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Department to request School Improvement Grant waiver


SIG grants enable eligible schools in Hawaii to improve the quality of instruction and increase the academic achievement of students for a Strive HI Priority status school.

HONOLULU - The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) intends to request a waiver to Section 421(b) of the General Education Provisions Act (20 U.S.C. § 1225(b) to extend the period of availability of school fiscal year (FY) 2014 School Improvement Grant (SIG) funds for the State Education Agency and all of its complexes to September 30, 2018.

The requested waiver will increase the Department’s ability to implement the SIG program effectively in eligible schools in the State of Hawaii in order to improve the quality of instruction and increase the academic achievement of students for a STRIVE HI Priority status school.

The waiver request is in accordance with the guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Education in January 2010 on using SIG funds. If granted, the waiver will allow the Department to use these funds in accordance with the requirements for the SIG published in the Federal Register in January 2010.

Written comments regarding the described waiver should be submitted by August 10, 2015, and addressed to the DOE School Transformation Branch, Attention: Lisa Joy Andres, 475 22nd Avenue, Room 126, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816, emailed to lisa_joy_andres@notes.k12.hi.us or faxed to (808) 735-8375. For additional information, call (808) 305-9850.

Contact Information

Donalyn Dela Cruz

Phone: 808-586-3232

Email: donalyn_dela_cruz@hawaiidoe.org

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