Hawaii DOE to Request Waiver for School Improvement Grant Funds

DOE Release

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) intends to request a waiver to Section 421(b) of the General Education Provisions Act (20 U.S.C. § 1225(b) to extend the period of availability of school fiscal year (FY) 2010 and FY 2011 School Improvement Grant (SIG) funds for the State Education Agency and all of its complexes to September 30, 2014 and September 30, 2015, respectively.

The requested waiver will increase HIDOE’s ability to implement the SIG program effectively in eligible schools in the State of Hawaii in order to improve the quality of instruction and increase the academic achievement of students in Tier I and Tier III schools.

The waiver request is in accordance with the guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Education in January 2010 on using SIG funds. If granted, the waiver will allow the HIDOE to use these funds in accordance with the requirements for the SIG published in the Federal Register in January 2010.

Written comments regarding the described waiver should be submitted by April 19, 2013, and addressed to the DOE Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Support, Attention: Sharon Nakagawa, 475 22nd Avenue, Room 124, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816, emailed to sharon_nakagawa@notes.k12.hi.us or faxed to (808) 735-8375. For additional information, call (808) 203-5520.



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