ERIC Number: ED218383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Preparing for Chapter I: What Title I Parent Advisory Councils (PACs) Can Do in 1981-1982.
Mizell, M. Hayes
This paper presents guidelines on the role that Parent Advisory Councils (PACs) can play in implementing projects under Chapter I of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act, which replaces Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as of July, 1982. Under Chapter I, school districts are no longer required to establish PACs that were mandated under Title I; instead, local school officials are only required to consult with parents and teachers of children in Chapter I funded projects. The paper suggests that in light of these changes, PACs should work in 1981-82 to assure that parents and other citizens have access to the planning and implementation of Chapter I projects in schools and school districts during 1982-83. Among the activities that the paper identifies for PACs are: 1) determining the nature and extent of the "consultation" requirement in Chapter I; 2) determining the likely effect of Federal budget/policy initiatives on local Chapter I programs for 1982-83; 3) developing contingency positions for school programs should Federal budget reductions be required; 4) ensuring that the flexibility provided by Chapter I legislation is used to improve education for disadvantaged children; and 5) studying how Federal block grants to States provided for by Chapter II of the Act may be used to benefit educationally disadvantaged children. (MJL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Public Education Program, Columbia, SC.
Identifiers: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter I; Parent Advisory Councils