NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION FOR WAIVERS TO TITLE I, PART A SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT GRANTS SECTION 1003(G) TYDINGS AMENDMENT
Notice is hereby given that the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) will submit a request for a waiver of section 421(b) of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) (the “Tydings Amendment”) as it affects the authority of the NCDPI and its sub-recipients to obligate fiscal year FY 2009 regular and Recovery Act School Improvement Grant (SIG) 1003(g) funds after Sept. 30. Specifically, the NCDPI is requesting that the authority to obligate funds for the state-administered Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) programs listed below be extended to Sept. 30, 2014.
- CFDA 84.377A School Improvement Grants
- CFDA 84.388A School Improvement Grants, Recovery Act
This request to extend the waiver, submitted pursuant to section 9401(d)(2) of the ESEA, would permit the NCDPI in accordance with criteria the NCDPI develops, to identify and allow local education agencies (LEAs) with Cohort 1 SIG schools additional time to expend remaining FY 2009 SIG funds in those schools. In particular, the extension would allow Cohort 1 Tier I or Tier II schools with unexpended FY 2009 funds to use those funds to continue to implement a SIG model during the 2013–14 school year, if the schools satisfy criteria developed by their state education agency. Continued use of available funds will allow LEAs to fully implement one of four rigorous intervention models to significantly turnaround the school. The state believes that the requested waiver will increase the quality of instruction for students, improve the academic achievement of students, and continue to assist the same populations served by the programs for which the waiver is being requested in accordance with applicable program requirements.
The public is invited to review and comment on the waivers being requested by May 31. Interested persons may present their written comments to:
Donna Brown, Director
Federal Program Monitoring and Support
NC 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.