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ESEA Flexibility Waiver

ESEA Objectives

  • Use one accountability system
  • Implement college- and Career-Ready Standards
  • Reduce burdensome reporting
  • Set ambitious goals
  • Allow flexibility and federal spending

Missouri's 2015 ESEA Waiver Renewal

On June 23, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education renewed approval of Missouri's ESEA Flexibility Waiver for three years, through the end of the 2017-2018 school year.

An informational webinar about Missouri's ESEA Flexibility Waiver was held July 3.

ESEA Waiver Changes

Before Waiver After Waiver

Burdensome systems of reporting
Restricted 20% of Title l funds
Punitive system
Over identified schools as failing

One aligned state system
Flexibility with 20% funds
Focus on continuous improvement
Efficient targeting of schools for support

Waiver Timeline

Mo Applies for
ESEA Waiver
Peer Review by
MO ESEA Waiver
MO ESEA Waiver
in Effect
Feb. 24, 2012 March - June 2012 June 29, 2012 2012 - 2013



Frequently Asked Questions

Response to questions from the June 29 ESEA Flexibility webinar

District Resources

U.S. Department of Education ESEA Flexibility Requests and Documents

Sample Unit Amplification