ERIC Number: ED352248
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Community Participation in the Impact Aid Program. Special Impact Aid Provisions for Local Education Agencies That Claim Entitlements Based on the Number of Children Residing on Indian Lands, Public Law 81-874.
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Created in 1950, the Impact Aid program provides financial assistance to local education agencies (LEAs) in areas affected by federal activity. The program gives a direct general aid payment to LEAs that: (1) have lost local revenue as a result of land purchases by the federal government; (2) provide education to children who reside on federal property or whose parents work on federal property; or (3) have experienced a sudden, substantial increase in enrollment due to federal activities. LEAs may receive an additional entitlement based on the number of children residing on Indian lands. However, such LEAs must involve tribal officials and parents of Indian children residing on Indian lands in the education program. This involvement must include: parental and tribal comment on the extent to which Indian children participate on an equal basis in the education program; dissemination of information to parents and tribal officials on the Impact Aid program and on LEA plans to initiate or eliminate educational programs; and active consultation between the LEA and parents and officials in the planning and development of educational programs funded by Impact Aid. This booklet lists tribal and parent responsibilities to the LEA and minimum regulatory standards for LEA Indian policies and procedures. (SV)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.