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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 292

Reports.

PUBLIC LAW 100-297—APR. 28, 1988

"(b) DIRECTOR.—(1) The Office shall be headed by a Director of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs, appointed by the Secretary, to whom the Secretary shall delegate all delegable functions relating to bilingual education. The Director shall also be assigned responsibility for coordinating the bilingual education aspects of other programs administered by the Secretary. "(2) The Office shall be organized as the Director determines to be appropriate in order to enable the Director to carry out such functions and responsibilities effectively, except that there shall be a division, within the Office, which is exclusively responsible for the collection, aggregation, analysis, and publication of data and information on the operation and effectiveness of programs assisted under this title. "(3) The Director shall prepare and, not later than February 1 of each year, shall submit to Congress and the President a report on— "(A) the grants and contracts made pursuant to this title in the preceding fiscal year; "(B) the number of individuals benefiting from the programs assisted under this title; "(C) the evaluation of activities carried out under this title during the preceding 2 fiscal years and the extent to which each of such activities achieves the policy set forth in section 7002(a); "(D) an estimate of the number of fellowships in the field of training teachers for bilingual education which will be necessary for the 2 succeeding fiscal years; and "(E) the research activities carried out under such title during the preceding 2 fiscal years and the major findings of research studies. "(c) COORDINATION WITH RELATED PROGRAMS.—In order to maximize Federal efforts aimed at serving the educational needs of children of limited English proficiency, the Secretary shall coordinate and ensure close cooperation with other programs administered by the Department of Education, including such areas as teacher training, program content, research, and curriculum. The Secretary's report under section 6213 of the Augustus F. HawkinsRobert T. Stafford Elementary and Secondary School Improvement Amendments of 1988 shall include demonstration that such coordination has taken place. "(d) STAFFING REQUIREMENT.—The Secretary shall ensure that the Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Language Affairs is staffed with sufficient personnel trained, or with experience in, bilingual education to discharge effectively the provisions of this title. "(e)

READING AND SCORING APPLICATIONS.—For the

purpose of

reading and scoring applications for competitive grants authorized under parts A and C of this title, the Secretary shall use persons who are not otherwise employed by the Federal Government and who are experienced and involved in educational programs similar to those assisted under parts A and C of this title. The Secretary shall solicit nominations for application readers from State directors of bilingual education and may use funds appropriated for parts A and C of this title to pay for the application reading and scoring services required by this provision.