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Archived FedPro Message

SUBJECT:  Flexibility Waiver/NCLB Budget Changes


On Friday June 29, 2012 the U.S. Department of Education approved Missouri’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver giving the state flexibility from some No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements.  Missouri’s flexibility waiver will go into effect immediately for the 2012-2013 school year, although there will be some implementation and phase in throughout the year.  Currently served SIG priority schools will continue implementing their already approved plans. The planning phase for newly identified non-SIG priority schools will begin upon identification, with implementation starting at the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year.   The planning phase for focus schools will begin upon identification, and focus schools must begin implementation of the plan no later than the end of the first semester of the 2012-2013 school year.

Many of you have already submitted your NCLB Consolidated Application for the 2012-2013 school year.  The flexibility allowed through the waiver may cause changes to the application previously submitted.  The Department will not place School Improvement sanctions on Districts or Buildings, therefore; you will no longer have a District or School Improvement Level.  Because of this change:

Our Federal Compliance Supervisors are working on the applications currently submitted.  If you know you need to make changes to your application please contact your FC supervisor and ask him or her to disapprove your initial application so that changes can be made. Disapproval of the application will not affect your substantially approvable date.

Our IT section is addressing the changes needed in ePeGS.   If you receive edits, please contact your Federal Compliance Supervisor for help.


Julia Cowell

Director Federal Compliance

Ph. 573-751-8289

Fax 573-526-6698