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Document Number: 10358

Selected States and School Districts Cited Numerous Federal Requirements As Burdensome, While Recognizing Some Benefits - The authors interviewed state and school district officials about federal requirements they found burdensome. These requirements were related to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title I, Part A; the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B; national school meals programs; or other requirements related to the receipt of federal funds. Officials described the burdens associated with these requirements as complicated, time-intensive, and duplicative, among other things, and characterized most of the requirements as being burdensome in multiple ways. The report provides recommendations to the Secretary of Education on ways to reduce the burden of unnecessary requirements. (U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), June 2012)...

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