NEWS RELEASES 2010-11 :: SEPTEMBER 24, 2010


The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has been given the opportunity to apply for a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education to extend the window to use FY 2008 School Improvement Grant funds for up to two additional years (through Sept. 30, 2012). Local districts use school improvement grants to turn around identified low-performing schools through one of four school intervention models. FY 2008 funds were required to be obligated to local districts by Sept. 30, 2010.

The public is being given the opportunity to comment on the Department’s waiver request to extend the funding window. Comments should be directed to Donna Brown via email at or U.S. mail:

Donna Brown, Section Chief
Program Monitoring
N.C. Department of Public Instruction
6351 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-6351

All comments should be submitted by Friday, Oct. 1.

About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 160 charter schools serving over 1.5 million students in kindergarten through high school graduation. The agency is responsible for all aspects of the state's public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education.

For more information:
NCDPI Communication and Information Division, 919.807.3450.