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ESEA Flexibility (Waiver) Request

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

Questions or comments regarding the Kansas ESEA Flexibility Request may be directed to waiver@ksde.org

Approved Kansas ESEA Request:
Revised Kansas ESEA Flexibility Waiver January 2013 (PDF)

Draft Versions of ESEA Flexibility Request:
ESEA Flexibility Waiver submitted July 2012
KS ESEA FlexibilityTechnical Amendments Jan. 2013 (PDF)
ESEA Flexibility Waiver Final 2-27-2012 (PDF)
Kansas ESEA Flexibility Request Summary 2/14/2012 (PDF)
KS Notice of Intent to Submit ESEA Flexibility Waiver Request (PDF)
KS Peer Panel Notes (PDF)
KS Response Letter April 17, 2012 (PDF)

ESEA Flexibility Waiver Amendment Public Comment Forum - Friday, August 08, 2014

Amendments to the ESEA Flexibility Waiver will be posted for 30 days for public comment. 
Comments should be sent to waiver@ksde.org.
These documents have not been approved by the U.S. Department of Education.

KANSAS ESEA FLEXIBILITY WAIVER - Jan2013 - Aug2014 - With proposed changes
 

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