Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 104 Part 2.djvu/254

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104 STAT. 1234 PUBLIC LAW 101-501—NOV. 3, 1990 SEC. 118. COOPERATIVE RESEARCH. Section 651(c)(2) of the Head Start Act (42 U.S.C. 9846(c)(2)) is amended by adding at the end the following: "The Secretary is encouraged to provide funds for community-based cooperative research efforts to enable Head Start directors to conduct evaluations of their programs with the assistance of qualified researchers not directly involved in the administration of the program or project operation.". SEC. 119. REPORT ON STATUS OF CHILDREN. Section 651 of the Head Start Act (42 U.S.C. 9846) is amended by adding at the end the following: "(g)(1) At least once during every 2-year period, the Secretary shall prepare and submit, to the Committee on Education and Labor of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Labor and Human Resources of the Senate, a report concerning the status of children (including disabled and non-English language background children) in Head Start programs, including the number of children and the services being provided to such children. Such report shall include— "(1) a statement for the then most recently concluded fiscal year specifying— "(A) the amount of funds received by Head Start agencies designated under section 641 to provide Head Start services in a period before such fiscal year; and "(B) the amount of funds received by Head Start agencies newly designated under section 641 to provide such services in such fiscal year; "(2) a description of the distribution of Head Start services relative to the distribution of children who are eligible to participate in Head Start programs, including geographic distribution within States; "(3) a statement identifying how funds expended under section 640(a)(2), and funds allotted under section 640(a)(3), were distributed and used at national, regional, and local levels; "(4) a statement specifying the amount of funds provided by the State, and by local sources, to carry out Head Start programs; "(5) cost per child and how such cost varies by region; "(6) a description of the level and nature of participation of parents in Head Start programs as volunteers and in other capacities; (7) information concerning Head Start staff, including salaries, education, training, experience, and staff turnover; "(8) information concerning children participating in programs that receive Head Start funding, including information on family income, racial and ethnic background, disability, and receipt of benefits under part A of title IV of the Social Security Act; "(9) the use and source of funds to extend Head Start services to operate full-day and year round; "(10) using data from the evaluations conducted under section 641(c)(2)- "(A) a description of the extent to which programs funded under this subchapter comply with performance standards and regulations in effect under this subchapter;