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INFORMATIONAL LETTER NO.  82

POLICY CODE:  IL/IHAJ

 

 

 

 

TO:                  Superintendents of Schools

 

FROM:            Susan A. Gendron, Commissioner

 

DATE:             February 17, 2004

 

RE:                   Follow-up on Information Requests from MSSA Critical Issues Forum   

 

A number of questions arose during the presentations and follow-up conversations at last Thursday's event.  I have asked DOE staff to collect several documents that address the questions.  You may access the documents in PDF format at the links below.  They include:  the response from USDOE to Utah's request for clarification on implications of opting to not accept NCLB funds; a CCSSO analysis of the USDOE response; a clarification of the Title I funding implications if the census model USDOE proposes to use is in fact employed next year; and the Commissioner's statement to the Education Committee on Senator Brennan's bill on NCLB

(LD 1716), and a set of talking points on the high school laptop proposal. 

 

             I wish to thank all of you who attended for the spirited and informative dialogue during the day.  I am also grateful to the leadership and staff from MSSA who did such a splendid job with organizing the day.  You can imagine, I trust, how grateful I am for your support and enthusiasm for the MLTI high school proposal.  I will be updating the Education Committee soon on the Revolving Renovation Fund status to respond to their concerns about the availability of funds to support existing requests. As I stated on Thursday, I ask that you contact your legislators to express your support for this approach in year 1 and the plan I shared with you for the remaining years.  Your voices are among the most important for them to hear at this juncture! 

 

 

Attachments:

                            Education Response to Utah Regarding Participation in NCLB

                            

                            CCSSO Analysis of the U.S. DOE response

                            

                            How is Title I funding allocated?

 

                            Commissioner's Statement to Education Committee on LD 1716

 

                            MLTI Talking Points