.