U.S Code last checked for updates: Jun 18, 2024
§ 6315.
Targeted assistance schools
(a)
In general
(b)
Targeted assistance school program
To assist targeted assistance schools and local educational agencies to meet their responsibility to provide for all their students served under this part the opportunity to meet the challenging State academic standards, each targeted assistance program under this section shall—
(1)
determine which students will be served;
(2)
serve participating students identified as eligible children under subsection (c), including by—
(A)
using resources under this part to help eligible children meet the challenging State academic standards, which may include programs, activities, and academic courses necessary to provide a well-rounded education;
(B)
using methods and instructional strategies to strengthen the academic program of the school through activities, which may include—
(i)
expanded learning time, before- and after-school programs, and summer programs and opportunities; and
(ii)
a schoolwide tiered model to prevent and address behavior problems, and early intervening services, coordinated with similar activities and services carried out under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq.);
(C)
coordinating with and supporting the regular education program, which may include services to assist preschool children in the transition from early childhood education programs such as Head Start, the literacy program under subpart 2 of part B of subchapter II, or State-run preschool programs to elementary school programs;
(D)
providing professional development with resources provided under this part, and, to the extent practicable, from other sources, to teachers, principals, other school leaders, paraprofessionals, and, if appropriate, specialized instructional support personnel, and other school personnel who work with eligible children in programs under this section or in the regular education program;
(E)
implementing strategies to increase the involvement of parents of eligible children in accordance with section 6318 of this title; and 1
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 So in original. The word “and” probably should not appear.
(F)
if appropriate and applicable, coordinating and integrating Federal, State, and local services and programs, such as programs supported under this chapter, violence prevention programs, nutrition programs, housing programs, Head Start programs, adult education programs, career and technical education programs, and comprehensive support and improvement activities or targeted support and improvement activities under section 6311(d) of this title; and
(G)
provide 2
2
 So in original. Probably should be “providing”.
to the local educational agency assurances that the school will—
(i)
help provide an accelerated, high-quality curriculum;
(ii)
minimize the removal of children from the regular classroom during regular school hours for instruction provided under this part; and
(iii)
on an ongoing basis, review the progress of eligible children and revise the targeted assistance program under this section, if necessary, to provide additional assistance to enable such children to meet the challenging State academic standards.
(c)
Eligible children
(1)
Eligible population
(A)
In general
The eligible population for services under this section is—
(i)
children not older than age 21 who are entitled to a free public education through grade 12; and
(ii)
children who are not yet at a grade level at which the local educational agency provides a free public education.
(B)
Eligible children from eligible population
(2)
Children included
(A)
In general
(B)
Head Start and preschool children
(C)
Migrant children
(D)
Neglected or delinquent children
(E)
Homeless children
(3)
Special rule
(d)
Integration of professional development
To promote the integration of staff supported with funds under this part into the regular school program and overall school planning and improvement efforts, public school personnel who are paid with funds received under this part may—
(1)
participate in general professional development and school planning activities; and
(2)
assume limited duties that are assigned to similar personnel who are not so paid, including duties beyond classroom instruction or that do not benefit participating children, so long as the amount of time spent on such duties is the same proportion of total work time as prevails with respect to similar personnel at the same school.
(e)
Special rules
(1)
Simultaneous service
(2)
Comprehensive services
If—
(A)
health, nutrition, and other social services are not otherwise available to eligible children in a targeted assistance school and such school, if appropriate, has engaged in a comprehensive needs assessment and established a collaborative partnership with local service providers; and
(B)
funds are not reasonably available from other public or private sources to provide such services, then a portion of the funds provided under this part may be used as a last resort to provide such services, including—
(i)
the provision of basic medical equipment, such as eyeglasses and hearing aids;
(ii)
compensation of a coordinator;
(iii)
family support and engagement services;
(iv)
integrated student supports; and
(v)
professional development necessary to assist teachers, specialized instructional support personnel, other staff, and parents in identifying and meeting the comprehensive needs of eligible children.
(f)
Use of funds for dual or concurrent enrollment programs
(g)
Prohibition
(h)
Delivery of services
(Pub. L. 89–10, title I, § 1115, as added Pub. L. 107–110, title I, § 101, Jan. 8, 2002, 115 Stat. 1475; amended Pub. L. 114–95, title I, § 1009, Dec. 10, 2015, 129 Stat. 1865.)
cite as: 20 USC 6315