ERIC Number: ED217568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981. A Manual for Local Policy Makers and Administrators.
Hill, T. Susan
To help local school officials implement the federal Education Consolidation and Improvement Act (ECIA) of 1981, this handbook offers a step-by-step walk through the new law and presents recommendations for local policies concerning the law. ECIA replaces most categorical programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act with block grants to states and school districts. The first section of the handbook briefly describes the historical background and existing structure of federal aid to education and presents a lengthy summary of ECIA's three chapters, covering aid to disadvantaged children, consolidation of elementary and secondary programs, and the new federal regulatory role. Section 2 provides local boards and administrators with checklists of policies needed to avoid the imposition of state and federal guidelines on ECIA programs. Sample board policies are offered on budget priorities, staff assignments, relationships with private schools and state agencies, and community involvement. The roles of state and federal officials under ECIA are also outlined. An appendix gives both the complete text of ECIA and excerpts from related laws governing block grants. (Author/RW)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Block Grants, Board of Education Policy, Board of Education Role, Categorical Aid, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Federal State Relationship, Government School Relationship, Policy Formation, School District Autonomy, School Law
Director, Administrative Department, Office of Federal Relations, National School Boards Association, 1055 Thomas Jefferson Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20007 ($7.95; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Washington, DC. Office of Federal Relations.
Identifiers: Education Consolidation and Improvement Act 1981