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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
OFFICE OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
July 17, 2013
The Honorable Tom Torlakson
Superintendent of Education
California Department of Education
1430 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Dear Superintendent Torlakson,
I am pleased to approve California’s application for fiscal year (FY) 2012 funds under the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program, authorized by Section 1003(g) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended. If California decides to make any significant changes to its FY 2012 SIG application, those changes will need to be approved by the Department.
Secretary Duncan and I view turning around our Nation’s persistently lowest-achieving schools as one of the most important challenges facing our educational system. I hope the FY 2012 SIG funds will enable you and your local educational agencies to continue to support this effort.
I appreciate the work you and your team are doing to meet the challenges of turning around your State’s persistently lowest-achieving schools. California’s students will benefit greatly from your focus and advocacy. We will continue to provide the assistance and support you need to implement the SIG interventions as effectively as possible. If you have any questions concerning the award notice for your State’s SIG grant, please do not hesitate to contact Carlas McCauley (Carlas.McCauley@ed.gov), Acting Director of the Office of School Turnaround.
Deborah S. Delisle
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education