[Federal Register: October 3, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 192)]
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Notice Establishing Deadlines for the Submission of Requests for 
Waivers That Would Directly Affect School-Level Activities

SUMMARY: In this notice, the Assistant Secretary for Elementary and 
Secondary Education establishes deadlines for the submission of waiver 
requests under section 14401 and 1113(a)(7) of the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), section 311(a) of the Goals 
2000: Educate America Act, and section 502 of the School-to-Work 
Opportunities Act of 1994.

DATES: Deadlines: Except in extraordinary circumstances, the following 
deadlines apply to requests for waivers affecting school-level 
    Requests for waivers that would be implemented in the semester 
immediately following January 1, 2001 must be submitted no later than 
October 30, 2000.
    Requests for waivers that would be implemented in the beginning of 
the 2001-2002 school year must be submitted no later than April 1, 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: These deadlines apply only to waivers that 
would directly affect school-level activities. For example, the 
deadlines would apply to requests for waivers of the Title I targeting 
provisions or of the minimum poverty threshold required for 
implementation of a schoolwide program. However, the deadlines would 
not apply to waivers of requirements relating to the consolidation of 
administrative funds.
    Waiver applicants are encouraged to submit their requests as early 
as possible and not wait until the deadlines to seek waivers. The 
requests will be reviewed upon receipt. For purposes of this notice, 
the submission date is the date that the waiver request is received by 
the U.S. Department of Education (Department) in substantially 
approvable form. A waiver request is considered to be in substantially 
approvable form when it has adequately addressed the applicable 
statutory criteria governing waivers.
    During the period of a waiver request is under review by the 
Department, a waiver applicant must continue to comply with the 
requirement that is the subject of the waiver request.
    Address for Submission of Requests: All requests for waivers should 
be submitted to the following address: Assistant Secretary for 
Elementary and Secondary Education, Attention: Waiver Staff, 400 
Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information on waivers may be obtained 
from the Department's Waiver Assistance Line at (202) 401-7801. Copies 
of the Department's updated waiver guidance, which provide a examples 
of waivers and describes how to apply for a waiver, are available at 
this number. The guidance, along with other information on flexibility, 
is also available at the Department's World Wide Web site at http://
    If you use a telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD), you may 
call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-888-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternative format, (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to William Wooten at (202) 260-1922.

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    Dated: September 28, 2000.
Michael Cohen,
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
[FR Doc. 00-25383 Filed 10-2-00; 8:45 am]