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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 1296

PUBLIC LAW 98-377—AUG. 11, 1984 DEFINITIONS

20 USC 4032. 20 USC 2854.

SEC. 603. For the purpose of this title— (1) The term "elementary school" has the same meaning given that term under section 198(a)(7) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. (2) The term "local educational agency" has the same meaning given that term under section 198(a)(10) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. (3) The term "secondary school" has the same meaning given that term under section 198(a)(7) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. (4) The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of Education. (5) The term "State" means each of the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. (6) The term "State educational agency" has the same meaning given that term under section 198(a)(17) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. SCHOOL EXCELLENCE AWARDS AUTHORIZED

20 USC 4033.

Appropriations authorization.

SEC 604. (a) The Secretary is authorized, in accordance with the provisions of this title, to make awards to local educational agencies for school excellence programs which are consistent with the purpose of this title. (b)(1) There are authorized to be appropriated $16,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 1984 and 1985 to carry out the provisions of this title. (2) From the amount appropriated in each fiscal year, the Secretary shall reserve $3,000,000 in each fiscal year to carry out the provisions of section 607. (3) From the amount appropriated in each fiscal year, the Secretary shall reserve $1,000,000 in each fiscal year to carry out the provisions of section 608. SELECTION OF SCHOOLS FOR AWARDS

20 USC 4034.

SEC. 605. (a)(1) The Secretary is authorized to establish, in accordance with the provisions of this section, criteria for the selection of schools to receive awards under this title. Each local educational agency desiring to participate in the awards program authorized by this title shall submit a proposal nominating each specific school of that agency for school improvement activities designed to carry out the purpose of this title. Each such submission shall be made to the chief State school officer of the State in which the local educational agency is located. (2) The criteria required by paragraph (1) of this subsection shall include standards for each local educational agency to nominate schools of that agency— (A) which have the potential to experiment with standards of quality; and (B) which show promise of demonstrating that the school will carry out well-planned, creative, or innovative activities designed to carry out the purposes of this title in a successful manner. (3) Each proposal submitted under this subsection shall contain—