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H.R.4352 - To provide $30,000,000 in funding to the Department of Education to provide assistance to public school districts for the prevention of drug resistant infections.
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December 11, 2007
Mr. TOWNS introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concernedCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SECTION 1. ASSISTANCE TO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS FOR THE PREVENTION OF DRUG RESISTANT INFECTIONS.
(a) Appropriation- $30,000,000 is appropriated to the Department of Education for fiscal year 2008 to provide assistance to public school districts in the United States for prevention, outreach, and educational activities related to any qualifying pathogen, to be carried out in kindergarten through twelfth grade public schools in those school districts.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) To make available to public school districts best evidence behavioral interventions, including interventions that have been rigorously evaluated and have shown significant effects in elimination or reducing high risk behaviors, infections, or increasing infectious behaviors. These interventions shall meet generally accepted Federal guidelines and standards and shall educate faculty, staff, administrators, students, and parents of students in kindergarten through twelfth grade public schools in those school districts about qualifying pathogens.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) To disseminate to public school districts information regarding any guidelines produced by the CDC addressing qualifying pathogen infections in kindergarten through twelfth grade public schools in those school districts.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) To make available to public school districts funds for the exclusive purpose of purchasing basic personal hygiene supplies, disinfectant cleaning supplies, or other supplies necessary for kindergarten through twelfth grade public schools in those school districts to comply with any guidelines produced by the CDC for the prevention of qualifying pathogen infections in those schools, subject to the following:CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(A) No funds shall be dispensed under this paragraph unless the Secretary of Education makes an explicit determination that the school district receiving funds under this paragraph is unable to purchase without assistance supplies necessary to comply with any CDC guideline for the prevention of any qualifying pathogen in schools.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(B) The Secretary of Education shall not dispense funds under this paragraph in excess of what is required to allow a school district receiving such funds to comply with any CDC guideline for the prevention and treatment of any qualifying pathogen in schools.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(d) Guidelines- The Secretary of Education shall develop appropriate guidelines by which a school district may request funds under this section and publish those guidelines both in the Federal Register and on the Department of Education website.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink