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U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

Parent training and information center (Sec. 300.31)

Comment: One commenter requested describing a parent training and information center (PTI) and a community parent resource center (CPRC) in the regulations, rather than referencing section 671 or 672 of the Act.

Discussion: We do not believe it is necessary to include these descriptions in the regulations. Section 671 of the Act describes the program requirements for a PTI and section 672 of the Act describes the program requirements for a CPRC. These sections describe the activities required of PTIs and CPRCs, as well as the application process for discretionary funding under Part D of the Act, and would unnecessarily add to the length of the regulations.

Changes: None.

Comment: One commenter stated that, in order for a State or LEA to be considered for funding under the Act, the regulations should require partnerships with the PTIs and the CPRCs, as well as input from PTIs and CPRCs on assessing State and local needs, and developing and implementing a plan to address State and local needs.

Discussion: We disagree with the commenter. There is nothing in the Act that requires States or LEAs, as a condition of funding, to obtain input from PTIs and CPRCs in assessing needs or developing and implementing a plan to address State or local needs. States and LEAs are free to do so, but it is not a requirement for funding.

Changes: None.