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Notice of Request to Waive Section 421(b)

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 21, 2011

NOTICE OF REQUEST TO WAIVE SECTION 421(b) OF THE GENERAL EDUCATION
PROVISIONS ACT (THE “TYDINGS AMENDMENT”)

Request for public comment on California’s requesting the authority to obligate funds for the State-administered Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) program to be extended to September 30, 2012.

Notice is hereby given that California has requested the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to waive Section 421(b) of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) (the “Tydings Amendment”) as it affects the authority of California and its sub-recipients to obligate federal fiscal year (FY) 2009 regular and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds after September 30, 2011.

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 to extend through September 30, 2012, the period to obligate federal FY 2009 regular and ARRA funds under the ESEA state-administered formula programs for:

  • Title I, Part A Grants to Local Educational Agencies (Recovery Act)
  • Title II, Part D Enhancing Education Through Technology State Program (Recovery Act)
  • Title II, Part D Enhancing Education Through Technology State Program

All comments regarding the request for waiver must be submitted to Julie Baltazar, Administrator I, School Turnaround Office, by e-mail at JBaltazar@cde.ca.gov; facsimile at 916 319-0123; or mailed and received at the following address by noon on October 31, 2011, and addressed to:

California Department of Education
School Turnaround Office
1430 N Street, Suite 6208
Sacramento, CA 95814

The waiver request can be found at http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/pn/pn/waivernotice20111021att.asp

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