No Child Left Behind

Title I, Part D Legal and Regulatory Requirements


No Child Left Behind

Consolidated Application Update/
DCEP Addendum Update


Title I, Part D, Subpart 2-- Local Agency Programs

LEA Plan

Programs operated by LEAs that involve collaboration with locally operated correctional facilities shall:
  • carry out high quality education programs to prepare children and youth for secondary school completion, training, employment, or further education;
  • provide activities to facilitate the transition of such children and youth from the correctional program to further education or employment; and
  • operate programs in local schools for children and youth returning from correctional facilities, and programs which may serve at-risk children and youth.
The LEA application shall include:
  • a description of the program to be assisted;
  • a description of formal agreements, regarding the program to be assisted, between
    • the local education agency; and
    • correctional facilities and alternative school programs serving children and youth involved with the juvenile justice system.
  • as appropriate, a description of how participating schools will coordinate with facilities working with delinquent children and youth to ensure that such children and youth are participating in an education program comparable to one operating in the local school such youth would attend;
  • a description of the program operated by participating schools for children and youth who will be returning from correctional facilities and, as appropriate, other at-risk children and youth expected to be served by the program, and a description of how the school will coordinate existing educational programs to meet the unique educational needs of such children and youth;
  • as appropriate, a description of how schools will coordinate with existing social, health, and other services to meet the needs of students returning from correctional facilities, at-risk children or youth, and other participating children or youth, including prenatal health care and nutrition services related to the health of the parent and the child or youth, parenting and child development classes, child care, targeted reentry and outreach programs, referrals to community resources, and scheduling flexibility;
  • as appropriate, a description of any partnerships with local businesses to develop training, curriculum-based youth entrepreneurship education, and mentoring services for participating students;
  • as appropriate, a description of how the program will involve parents in efforts to improve the educational achievement of their children, assist in dropout prevention activities, and prevent the involvement of their children in delinquent activities;
  • a description of how the program under this subpart will be coordinated with other Federal, State, and local programs and vocational and technical education programs serving at-risk children and youth;
  • a description of how the program will be coordinated with programs operated under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 and other comparable programs, if applicable;
  • as appropriate, a description of how schools will work with probation officers to assist in meeting the needs of children and youth returning from correctional facilities;
  • a description of the efforts participating schools will make to ensure correctional facilities working with children and youth are aware of a child’s or youth’s existing individualized education program; and
  • as appropriate, a description of the steps participating schools will take to find alternative placements for children and youth interested in continuing their education but unable to participate in a regular public school program.

Funds provided to LEAs may be used, as appropriate, for:

  • programs that serve children and youth returning to local schools from correctional facilities, to assist in the transition of such children and youth to the school environment and help them remain in school in order to complete their education;
  • dropout prevention programs which serve-at-risk children and youth, including pregnant and parenting teens, children and youth who have come in contact with the juvenile justice system, children and youth at least 1 year behind their expected grade level, migrant youth, immigrant youth, students with limited English proficiency, and gang members;
  • the coordination of health and social services for such individuals if there is a likelihood that the provision of such services, including day care, drug and alcohol counseling, and mental health services, will complete their education;
  • special programs to meet the unique academic needs of participating children and youth, including vocational and technical education, special education, career counseling, curriculum-base youth entrepreneurship education, and assistance in securing student loans or grants for postsecondary education; and
  • programs providing mentoring and peer mediation.


*The citations contained herein are to the Public Law provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act. of 2001.  For the codified version of the public law, see 20 U.S.C §§6301-6339 (Title I, Part A); 20 U.S.C. §§6421-6472 (Title I, Part D); 20 U.S.C. 6601-6651 (Title II, Part A); 20 U.S.C. §§6751-6777 (Title II, Part D); 20 U.S.C. §§6811-6871 (Title III, Part A); U.S.C. §§7101-7165 (Title IV, Part A).


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