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Home » Policy & Funding » Grants & Grant Management » Every Student Succeeds Act » Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) » Public Notices & Waiver Requests to the U.S. Department of Education

Public Notices & Waiver Requests to the U.S. Department of Education

We are required by federal law to post a public notice for every waiver request we make of the U.S. Department of Education. We make these requests as a way to create flexibility within specific requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Our sole intent is to improve learning for all students and support high quality instruction. In exchange for flexibility, we set a high bar for accountability and positive, sustainable educational outcomes.

Archive public notices and waiver requests are available for: 2009-2010

Yearsort ascending Public Notices Waiver Requests Decision
2018 Notice to public school districts of the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s (OSPI’s) intent to apply to the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) for a waiver of the Tribal Education Compact Schools assessment requirement under ESSA.
District Notice
Request to waiver state assessments for Tribal Education Compact Schools
Letter to U.S. Dept. of Education

2017
Request for waiver of Duration Access Restriction for FY 2016 Title I, Part A Award Funds
Letter to U.S. Dept. of Education
Granted
Response from U.S. Dept. of Education
2016 Request for waiver of the requirement to measure the full breadth of the speaking and listening strand of WA's ELA standards for 2015-16 and 2016-17
Public Notice
Request for waiver of the requirement to measure the full breadth of the speaking and listening strand of WA's ELA standards for 2015-16 and 2016-17
Letter to U.S. Dept. of Education
Granted
Response from U.S. Dept. of Education
2016 Transition plan for Supplemental Educational Services and Public School Choice provisions for schools not meeting Adequate Yearly Progress
Public Notice


2016 Request for a waiver of the limitation that prohibits a state educational agency from granting to a local educational agency a waiver of the carryover limitation in Section 1127(a) of the ESEA more than once every three year.
Public Notice
Request for a waiver of the limitation that prohibits a state educational agency from granting to a local educational agency a wavier of the carryover limitation in Section 1127(a) of the ESEA more than once every three year.
Letter to U.S. Dept. of Education
Granted
Response from U.S. Dept. of Education
2016 Request for one-year waiver to request that the authority to obligate funds for the SIG program be extended to September 30, 2017
Public Notice


2015 Intent to apply to the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) for a waiver for Accountability Determinations Based on Achievement Results for Assessments Administered in the 2014–15 School Year
Public Notice
Request to waive accountability determinations based on achievement results for assessments administered during the 2014-15 school year
Letter to U.S. Dept. of Education
Granted
Response from U.S. Dept. of Education
2015 Request to waive use of student growth on state assessments in teacher and principal evaluations for Washington state’s school improvement grants (SIG) —Cohort III
Public Notice
Request to waive use of student growth on state assessments in teacher and principal evaluations for Washington state’s school improvement grants (SIG) —Cohort III
Letter to U.S. Dept. of Education
Partially Granted
Response from U.S. Dept. of Education
Washington State Response to Partially Granted Waiver
2015 Request to waive provisions of Section 1116(e) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Requirement for Supplemental Educational Services
Public Notice
Request to waive provisions of Section 1116(e) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Requirement for Supplemental Educational Services
Letter to U.S. Dept. of Education
Not Granted
Response from U.S. Dept. of Education
2015 Request a one-year waiver of the Title I, Part A regulatory provision that prohibits a state from approving schools and districts in improvement as providers of Supplemental Educational Services
Public Notice
Request a one-year waiver of the Title I, Part A regulatory provision that prohibits a state from approving schools and districts in improvement as providers of Supplemental Educational Services
Letter to U.S. Dept. of Education
Granted
Response from U.S. Dept. of Education
2015 Request for LEAs in Washington that receive subgrants under Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, section 3122(a)(3)(A)(iii) for the 2015-16 school year
Public Notice
Request for LEAs in Washington that receive subgrants under Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, section 3122(a)(3)(A)(iii) for the 2015-16 school year
Letter to U.S. Dept. of Education
Granted
Response from U.S. Dept. of Education
2014 Waive the Provision that Prohibits an SEA from Granting to an LEA a Waiver of Carryover Limitation More Than Once Every Three Years (April 7, 2014)
Public Notice
Waiver Request to Waive the Provision that Limits Title I Carryover
Letter to U.S. Dept. of Education

2014 Amendment to Carryover Limitation Waiver (April 7, 2014)
Public Notice
Washington State's Waiver Request to Waive the Provision that Limits Title I Carryover (Revised)
Letter to U.S. Dept. of Education
Granted
Response from U.S. Dept. of Education
2014 Notice to the public of OSPI’s intent to request a waiver to waive Provision on Approving an identified school district or LEA as an SES provider (April 28, 2014)
Public Notice
Request to Waive Provision on Approving an Identified School or LEA as an Supplemental Educational Service Provider
Letter to U.S. Dept. of Education
Granted
Response from U.S. Dept. of Education
2014 Intent to apply for a waiver of the 14-Day Public School Choice Notification Requirement for 2014–15 school year (June 16, 2014)
Public Notice
Request to Waive 14-Day Notice Requirement for Public School Choice for 2014–15 School Year
Letter to U.S. Dept. of Education
Granted with Conditions
Response from U.S. Dept. of Education
2013 Waive the Provision That Prohibits an SEA from Granting to an LEA a Waiver of the Carryover Limitation More Than Once Every Three Years (February 5, 2013)
Public Notice
Washington State Waiver Request to Waive the Provision that Prohibits 15% Carryover Limitation
Letter to U.S. Dept. of Education
Granted, March 2013
Response from U.S. Dept. of Education
2013 Waive the Provision that Prohibits and SEA from Granting to an LEA a Waiver of Carryover Limitation More than Once Every Three Years (March 28, 2013)
Public Notice
Due to SEQUESTRATION—Washington State's Waiver Request to Waive the Provision that Limits Title I Carryover
Letter to U.S. Dept. of Education
Granted, May 2013
Public Notice
2013
Washington ESEA Flexibility Amendment Submission Template for Teacher and Principal Evaluation and Support Systems Flexibility Waiver

Washington TPEP and Support Systems Flexibility Waiver Request Stakeholder Outreach and Consultation
Amendment Submission Template
WA's Teacher and Principal Evaluation and Support Systems Flexibility Waiver Request Stakeholder Outreach and Consultation

2013 Notice to the public of OSPI’s intent to request from the U.S. Department of Education the double-testing flexibility one-year waiver (November 7, 2013)
Public Notice
Washington State Double-Testing & Determination Flexibility Waiver Request

Washington State List of Schools Participating in the Field Test

Washington State ESEA Flexibility Amendment Submission Template
Letter to U.S. Dept. of Education
List of Schools Participating in the Field Test
Amendment Submission Template
Granted, Feb. 2013
Response from U.S. Dept. of Education
2011
14 day Public School Choice Waiver/HSPE to Math EOC/One Test AYP
Letter to U.S. Dept. of Education
Granted, June 2011
Response from U.S. Dept. of Education
2011 Notice to the public for two Waiver Requests (May, 2011)

- Waive provision that disallows a school or district in improvement to become a provider of supplemental educational services

- Waiver to provide a district with the flexibility to offer supplemental educational services in year one of improvement
Public Notice

Granted, June 2011
2011 Notice to the public of OSPI's intent to apply to the U.S. Department of Education for a waiver of section 421(b) of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) (the “Tydings Amendment”) as it affects the authority of the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and its sub-recipients to obligate fiscal year (FY) 2009 regular and ARRA funds after September 30, 2011.
Public Notice
2009 Tydings Waiver
Letter to U.S. Dept. of Education
Granted, Dec. 2011
Response from U.S. Dept. of Education