The Kansas’ ESEA Flexibility Request, granting waivers from certain provisions of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was approved by the U.S. Department of Education on July 19, 2012. The approval allows the state to implement a new and more meaningful accountability system for Kansas schools and school districts.
The Secretary of Education announced that States could request flexibility from certain provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) through waivers. The flexibility is offered in order to move forward with State and local reforms designed to improve academic achievement and increase the quality of instruction for all students.
To receive this flexibility, states completed the ESEA Flexibility Request form and addressed the four principles:
• Principle 1: College- and Career-Ready Expectations for All Students
• Principle 2: State-Developed Differentiated Recognition, Accountability, and Support
• Principle 3: Supporting Effective Instruction and Leadership
• Principle 4: Reducing Duplication and Unnecessary Burden
The ESEA waiver is in effect until August 1, 2016, Information on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) may be found at: http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=525
Questions or comments regarding the Kansas ESEA Flexibility Request may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Approved Kansas ESEA Request:
ESEA Flexibility Request submitted June 2015 (PDF)
Past Versions of ESEA Flexibility Request:
ESEA Flexibility Request submitted August 2014 (PDF)
ESEA Flexibility Request submitted January 2013 (PDF)
ESEA Flexibility Request submitted July 2012 (PDF)
ESEA Flexibility Request submitted February 2012 (PDF)