2013/2014 Request for Proposal for 21st Century Community Learning Centers for Competitive Projects Released
April 4th, 2013. The Miami Herald
Rep. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, added an unexpected provision to her sweeping education accountability bill Thursday: a pitch to free Florida school districts from having to provide private tutoring services at low-income schools.
Under current law, Florida school districts must spend 15 percent of their federal dollars for low-income students on private tutoring services. Passidomo’s pitch: Give school systems the option to spend that money on tutoring, or on other programs for low-income children instead.
“We feel that each school district is in the best position to determine and understand the needs of their students, and the best use of their Title I funding,” Passidomo said Thursday.
FLORIDA WAIVER – ESEA FLEXIBILITY REQUESTS-CURRENT VERSION
Approved ESEA Flexibility Request, Current, June 28, 2012. PDF, 18MBFLORIDA WAIVER – ESEA FLEXIBILITY REQUESTS-PRIOR VERSION
Approved ESEA Flexibility Request February 9, 2012, PDF, 9.27MB
ESEA Flexibility Request February 28, 2012. PDF, 81 MB – Can be slow to download.
FLORIDA WAIVER – OTHER RELATED DOCUMENTS
Peer Panel Notes December 5-9, 2012. PDF, 595 KB
Improvements to FL’s Request February 9, 2012, PDF, 165 KB
LETTERS TO STATE
Amendment Approval Letter,July 27, 2012. PDF, 453KB
Approval Continuation Letter,July 27, 2012. PDF, 487KB
ED Letter Regarding Peer Review Feedback December 20, 2011, PDF 392KB
Secretary’s Approval Letter February 9, 2012
Implementation Letter February 22, 2012. PDF 328KB
Other Title I, Part A Waivers Approval Letter October 16, 2012. MS Word, 49KB
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
State Law: 15% set aside of Title 1 funds for Focus Schools
SES Provider application for the 2013-2014 school year not yet published.
July 27, 2012. Memo from Florida DOE clarifying testing and choice of tutoring providers. PDF