Department to request waiver for School Improvement Grant


The Department 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 2012 School Improvement Grant (SIG) funds for the State Education Agency and all of its complexes to September 30, 2016.

​​​​​​The requested waiver will increase the Department’s ability to implement the SIG program effectively in eligible schools, improve the quality of instruction and the academic achievement of students in Tier I school(s) with an approved application.

The waiver request is in accordance with the guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Education in 2013 on using SIG funds. If granted, the waiver will allow the Department to use these funds in accordance with the SIG requirements published in the Federal Register in January 2010.

Written comments regarding the described waiver should be submitted by March 15, 2013, and addressed to the Department's Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Student Support, Attention: Sharon Nakagawa, 475 22nd Avenue, Room 124, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816, emailed to or faxed to 808-735-8375. For additional information, call 808-203-5520.


Contact Information

Donalyn Dela Cruz

Phone: 808-586-3232



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