School Improvement Grant (SIG) Information
Title I 1003(g) Waiver Request
The New Hampshire Department Education (NH DOE) will be submitting an application to the United States Department of Education (US ED) in order to receive School Improvement Funds authorized under Section 1003(g) of the Title I Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The purpose of the Title I 1003(g) School Improvement Grant Funds is to provide grants to Title I Local Education Agencies (LEAs) with schools in need of improvement, corrective action, or restructuring to raise the achievement of their students and enable the schools to make adequate yearly progress (AYP) and exit improvement status. The Title I 1003(g) School Improvement Funds are to be focused on the "persistently lowest-achieving schools" as defined under final requirements for the Title I 1003(g) School Improvement Grant Funds published in the Federal Register in December 2009.
In its application to the US ED, the NH DOE has the opportunity to request waivers of certain provisions of the ESEA. Before requesting these waivers, the NH DOE must provide all interested LEAs in the State with notice and a reasonable opportunity to comment on the request.
A copy of the Title I 1003(g) Waiver Request that NH DOE intends to submit as part of its application is available for your review and comment. All comments received from LEAs will be submitted as part of the NH DOE's application for Title I 1003(g) School Improvement Grant Funds. Please submit all comments to Stephanie Lafreniere, Title I State Director at Stephanie.Lafreniere@doe.nh.gov by 4:00pm on Wednesday, March 3, 2010.
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