The State Board of Education is designated as the state educational agency to carry out the purposes and the provisions of these acts of Congress. The State Board of Education is hereby vested with authority to prepare and submit to the United States Commissioner of Education any state plan required by these acts of Congress, to prepare and submit amendments to the state plans, and to administer the state plans or amendments thereto, in accordance with these acts of Congress and any rules and regulations adopted thereunder. The State Board of Education is hereby vested with all necessary power and authority to cooperate with the government of the United States, or any agency or agencies thereof in the administration of these acts of Congress and the rules and regulations adopted thereunder.
(Amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 466, Sec. 15.)