BIA Schools Law and Legal Definition

According to 20 USCS § 7801(26)(C), the term “BIA schools” include “an elementary school or secondary school funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs but only to the extent that including the school makes the school eligible for programs for which specific eligibility is not provided to the school in another provision of law and the school does not have a student population that is smaller than the student population of the local educational agency receiving assistance under this Act [20 USCS §§ 6301 et seq.] with the smallest student population, except that the school shall not be subject to the jurisdiction of any State educational agency other than the Bureau of Indian Affairs.”