ESEA FLEXIBILITY: Questions and Answers. February 2, 2012. Consultation. Q. Who must be included in the Committee of Practitioners with whom the SEA consults? In its request for flexibility, an SEA must assure that:
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ESEA FLEXIBILITY: Questions and Answers
February 2, 2012
Q. Who must be included in the Committee of Practitioners with whom the SEA consults?
“It has consulted with its Committee of Practitioners regarding the information set forth in its request.” (See Assurance 10.)
Q. What are some examples of provisions under Title I, Part A that an SEA or its LEAs will need to continue to implement?
Q. Are the Title I, Part A funds that an LEA would otherwise spend for choice-related transportation and supplemental educational services (SES) or for professional development in LEAs identified for improvement subject to the requirements to provide equitable services to eligible private school children, their teachers, and their families? (Addendum #1 FAQ B-10a)
Q. How may an SEA meet the requirements to submit its lists of reward, priority, and focus schools as part of its request? (Addendum #2 FAQ C-25a)
Q. May an SEA identify its reward, priority, or focus schools based on the school grades or ratings from the SEA’s proposed overall differentiated recognition, accountability, and support system?
Q. If an SEA identifies as a priority school a Title I-eligible high school that has a graduation rate less than 60 percent over a number of years, may Title I funds be used in that school? (Addendum #2 FAQ C-23d)
*Priority school – graduation rate below 60 percent
If the SEA has been granted a waiver of ESEA section 1113, the LEA may serve these priority schools out of rank order of poverty and use Title I, Part A funds to provide interventions in these priority schools.
Q. The ESEA Flexibility Request indicates that requests should not include personally identifiable information (PII). What are examples of PII?
Q. In completing the SEA’s ESEA Flexibility Request, does the SEA need to respond directly to the prompts in the Review Guidance?
State Questions and Office Hours
To submit questions or schedule a time for SEA teams to speak with Department staff, contact your ED ESEA flexibility contact or email [email protected]