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Waiver Request: ISBE Waiver-Request for Tydings Waiver of Math Science Partnership FY16 Federal Grant Funds

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is formally requesting a waiver of section 421(b) of the General Education Provisions Act, also known as the “Tydings Amendment,” as it affects the authority of ISBE and its sub recipients to obligate Math and Science Partnership (MSP) funds in fiscal year 2019 after the September 30, 2018, deadline.

  • Waive the period of availability of MSP funds granted in FY 2016 under section Title ll, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 program.
  • View the original request letterPDF Document for Tydings Waiver of Math Science Partnership FY16 Federal Grant Funds.  Comments due by June 25, 2018.

Waiver Request: ISBE Waiver-Request for Title 1 Section 1003(g) School Improvement Grant Funds

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) seeks the following waiver from the U.S. Department of Education. The agency hopes that solicitation of this waiver will better serve Illinois students.

  • Waive the period of availability of federal fiscal years 2010 and 2011 funds under state-administered Title I Section 1003(g) School Improvement Grant programs. The extended authority to obligate these funds would enable ISBE and its sub-recipients to increase the quality of instruction for students, improve their academic achievement, and continue to assist the same populations served by the programs for which this waiver is being requested in accordance with applicable program requirements.
  • To view the complete waiver visit: the original request letterPDF Document. Comments on this request were due Aug. 18, 2015.​

Waiver Request: Request to Waive the Period of Availability of FY 2012 and FY 2013 Mathematics and Science Partnership Program Funds under State-Administered Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Programs

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is seeking the following waiver from the U.S. Department of Education. ISBE hopes that by soliciting this waiver from the U.S. Department of Education, students of Illinois will be better served.

  • Waive the period of availability of fiscal years 2012 and 2013 funds under state-administered Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) - Mathematics and Science Partnerships programs. The extended authority to obligate these funds would enable ISBE and its sub-recipients to increase the quality of instruction for students, improve their academic achievement and continue to assist the same populations served by the programs for which this waiver is being requested in accordance with applicable program requirements.
  • To view the complete waiver visit this PDF documentPDF Document. Comments on this request were due July 24, 2015.

Waiver Request: Request to Waive the Period of Availability of FY 2010 and FY 2012 Funds under State-Administered Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Programs

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is seeking the following waiver from the U.S. Department of Education. ISBE hopes that by soliciting this waiver from the U.S. Department of Education, students of Illinois will be better served.

  • Waive the period of availability of FY 2010 and FY 2012 funds under state-administered Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) programs. The extended authority to obligate these funds would enable ISBE and its sub-recipients to increase the quality of instruction for students, improve their academic achievement, and continue to assist the same populations served by the programs for which this waiver is being requested in accordance with applicable program requirements.
  • To view the complete waiver visit . Comments on this request were due September 5, 2014.PDF Document
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Waiver Request: Waiver of (34 C.F. R. §200.47(b)(1)(iv)(A), (B)). TO ALLOW AN IDENTIFIED SCHOOL OR LEA TO SERVE AS AN SES PROVIDER

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is seeking the following waiver from the U.S. Department of Education. ISBE hopes that by soliciting this waiver from the U.S. Department of Education, students of Illinois will be better served.

  • Under the law, ISBE may approve as an SES provider only an entity that has demonstrated record of effectiveness in increasing student academic achievement. ISBE seeks a waiver of this provision for the 2013-14 school year on behalf of Chicago Public Schools, the only district in status currently operating as an SES provider. ISBE further seeks a waiver of this provision for the 2014-15 school year on behalf of Chicago Public Schools and any similarly situated district in status that is approved to serve as an SES provider.
  • To view the complete waiver visit this PDF document.PDF Document Comments on this request were due by January 24, 2014

Waiver Request: Waiver of section 421(b) of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) (Tydings Amendment) as it affects the authority of the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and its sub-recipients to obligate School Improvement funds beyond their current expiration

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is seeking the following waiver from the U.S. Department of Education. ISBE hopes that by soliciting this waiver from the U.S. Department of Education, students of Illinois will be better served.

  • Requesting a waiver of section 421(b) of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) (also known as the "Tydings Amendment") to extend the period of availability to obligate fiscal year FY 2010, 2011 and 2012 School Improvement Grants (SIG) program funds authorized under Section 1003(g) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended. The extended authority to obligate these funds would enable ISBE and its sub-recipients to continue to assist the state’s persistently lowest-achieving schools in increasing the quality of instruction for students and improving the academic achievement of students and to conduct another competition to award a fourth cohort of SIG schools.
  • To view the complete waiver visit this PDF documentPDF Document. Comments on this request were due by March 29, 2013.

Waiver Request: WAIVE THE PROVISION THAT PROHIBITS AN SEA FROM GRANTING TO AN LEA A WAIVER OF THE CARRYOVER LIMITATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY THREE YEARS

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is seeking the following waiver from the U.S. Department of Education. ISBE hopes that by soliciting this waiver from the U.S. Department of Education, students of Illinois will be better served.

  • The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is requesting a waiver of the limitation 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 carryover limitation in section 1127(a) of the ESEA more than once every three years
  • To view the complete waiver visit this PDF documentPDF Document

Waiver Request: Waiver of section 1111(b)(2)(H) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA)

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is seeking the following waiver from the U.S. Department of Education. ISBE hopes that by soliciting this waiver from the U.S. Department of Education, students of Illinois will be better served.

  • Requesting a waiver of section 1111(b)(2)(H) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended, to permit ISBE to use the same AYP targets as in the 2010-11 school year (85%) to make AYP determinations for the 2011-12 school year (instead of 92.5%).
  • To view the complete waiver visit this PDF DocumentPDF Document

Waiver Request: Waiver of section 421(b) of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) (Tydings Amendment) as it affects the authority of the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and its sub-recipients to obligate School Improvement funds beyond their current expiration.

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is seeking the following waiver from the U.S. Department of Education. ISBE hopes that by soliciting this waiver from the U.S. Department of Education, students of Illinois will be better served.

  • Waive the period of availability of funds under state-administered Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) programs, specifically those funds appropriated under the School Improvement Program. The extended authority to obligate these funds would enable ISBE and its sub-recipients to increase the quality of instruction for students, improve their academic achievement, and continue to assist the same populations served by the programs for which this waiver is being requested in accordance with applicable program requirements.
  • ISBE encourages interested parties to review the complete waiverPDF Document

Waiver Request: Waive the Period of Availabliity of FY2009 Funds Under State-Administered Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Programs

ISBE is seeking the following waiver from the U.S. Department of Education. ISBE hopes that by soliciting this waiver from the U.S. Department of Education, students of Illinois will be better served.

  • Waive the period of availability of FY 2009 funds under state-administered Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) programs. The extended authority to obligate these funds would enable ISBE and its sub-recipients to increase the quality of instruction for students, improve their academic achievement, and continue to assist the same populations served by the programs for which this waiver is being requested in accordance with applicable program requirements.
  • ISBE encourages interested parties to review the complete waiverPDF Document.

Request to Waive the Period of Availability of FY2009 Funds under State-Administered Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Programs

ISBE is seeking the following waiver from the U.S. Department of Education. ISBE hopes that by soliciting this waiver from the U.S. Department of Education, students of Illinois will be better served.

  • Waive the period of availability of FY 2009 funds under state-administered Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) programs. The extended authority to obligate these funds would enable ISBE and its sub-recipients to increase the quality of instruction for students, improve their academic achievement, and continue to assist the same populations served by the programs for which this waiver is being requested in accordance with applicable program requirements.
  • ISBE encourages interested parties to review the complete waiverPDF Document.​​​​​​​

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