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Development of a schoolwide program plan   

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(a)(1) A school operating a schoolwide program must develop a comprehensive plan to improve teaching and learning throughout the school.

(2) The school must develop the comprehensive plan in consultation with the LEA and its school support team or other technical assistance provider under section 1117 of the ESEA.

(3) The comprehensive plan must--

(i) Describe how the school will carry out each of the components under Sec. 200.28;

(ii) Describe how the school will use resources under subpart A of this part and from other sources to carry out the components under Sec. 200.28; and

(iii) Include a list of State and local programs and other Federal programs under Sec. 200.29 that the school will consolidate in the schoolwide program.

(b)(1) The school must develop the comprehensive plan, including the comprehensive needs assessment, over a one-year period unless--

(i) The LEA, after considering the recommendations of its technical assistance providers under section 1117 of the ESEA, determines that less time is needed to develop and implement the schoolwide program; or (ii) The school was operating a schoolwide program on or before January 7, 2002, in which case the school may continue to operate its program, but must amend its existing plan to reflect the provisions of Sec. Sec. 200.25 through 200.29 during the 2002-2003 school year.

(2) The school must develop the comprehensive plan with the involvement of parents, consistent with the requirements of section

1118 of the ESEA, and other members of the community to be served and individuals who will carry out the plan, including--

(i) Teachers, principals, and administrators, including administrators of programs described in other parts of Title I of the ESEA; (ii) If appropriate, pupil services personnel, technical assistance providers, and other school staff; and (iii) If the plan relates to a secondary school, students from the school.

(3) If appropriate, the school must develop the comprehensive plan in coordination with other programs, including those carried out under Reading First, Early Reading First, Even Start, the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998, and the Head Start Act.

(4) The comprehensive plan remains in effect for the duration of the school's participation under Sec. Sec. 200.25 through 200.29.

(c)(1) The schoolwide program plan must be available to the LEA, parents, and the public.

(2) Information in the plan must be--

(i) In an understandable and uniform format, including alternative formats upon request; and (ii) To the extent practicable, provided in a language that the parents can understand.

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1810-0581)

(Authority: 20 USC 6314)

(Amended by by Federal Register, Vol.67, No.231, December 2,2002 effective Jan 2, 2003)