Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
On February 9, 2012 the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) received waivers from ten requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, as amended by No Child Left Behind (NCLB) of 2001. Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, the GaDOE will transition from needs improvement (NI) school designations based on adequate yearly progress (AYP) reports to Reward, Priority, Focus and Alert Schools designations based on ESEA Flexibility Waiver formulas. Title I schools will now implement specific programs and interventions based on Reward, Priority, Focus, and Alert Schools status. In addition, the GaDOE ESEA Flexibility Waiver outlines Georgia’s new Single Statewide Accountability System, the College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI). The CCRPI will serve as a comprehensive report card for all schools in Georgia. The state system will give parents, students, teachers and families a more complete and comprehensive picture of where a school or district is meeting performance expectations and where it is not.
The Georgia ESEA Flexibility Waiver also eliminated Supplemental Educational Services (SES) and Public School Choice (Choice). However, schools designated as Priority or Focus will be required to implement and develop Flexible Learning Programs (FLP) beginning June 2012. Alert Schools may also implement and develop a FLP if they choose to do so. The Georgia ESEA Flexibility Waiver provides greater flexibility in designing a FLP tailored to the needs of the schools. As a result, these identified schools will have the capacity to serve more students in need of additional academic support.
As of 2012-2013 school, the Griffin-Spalding County School System is required to set-aside an amount equal to at least 5 percent of its Title I, Part A, Subpart 2 allocation on Flexible Learning Programs. Prior to the 2012-2013 school year, the system was obligated to spend an amount equal to at least 20 percent of its Title I, Part A, Subpart 2 allocation on transportation for public school choice and Supplemental Educational Services (20 percent obligation) (ESEA section 1116(b)(10); 34 C.F.R.§200.48).
Public School Choice:
The Georgia ESEA Flexibility Waiver eliminated Public School Choice (Choice) under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
Public School Choice Data:
· Academic achievement information for the Griffin-Spalding County School System can be found at http://ccrpi.gadoe.org/2012/.
· For more information, you may also view each school’s website (http://www.spalding.k12.ga.us/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=4140&linkid=nav-menu-original-4-1)
Flexible Learning Program:
The Georgia ESEA Flexibility Waiver also eliminated Supplemental Educational Services (SES). This program was replaced by Flexible Learning Programs. Supplemental Educational Services were available through the 2011-2012 school year.
Focus Schools will work collaboratively with parents/guardians, our community, and our school district office to develop a school turnaround plan which will implement interventions to respond to the specific needs of the students in our school. One of the interventions we will provide throughout the next three years is a Flexible Learning Program (FLP).
A FLP offers academic assistance such as tutoring, remediation and other educational interventions designed to increase the academic achievement of students within our school. For the 2012-2013 school year, Carver Rd. Middle will be offering a Flexible Learning Program. This program will be offered after-school and the tutoring will be provided by Club Z! Inc. In-Home Tutoring.
Flexible Learning Program/Supplemental Educational Services Data:
· For more information on the Flexible Learning Program, please contact Ashley McLemore at 770-229-3700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.