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ARRA Title I School Improvement Grant (SIG) Request for Comments Letter

ARRA Title I School Improvement Grant (SIG) Waivers – Notification and Request for Comments Memo

  • Waive section 421(b) of the General Education Provisions Act (20 U.S.C. § 1225(b)) to extend the period of availability of school improvement funds for the SEA and all of its LEAs to September 30, 2013.
    Comment on Waiver #1 – Extend the period of availability to September 30, 2013.

  • Waive section 1116(b)(12) of the ESEA to permit LEAs to allow their Tier I and Tier II Title I participating schools that will implement a turnaround or restart model to “start over” in the school improvement timeline.
    Comment on Waiver #2 - Permit LEAs to allow Tier I and Tier II schools implementing a turnaround or restart model to “start over” in the school improvement AYP timeline.

  • Waive the 40 percent poverty eligibility threshold in section 1114(a)(1) of the ESEA to permit LEAs to implement a schoolwide program in a Tier I or Tier II Title I participating school that does not meet the poverty threshold.
    Comment on Waiver #3 – Permit LEAs to implement a schoolwide program in a Tier I or Tier II Title I participating school that does not meet the 40 percent poverty threshold.