NCLB MORE LOCAL FREEDOM


March 23, 2015

The Honorable Kirsten Baesler
State Superintendent
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
600 East Boulevard Avenue, Department 201
Bismarck, ND 58505

Dear Superintendent Baesler:

I am writing in response to the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction’s (ND DPI) request on February 27, 2015, to waive certain statutory and regulatory requirements of Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended. After reviewing ND DPI’s request, I am pleased to grant the following waiver:

  • Approving schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) identified for improvement, corrective action, or restructuring as supplemental educational services (SES) providers. I am granting a one-year waiver of 34 C.F.R. § 200.47(b)(1)(iv)(A) and (B) to permit ND DPI to approve a school or LEA identified for improvement, corrective action, or restructuring to serve as an SES provider in the 2015–2016 school year.

This waiver is granted on the condition that ND DPI will satisfy the condition detailed in the enclosure to this letter, including the requirement to report certain information about the use of the waiver to the Department by September 30, 2016. Please be sure to review the enclosure carefully.

I appreciate the work you are doing to improve your schools and provide a high-quality education for your students. If you have any questions, please contact Megan Oberst at (202) 453-5673 or Janine Rudder at (202) 205-3785 or OSS.NorthDakota@ed.gov.

Sincerely,

/s/

Deborah S. Delisle
Assistant Secretary

Enclosure

cc. Laurie Matzke


CONDITIONS ON TITLE I, PART A WAIVERS

Approving schools and LEAs identified for improvement, corrective action, or restructuring as supplemental educational services (SES) providers (34 C.F.R. § 200.47(b)(1)(iv)(A) and (B)) This waiver is granted on the condition that ND DPI will submit to the Department, by September 30, 2016, a report that includes:

  • The total number of LEAs identified for improvement or corrective action that were approved to be an SES provider for the 2015–2016 school year; and
  • The total number of schools identified for improvement, corrective action, or restructuring that were approved to be an SES provider for the 2015–2016 school year.




   
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