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May 5, 2010


SUBJECT: Individual Ed-Flex Programmatic Waiver Application for the 2010-2011 School Year
The Texas Education Agency is authorized under the Education Flexibility Partnership Act of 1999, as amended, to offer local education agencies (LEAs) the opportunity to request waivers of certain federal laws and regulations governing the following No Child Left Behind Act programs in exchange for increased accountability:

Title I, Part A (other than sections 1111 and 1116), (Improving the Academic Achievement of Disadvantaged Children)
Title I, Part B, Subpart 3 (Even Start Family Literacy Programs)
Title I, Part C (Education of Migratory Children)
Title I, Part D (Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk), including Subpart 2 ARRA Stimulus Funding
Title II, Part A, Subparts 2 and 3 (Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting)
Title II, Part D, Subpart 1 (Enhancing Education through Technology), including ARRA Stimulus Funding
Title III, Part B, Subpart 4 (Emergency Immigrant Education, if this program is funded)
Title IV, Part A, Subpart 1 (Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities)
Title V, Part A (Innovative Programs, if this program is funded)
The Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act
For a list of statutory or regulatory requirements that may not be waived under Ed-FLEX, visit www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=4219.
Attached is a copy of the Application for Individual Ed-Flex Programmatic Waiver for use in requesting an Individual Programmatic Waiver.  The deadlines for requesting this waiver are as follows:

June 1, 2010, for a
July 1, 2010, start date

August 15, 2010, for an
October 1, 2010, start date

Applications will not be accepted at any other time for school year 2010-2011.

A separate process for applying for Title I, Part A Schoolwide Eligibility and excessive roll forward waivers is initiated through the original Consolidated Application for Federal Funding in eGrants (SAS-NCLBAA11).  A separate form (available at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=4222&menu_id=798) will be submitted during the negotiation of the SAS-NCLBAA11 to complete the Schoolwide Eligibility Waiver request.  The roll forward waiver is requested in the original submission of the application by completing the Title I, Part A Roll Forward Waiver Schedule.

If you have questions concerning the Ed-Flex Program, contact Scott Lewis in the Division of NCLB Program Coordination via electronic mail at scott.lewis@tea.state.tx.us.

Gene Lenz
Deputy Associate Commissioner
  for Special Programs


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