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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 1300

PUBLIC LAW 98-877—AUG. 11, 1984

desegregation plan and which are designed to bring students from different social, economic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds together. DEFINITION

20 USC 4055.

SEC. 705. For the purpose of this title the term "magnet school" means a school or education center that offers a special curriculum capable of attracting substantial numbers of students of different racial backgrounds. USES OF FUNDS

Grants. 20 USC 4056.

SEC. 706. (a) Grants made under this title may be used by eligible local educational agencies for the planning for, and conduct of, programs in magnet schools, including— (1) courses of academic instruction offered at magnet schools; (2) courses of instruction in magnet schools offering secondary education or vocational education which is designed to increase the tangible and marketable skills of secondary school students and vocational school students; (3) the purchase of books, materials, and equipment including computers, which directly contribute to academic excellence and the purposes of this title; and (4) the payment of or subsidization of the compensation of elementary and secondary school teachers in magnet schools who are certified or licensed by the State and who are necessary to carry out the courses of instruction for which assistance is sought. APPLICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

20 USC 4057.

Discrimination, prohibition.

SEC. 707. (a) Each eligible local educational agency which desires to receive assistance under this title shall submit an application to the Secretary. Each such application shall be in such form as the Secretary may reasonably require. Each such application shall contain assurances that the local educational agency will meet the conditions enumerated in subsection (b). (b) As part of the annual application required by subsection (a), each eligible local educational agency shall certify that the agency agrees— (1) to use funds made available under this title for the purposes specified in section 703; (2) to employ teachers in the courses of instruction assisted under this title who are certified or licensed by the State to teach the subject matter of the courses of instruction; (3) to provide assurances that the local educational agency will not engage in discrimination based upon race, religion, color, or national origin in the hiring, promotion, or assignment of employees of the agency or other personnel for whom the agency has any administrative responsibility; (4) to provide assurances that the local educational agency will not engage in discrimination based upon race, religion, color, or national origin in the mandatory assignment of students to schools or to courses of instruction within schools of such agency except to carry out the approved plan; (5) to provide assurances that the local educational agency will not engage in discrimination based upon race, religion, color, or national origin in designing or operating extracurricular activities for students; and