NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION FOR WAIVERS TO TITLE II, PART D TYDINGS AMENDMENT
Notice is hereby given that the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) will submit a request for a waiver of section 421(b) of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) (the "Tydings Amendment") as it affects the authority of the NCDPI and its sub-recipients to obligate fiscal year (FY) 2009 regular and ARRA funds after September 30, 2011. Specifically, NCDPI is requesting that the authority to obligate funds for the State-administered Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) programs listed below be extended to September 30, 2012.
- CFDA 84.386A Title II, Part D, Education Technology State Grants (Recovery Act)
- CFDA 84.318X Title II, Part D, Enhancing Education Through Technology
Continued use of available funds will allow NCDPI and local education agencies to retain personnel who are vital to carrying out on-going educational reform activities initiated because of the infusion of resources under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The State believes that the requested waiver will increase the quality of instruction for students, improve the academic achievement of students, and continue to assist the same populations served by the programs for which the waiver is being requested in accordance with applicable program requirements.
The public is invited to review and comment on the waivers being requested by December 20, 2011. Interested persons may present their written comments to:
Neill Kimrey, Director
Raleigh, NC 27699-6364
Dated: December 14, 2011
About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 160 charter schools serving over 1.5 million students in kindergarten through high school graduation. The agency is responsible for all aspects of the state's public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education.
For more information:
NCDPI Communication and Information Division, 919.807.3450.