To direct the Secretary of Education to award grants to States that enact State laws that will make school attendance compulsory through the age of 17.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Broadening Opportunities Through Education Act''.
SEC. 2. GRANT PROGRAM FOR STATES WITH COMPULSORY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE THROUGH THE AGE OF 17.
(a) Program Authorized.--From the amounts appropriated to carry out this Act and not later than 90 days after such amounts are appropriated, the Secretary of Education shall award grants, on a competitive basis, to States with approved applications under subsection (b) to assist such States in improving secondary school programs. (b) Application.--To be eligible to receive a grant under this Act, a State shall submit to the Secretary an application at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Secretary may require, including-- (1) a description of the State law that the State has enacted that makes school attendance in the State compulsory through the age of 17 (except in cases of individuals who complete the secondary school graduation requirements of the State prior to attaining such age) including a description of any other exemptions to such law; and (2) a description of how the State will use the grant to carry out or improve secondary school programs in the State. (c) Uses of Funds.--A State that receives a grant...