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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-377—AUG. 11, 1984

98 STAT. 1299

(b) The Secretary shall use such amount of the funds reserved pursuant to section 604(bH3) as is necessary to carry out the provisions of this subsection. The Secretary shall establish an independent panel to monitor the success of the programs assisted by this title in achieving the national objectives in improving instruction and the achievement of the students.

Independent Monitoring Panels.

TITLE VII—MAGNET SCHOOLS ASSISTANCE AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS

SEC. 701. There are authorized to be appropriated $75,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 1984, 1985, and 1986 to carry out the provisions of this title.

20 USC 4051.

ELIGIBILITY

SEC. 702. A local educational agency is eligible to receive assistance under this title if the local educational agency— (1) has received $1,000,000 less in the first fiscal year after the repeal of the Emergency School Assistance Act by section 5 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 as a result of the repeal of that Act; or (2) is implementing a plan undertaken pursuant to a final order issued by a court of the United States, or a court of any State, or any other State agency or official of competent jurisdiction, and which requires the desegregation of minority group segregated children or faculty in the elementary and secondary schools of such agency; or (3) without having been required to do so, has adopted and is implementing, or will, if assistance is made available to it under this title, adopt and implement, a plan which has been approved by the Secretary as adequate under title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for the desegregation of minority group segregated children or faculty in such schools. r,

20 USC 4052.

20 USC 3191. Discrimination, prohibition.

42 USC 2000d.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

SEC. 703. It is the purpose of this title— (1) to provide financial assistance to eligible local educational agencies to enable such agencies to establish and operate magnet schools; (2) to meet the special needs incident to the elimination of minority group segregation and discrimination among students and faculty in elementary and secondary schools; (3) to encourage the voluntary elimination, reduction, or prevention of minority group isolation in elementary and secondary schools with substantial proportions of minority group students; and (4) to encourage the development of courses of instruction within magnet schools that will substantially strengthen the knowledge of academic subjects and the grasp of tangible and marketable vocational skills of students attending such schools.

20 USC 4053.

Discrimination, prohibition.

PROGRAM AUTHORIZED

SEC. 704. The Secretary is authorized, in accordance with the provisions of this title, to make grants to eligible local educational agencies for use in magnet schools which are part of an approved

Grants. 20 USC 4054.