[Federal Register: September 23, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 184)]
[Page 51528]
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Office of Elementary and Secondary Education; Notice Establishing
Deadlines for the Submission of Request for Waivers That Would Directly
Affect School-Level Activities

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: 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 sections 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: Except in extraordinary circumstances, the following deadlines
apply to requests for waivers affecting school-level activities:
    Requests for waivers that would be implemented in the semester
immediately following January 1, 2000 must be submitted no later than
October 15, 1999.
    Requests for waivers that would be implemented in the beginning of
the 2000-2001 school year must be submitted no later than April 1,


    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.

Submission of Waiver Request

    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
    During the period 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 request for waivers should be
submitted to the following address: Assistant Secretary for Elementary
and Secondary Education, Attention: Waiver Staff, 400 Maryland Avenue,
SW., Washington, DC 20202.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information on waivers may be obtained
from the Department's Waiver Assistance Line, (202) 401-7801. Copies of
the Department's updated waiver guidance, which provide examples of
waivers and describe 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://

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    Dated: September 19, 1999.
Judith Johnson,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
[FR Doc. 99-24719 Filed 9-22-99; 8:45 am]