High-Need Local Educational Agency Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 20 USCS § 1021 (10), [Title 20. Education; Chapter 28. Higher Education Resources and Student Assistance; Teacher Quality Enhancement] the term high-need local educational agency means “a local educational agency--

(A) (i) for which not less than 20 percent of the children served by the agency are children from low-income families;

(ii) that serves not fewer than 10,000 children from low-income families;

(iii) that meets the eligibility requirements for funding under the Small, Rural School Achievement Program under section 6211(b) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 [20 USCS § 7345(b)]; or

(iv) that meets the eligibility requirements for funding under the Rural and Low-Income School Program under section 6221(b) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 [20 USCS § 6351(b)]; and

(B) (i) for which there is a high percentage of teachers not teaching in the academic subject areas or grade levels in which the teachers were trained to teach; or

(ii) for which there is a high teacher turnover rate or a high percentage of teachers with emergency, provisional, or temporary certification or licensure.”