North Dakota Department of Public Instruction Ed-Flex Waiver Request to the U.S. Department of Education
On behalf of the State of North Dakota, the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) will be submitting an Ed-Flex wavier application with respect to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the application for States to apply for the Educational Flexibility (Ed-Flex) program. Through Ed-Flex, the Secretary delegates to eligible State educational agencies (SEAs) the authority to waive certain statutory or regulatory education requirements that may impede local efforts to reform and improve education. It is designed to help local educational agencies (LEAs), educational service agencies (ESAs), and schools carry out educational reforms to raise the achievement levels of all children.
A SEA approved for Ed-Flex authority may waive certain requirements that apply to Title I Part A, Title I Part C, Title I Part D, Title II Part A, and Title IV
The NDDPI believes it would be beneficial to North Dakota schools and districts to pursue this Ed-Flex waiver.
The U.S. Department of Education requires states to provide all districts and interested parties in the state with notice and a reasonable opportunity to comment on this waiver request. We are providing this statewide notice by sending an email over the distribution lists, posting information in the Weekly Blast, including an article in the NDDPI March newsletter, and posting the waiver application on the NDDPI website for three weeks.
Review a copy of the Ed-Flex waiver application on the NDDPI website.
If you have any questions, concerns or would like to comment on the Ed-Flex waiver application, please contact Laurie Matzke, Assistant Superintendent, at (701) 328-2284.