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January 19, 2012
Honorable June Atkinson
Superintendent of Public Instruction
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Raleigh, North Carolina 2760 1-2825
Dear Superintendent Atkinson:
During the week of October 24-27, 2011, a team from the U. S. Department of Education's (ED) Student Achievement and School Accountability Programs (SA SA) office, Title III State Fonnu!a Group reviewed the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction's administration of the Title III program authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). as amended. Enclosed is a report based upon the review ofthe Title III program.
The report includes a brief description ofthe scope of the monitoring review, recommendations and findings, and required corrective actions resulting from the review. The NCDPI has 30 business days from receipt of this report to respond to all findings cited in the report. We will review the State's response to detennine ifall findings have been addressed sufficiently and request additional infonnation, if necessary. We will allow 30 business days for the State to submit additional infonnation or work with the State to identify a reasonable timeline that allows the State to address and correct all findings. A State that has significant unresolved noncompliance findings or findings that are repeated from one monitoring review to the next may have a condition placed on the grant award. Please note that the findings cited in the report reflect the status of compliance in North Carolina at the time of the onsite review.
The ED team would like to thank Helga Fasciano, Joanne Marino, Glenda Harrell, and Ivanna Mann Thrower for their hard work and assistance before and during the review. We look forward to continuing to work with you and your staff to address the needs of English language learners.
Patricia A. McKee
Acting Director Student Achievement and School
cc: Helga Fasciano Joanne Marino