The Kentucky Department of Education is requesting a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education from the requirement in Section 421(b) of the General Education Provisions Act to extend the period of availability of FY 2010 School Improvement Grant (SIG) funds for the agency and all of its school districts to Sept. 30, 2013.

The requested waiver and extension of time will increase Kentucky’s ability to implement the SIG program effectively in eligible schools in order to improve the quality of instruction and improve the academic achievement of students in the federal designations of Tier I and Tier II schools.

See the letter of request here. Comments on this waiver request may be sent to Donna Tackett by close of business on April 6.