HR 888: To amend title VIII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1964 to provide financial assistance to local educational agencies that educate alien children admitted to the United States as citizens of one of the Freely Associated States

Introduced: 3/2/2011

Sponsor: Madeleine Bordallo (D-Guam),

Cosponsors: Donna Christensen (D-Virgin Islands), Eni Faleomavaega (D-American Samoas), Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI), Michael Honda (D-CA), Pedro Pierluisi (D-Puerto Rico), Gregorio Sablan (D-Northern Moran)

Summary of Bill:

Amends the Impact Aid program of ESEA to compensate LEAs for educating kids who are in this country as citizens of one of the Freely Associated States (Republic of Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, or Republic of Palau)

Latest Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education on 3/21/2011


How This Bill Affects Education:

Citizens who live in one of the Freely Associated States already receive funding grants and access to US social services. Children of these Freely Associated States should be allowed a quality education. This bill would ensure such a thing by compensating the LEAs for educating the children of the Freely Associated States.