- Cama-i, quyana tailuci!
- (Central Yup’ik)
- "Greetings, thank you for coming!"
In response to Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the U.S. Department of Education (US ED) is offering flexibility in K-12 education funding, in particular the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as the CARES Act authorizes the Secretary to provide additional flexibility through waivers of specific requirements. The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (DEED) has submitted a request to US ED, and and received formal approval on April 21, 2020, to waive the following provisions:
- Section 1127(b) of Title I, Part A of the ESEA so that your State educational agency (SEA) may waive, more than once every three years, if necessary, the 15 percent carryover limitation in ESEA section 1127(a) for State fiscal year (FY) 2020 Title I, Part A funds.
- Section 421(b) of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) to extend the period of availability of State FY2019 funds for programs in which your SEA participates under its approved consolidated State plan until September 30, 2021.
- Section 4106(d) of Title IV, Part A of the ESEA related to local educational agency (LEA) needs assessments for the 2019-2020 school year.
- Section 4106(e)(2)(C), (D), and (E) of Title IV, Part A of the ESEA with respect to content-area spending requirements for State FYs 2019 and 2020 Title IV, Part A funds.
- Section 4109(b) of Title IV, Part A of the ESEA with respect to the spending limitation for technology infrastructure for State FYs 2019 and 2020 Title IV, Part A funds.
- Section 8101(42) of the ESEA, which defines “professional development,” for activities funded for the 2019-2020 school year.
The federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) emphasizes equal access to education to ensure that every student succeeds. The current version of ESEA was authorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and signed into law on December 10, 2015. ESEA authorizes an important group of educational programs administered by the states. These programs provide supplemental support to eligible schools and districts to raise the academic achievement of struggling learners and address the complex challenges that arise among students who live with disability, mobility problems, learning difficulties, poverty, transience and the need to learn English as a second language.
- Title I, Part A – Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged
- Title I, Part C – Education of Migratory Children
- Title I, Part D – Educational Support for Neglected, Delinquent or At-Risk Children and Youth
- Title II, Part A – Supporting Effective Instruction
- Title III, Part A – Language Instruction for English Learners and Immigrant Students
- Title IV, Part A – Student Support and Academic Enrichment
- Title IV, Part B – 21st Century Community Learning Centers
- Title V, Part B – Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP)
- EHCY – Educational Support for Homeless Children and Youth (McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act)
- Foster Care – Supporting the Educational Stability of Students
Title I-A: Courtney Preziosi
Title I-C: Sarah Emmal
Title I-D: Sharon Fishel
Title II-A: Cecilia Miller
Title III-A: Kelsey Smiley
Title IV-A: Kami Moore
Title IV-B: Jessica Paris
Title V-B: Jessica Paris
Homeless: Cecilia Miller
Foster Care: Jessica Paris
- Unsafe School Choice Option
- Alaska Complaint Procedures and Homeless Dispute Resolution Procedures (pdf)