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SUBJECT:  Title I, Part A Carryover Waiver


The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education intends to request a waiver of the Title I, Part A limitation on carryover in section 1127(b) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) that prohibits a State educational agency (SEA) from granting to a local educational agency (LEA) a waiver of the 15% carryover limitation in section 1127(a) of the ESEA more than once every three years. 

Missouri believes that the requested waiver will provide the SEA with the ability to grant LEAs the flexibility it needs to spend its FY 2012 Title I, Part A funds thoughtfully over the remainder of this year and next year on activities that are most likely to increase the quality of instruction and improve the academic achievement of students in the face of a likely reduction in its FY 2013 Title I, Part A allocation.  For these reasons, Missouri is seeking a waiver of the regulation.

Please visit the Department’s website at for additional information about the waiver request.  Instructions will also be available on how to share your comments with the Department.

Pat Kaiser, Director

Financial and Administrative Services

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education