NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION REQUEST
FOR WAIVERS TO
TITLE I, PART A SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT GRANTS 1003(G)
Notice is hereby given that the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) will submit a request for all applicable waivers to requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as it relates to the state's application for School Improvement Grants 1003(g). These waivers would allow any local educational agency (LEA) in the state that receives a School Improvement Grant to use those funds in accordance with the final requirements for School Improvement Grants and the LEA's application for a grant. The NCDPI requests a waiver of the requirements listed below.
Waive the school eligibility requirements in Section I.A.1 of the SIG final requirements, in order to enable the state to replace its lists of Tier I, Tier II and Tier III schools with its list of Priority schools under ESEA flexibility.
The state believes that the requested waiver will increase the quality of instruction for students and improve the academic achievement of students in Priority Schools by enabling an LEA to more effectively use the school improvement funds to implement one of the four school intervention models in its Priority Schools. The four school intervention models are specifically designed to substantially raise student achievement in the state's persistently lowest-achieving schools.
The public is invited to review and comment on the waiver being requested through 5 p.m., Feb. 20. Interested persons may present their written comments via e-mail to Donna Brown, Federal Program Monitoring and Support Division director, at Donna.Brown@dpi.nc.gov or by mail to:
Donna Brown, Director
Federal Program Monitoring and Support Division
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Raleigh, NC 27699-6351
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.