A r c h i v e d  I n f o r m a t i o n


``Grants under this part shall be used to carry out activities and services described in applications approved under section 5304. In addition, grants may be used for educational, occupational, and basic skills testing services and activities, including--
``(1) the establishment of systemwide or school-level policies, procedures, and plans for dropout prevention and school reentry;
``(2) the development and implementation of activities, including extended day or summer programs, designed to address poor achievement, basic skills deficiencies, language deficiencies, or course failures, in order to assist students at risk of dropping out of school and students reentering school, including youth returning to school from a correctional or other facility operated for delinquent youth;
``(3) the establishment or expansion of work-study, apprentice, or internship programs;
``(4) the use of resources of the community, including contracting with public or private entities or community-based organizations of demonstrated performance, to provide services to the grant recipient or the target population;
``(5) the evaluation and revision of program placement of students at risk;
``(6) the evaluation of program effectiveness of dropout programs;
``(7) the development and implementation of programs for traditionally underserved groups of students;
``(8) the implementation of activities which will improve student motivation and the school learning environment;
``(9) the provision of training for school personnel on strategies and techniques designed to--
``(A) identify children at risk of dropping out of school;
``(B) intervene in the instructional program for such children with support and remedial services;
``(C) develop realistic expectations for student performance; and
``(D) improve student-staff interactions;
``(10) the study of the relationship between drugs and school dropouts and between youth gangs and school dropouts, and the coordination of dropout prevention and reentry programs with appropriate drug prevention and community organizations for the prevention of youth gangs;
``(11) the study of the relationship between disabling conditions and student dropouts;
``(12) the study of the relationship between the dropout rate for gifted and talented students compared to the dropout rate for the general student enrollment;
``(13) the use of educational telecommunications and broadcasting technologies and educational materials designed to extend, motivate, and reinforce school, community, and home dropout prevention and reentry activities;
``(14) the development and implementation of efforts to identify and address factors in a student's decision to drop out of school that are related to gender and family roles, including activities and services designed to meet the needs of pregnant and parenting teenagers;
``(15) the provision of other educational, occupational and testing services and activities which directly relate to the purpose of this part;
``(16) activities which offer jobs and college admissions for successful completion of the program for which assistance is sought;
``(17) summer employment programs;
``(18) occupational training programs;
``(19) career opportunity and skills counseling;
``(20) job placement services;
``(21) the development of skill employment competency testing programs;
``(22) special school staff training projects; and
``(23) mentoring programs.