Implementation of Title I School Improvement Program Interventions for 2013-2014

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The Texas Education Agency (Agency) continues conversations with the United States Department of Education (USDE) requesting to waive specific provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by P.L. 107-110 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001.

Due to the ongoing negotiations, local educational agencies (LEAs) will not be required to implement current Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)-related School Improvement Program (SIP) requirements prior to the start of school year 2013-2014. This delay in implementation is a temporary suspension pending the outcome of the continuing waiver negotiations. Determinations of which federal School Improvement Program requirements will be implemented for the 2013-2014 school year will be communicated upon notice.

SIP requirements not required prior to the start of school year 2013-2014:

  • 20% District Reservation for School Choice, 1% for Parent Outreach and Supplemental Educational Services (SES)
  • 10% Campus Reservation for High-quality Professional Development
  • School Choice Parent Notification Letter
  • SES Parent Notification Letter and Packet

Although the SIP requirements listed above are temporarily on hold, LEAs should be aware that there may be fiscal and notification requirements at the conclusion of the current negotiations. These federal expectations will be shared with LEAs and campuses once determined. Until such expectations are known and disseminated to LEAs, any 10% reservation for professional development originally submitted in the Title I budget in the NCLB Consolidated Application for Federal Funding will continue to be processed and submitted. If applicable, the agency will instruct LEAs in the future regarding when and how to amend to remove the reservation.

The Agency appreciates your patience and understanding during this time of transition and commits to sharing additional information as it is received.

Please feel free to contact Leticia Govea by phone or e-mail at (512) 463-1427 or if you have questions regarding the content of this letter.


Sally Partridge
Associate Commissioner
Accreditation and School Improvement