H.R.3545 - Full-Service Community Schools Act of 2009
To authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants for the support of full-service community schools, and for other purposes.
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Mr. HOYER (for himself, Mr. GEORGE MILLER of California, Mr. LOEBSACK, Mr. CONYERS, Ms. DELAURO, Ms. FUDGE, Mr. MASSA, Mr. SARBANES, Mrs. CAPPS, Mr. ELLSWORTH, Mr. SIRES, Ms. MARKEY of Colorado, Mr. FATTAH, Mr. GRIJALVA, Mr. BERMAN, Ms. CLARKE, Mr. HIMES, Mr. KENNEDY, Mr. MCGOVERN, Mr. STARK, Ms. BORDALLO, Ms. SCHAKOWSKY, Mr. HONDA, Mr. TONKO, Ms. NORTON, Mr. CARSON of Indiana, Ms. LINDA T. SANCHEZ of California, Mr. ELLISON, Ms. MATSUI, Ms. JACKSON-LEE of Texas, Mr. LANGEVIN, Mr. COHEN, Mr. HARE, Ms. RICHARDSON, Mr. RODRIGUEZ, Mr. RYAN of Ohio, Mr. SERRANO, Mr. CROWLEY, Mr. LUJAN, Mr. ENGEL, Mr. OLVER, Mr. SABLAN, Mr. HEINRICH, Mr. BUTTERFIELD, Mr. CONNOLLY of Virginia, Mr. SESTAK, Mr. DAVIS of Illinois, Mr. SCHAUER, and Mr. RUSH) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and LaborCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. PURPOSES.
SEC. 3. FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY SCHOOL.
(1) participates in a community-based effort to coordinate educational, developmental, family, health, and other comprehensive services through community-based organizations and public and private partnerships; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 4. LOCAL PROGRAMS.
(a) Grants- The Secretary of Education (in this Act referred to as the ‘Secretary’) may award grants to eligible entities to assist public elementary or secondary schools to function as full-service community schools.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) Use of Funds- Grants awarded under this section shall be used to coordinate not less than 3 qualified existing services and provide not less than 2 qualified additional services at 1 or more public elementary or secondary schools.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(c) Application- To seek a grant under this section, an eligible entity shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time and in such manner as the Secretary may require. The Secretary shall require that each such application include the following:CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(A) The student, family, and school community to be served, including information about the demographic characteristics and needs of students, families, and community residents, the number of families and students to be served, and the frequency of services.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(B) Yearly measurable performance goals for the program, including an increase in the percentage of families and students targeted for services each year of the program and improved outcomes for students and families, particularly student academic achievement.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(D) Qualified services, existing and additional, to be coordinated and provided by the eligible entity and its partner entities, including an explanation of why these services have been selected, and how they respond to specified needs.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(F) Planning, coordination, management, and oversight of qualified services at each school to be served, including the role of the school principal, partner entities, parents, and members of the community.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(G) Funding sources for qualified services to be coordinated and provided at each school to be served, whether such funding is derived from grants under this section or from other Federal, State, local, or private sources.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(J) How the eligible entity and its partners will focus services on schools eligible for a schoolwide program under section 1114 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (
(A) be based upon an assessment of objective data regarding the need for the establishment of a full-service community school and qualified services at each school to be served and in the community involved;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(C) if appropriate, be based upon scientifically based research that provides evidence that the qualified services involved will help students meet State and local student academic achievement standards.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) will serve 2 or more full-service community schools eligible for a school-wide program under section 1114 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (
(4) will be connected to a school and community partnership group that brings together key stakeholders across sectors, such as the local educational agency, parents and neighborhood residents, youth, local government, institutions of higher education, teacher unions, community-based organizations, business and civic groups, and others to improve results for students and their families.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(f) Grant Period- Each grant awarded under this section shall be for a period of 5 years and may be renewed at the discretion of the Secretary based on demonstrated effectiveness in meeting performance goals and measure as described in subparagraphs (B) and (C) of subsection (c)(5).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(g) Minimum Amount- The Secretary may not award a grant to an eligible entity under this section in an amount that is less than $75,000 for each year of the 5-year grant period.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) The term ‘eligible entity’ means a consortium of a local educational agency and 1 or more community-based organizations, nonprofit organizations, or other public or private entities.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) The term ‘existing services’ means services already being financed by Federal, State, local or private sources, or volunteer activities being supported by civic, business, faith-based, social, and other similar organizations.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(D) Programs that promote parental involvement and family literacy, including the Reading First, Early Reading First, and William F. Goodling Even Start Family Literacy programs authorized in part B of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (
SEC. 5. STATE PROGRAMS.
(1) Planning, coordinating, and expanding the development of full-service community schools in the State, particularly schools in high-poverty local educational agencies.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) Providing technical assistance and training for full-service community schools, including professional development for personnel and creation of data collection and evaluation systems.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(4) Evaluating the impact of State and Federal policies and guidelines on the ability of eligible entities to integrate Federal and State programs at full-service community schools, and taking action to make necessary changes.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(c) Application- To seek a grant under this section, a State collaborative shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time and in such manner as the Secretary may require. The Secretary shall require that each such application include the following:CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(4) A comprehensive accountability plan that will be used to demonstrate effectiveness, including the measurable performance goals of the program and performance measures to monitor progress and assess services’ impact on students and families and academic achievement.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(5) An explanation of how the State collaborative will provide technical assistance and training, including professional development, for full-service community schools.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(e) Minimum Amount- The Secretary may not award a grant to a State collaborative under this section in an amount that is less than $500,000 for each year of the 5-year grant period.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) The term ‘State’ includes the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and any other territory or possession of the United States.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) The term ‘State collaborative’ means a collaborative of a State educational agency and not less than 2 other governmental agencies or nonprofit organizations that provide services to children and families.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 6. ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
(a) Establishment- There is hereby established an advisory committee to be known as the ‘Full-Service Community Schools Advisory Committee’ (in this section referred to as the ‘Advisory Committee’).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(c) Consultation- In carrying out its duties under this section, the Advisory Committee shall consult annually with eligible entities awarded grants under section 4, State collaboratives awarded grants under section 5, and other entities with expertise in operating full-service community schools.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 7. GENERAL PROVISIONS.
(a) Technical Assistance- The Secretary, directly or through grants, shall provide such technical assistance as may be appropriate to accomplish the purposes of this Act.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(d) Supplement, Not Supplant- Funds made available to a grantee under this Act may be used only to supplement, and not supplant, any other Federal, State, or local funds that would otherwise be available to carry out the activities assisted under this Act.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall require each recipient of a grant under this Act to provide matching funds from non-Federal sources in an amount determined under paragraph (2).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(A) SLIDING SCALE- Subject to subparagraph (B), the Secretary shall determine the amount of matching funds to be required of a grantee under this subsection based on a sliding fee scale that takes into account--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(4) CONSIDERATION- Notwithstanding this subsection, the Secretary shall not consider an applicant’s ability to match funds when determining which applicants will receive grants under this Act.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 8. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
(a) In General- There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this Act $200,000,000 for fiscal year 2010 and such sums as may be necessary for each of fiscal years 2011 through 2014.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink