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Waiver Request October 3, 2012

California Department of Education (CDE) Seal
California State Board of Education (SBE) Seal
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
TOM TORLAKSON,
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
916-319-0800
CALIFORNIA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
MICHAEL W. KIRST,
President
916-319-0827
1430 N Street Sacramento, CA 95814-5901

October 3, 2012

NOTICE OF REQUEST TO WAIVE FEDERAL TIMELINE FOR
LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES TO POSTPONE MANDATORY PARENTAL
NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENT OF SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT STATUS

Request for public comment on California’s request to waive the federal 14-day parental notification of school improvement status required for local educational agencies (LEAs) identified for Program Improvement (PI) in 2012-13.

Notice is hereby given that California is requesting the U.S. Department of Education (ED) waive Title I, Part A requirements (34 Code of Federal Regulations § 200.37[b][4][iv]).

The purpose of this public notice is to notify you of the opportunity to submit written public comment on the waiver request to the ED regarding the mandatory 14-day parental notification of school improvement status for PI LEAs until Accountability Progress Report (APR) data are available. Due to the delayed release of the APR data, LEAs are unable to provide parents with the required notification within the 14-day timeline required by federal law. The waiver would permit LEAs to delay notification until APR data are made available in October, at which time LEAs would have 14 days to notify parents of their PI status.

All comments regarding the request for waiver must be submitted to Christopher Aban by e-mail at caban@cde.ca.gov, by phone at 916-319-0254; or mailed and received at the following address by close of business at 5 p.m. on October 15, 2012, and addressed to:

Improvement and Accountability Division
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 6208
Sacramento, CA 95814

The waiver request can be found at the following URL:

Attachment 1: Revised Draft Letter to Assistant Secretary Deborah Delisle [http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/pn/pn/waivernotice03oct2012ltratt.asp]

Attachment 2: Elementary and Secondary Education Act: Request for Federal Timeline Waiver for Local Educational Agencies to Postpone Mandatory Parental Notification of School Improvement Status until Accountability Progress Report Data are Available [http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/ag/ag/yr12/documents/sep12item13.doc] (DOC)

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