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The 2016 Federal Programs Conference will be held September 25-27, 2016, at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach. We are looking for well-informed, organized, well-prepared, and dynamic speakers. If you wish to be considered for a presentation please submit the Presentation Proposal Form by March 15, 2016.  

This is an invitation to submit a proposal for a 75-minute presentation at the 2016 Federal Programs Conference sponsored by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  The purpose of this conference will be to provide participants with information and conversations about Elementary and Secondary Education Act/No Child Left Behind Act. There will be a focus on needs assessments, instruction, compliance and best practices through three strands: comprehensive school reform, braided and blended funding, and special emphasis on how to engage general content teachers in effectively instructing English Learners and how to encourage school and district administrators to fully support these programs. 

 More information about the conference and registration will be provided soon.

ESEA Flexibility Waiver

Missouri's ESEA Flexibility Waiver requires schools identified as focus buildings to submit an Accountability Work Plan and Budget.  The due date for the Accountability Work Plan and Budget is November 15, 2012. 

The Missouri Leadership for Excellence, Achievement and Development (MoLEAD) program focuses on enhancing the instructional leadership skills of those involved in supporting identified schools. 

Districts that elect to participate in the MoLEAD project will fulfill the requirement for the leadership component in the accountability work plan.  The deadline to submit the Accountability Work Plan and Budget for MoLEAD participating schools is December 17, 2012.

USDE Compliance Review - October 2010

The US Department of Education recently reviewed Missouri’s responses to the USDE Compliance Review conducted of the Missouri’s administration of Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.  Except for a few activities that are “in progress” and which will require some future documentation, the USDE accepted Missouri’s responses in full. 

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