OHIO WAIVER – FLEXIBILITY REQUEST
ESEA Flexibility Request (February 28, 2012) [PDF, 7.5MB] – Can be slow to download.
Peer Panel Notes March 26-30, 2012.
Highlights of OH’s Request May 29, 2012. PDF 172KB
Approved ESEA Flexibility Request May 29, 2012. 16MB
OHIO WAIVER – LETTERS TO STATE
ED Letter of Review April 17, 2012. PDF
Secretary’s Approval Letter (May 29, 2012) [MS Word, 75KB]
Implementation Letter, June 29, 2012. PDF, 98KB
OHIO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Announcement to SES service providers on Ohio DOE website: SES Providers update
The United States Department of Education approved Ohio’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver request for flexibility from portions of the No Child Left Behind legislation on May 29, 2012. No Child Left Behind required schools in school improvement status to offer supplemental educational services (SES) to eligible students. Ohio’s ESEA waiver no longer mandates that these supplemental educational services be provided. As a result of the ESEA waiver, ODE no longer approves or maintains a list of SES providers. ODE will not release a Request for Application to become a State Approved SES Provider. Additionally, SES providers are no longer required to comply with the Financial Soundness requirement.
Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, LEAs may choose to enter into partnerships with former providers to increase student achievement. For more information, please review page 118 of the ESEA Flexibility Waiver under Expanded Learning Time. The External Provider Application described in the ESEA Flexibility Waiver, also on page 118, refers to LEAs and schools implementing strategies associated with the School Improvement Grant. The purpose of the external partnerships is to facilitate implementation of the School Turnaround and Transitional Models with Ohio’s lowest performing schools. Included below are sections from the School Improvement Grant guidance regarding external providers. LEAs will determine which providers can assist with School Turnaround plans.