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ESEA: Impact Aid Construction - 2004

Program Goal: To provide appropriate financial assistance for federally connected children who present a genuine burden to their school districts
Objective 8.1 of 1: Improve the quality of public school facilities used to educate federally connected children.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Construction: The percent of the schools in LEAs receiving Impact Aid Construction funds that report that the overall condition of their school buildings is adequate.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of LEAs reporting that the overall condition of their school buildings is adequate.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2000
 
70
2001
44
70
2002
43
70
2003
47
70
2004
54
70
2005
 
70
Status: Target not met

Progress: The data show a trend of steady progress in improving the condition of school facilities in LEAs that receive Impact Aid Construction funds.

Explanation: The Impact Aid Program continues to make annual formula construction payments to eligible applicants, but the amounts of these payments are generally insufficient to meet the facilities improvement needs for these school districts. The Impact Aid Discretionary Construction Program is not in the third year of awards, and these discretionary construction grants should help to address the most serious facilities conditions in a small number of school districts.  
Additional Source Information: Data collected from LEA application for Impact Aid Section 8003 payments.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: January 2004
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

Limitations: Data are self-reported by Impact Aid applicants. Assessment of the condition of school facilities may differ depending on the judgment of the individual responding.

 

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