ESEA Flexibility Will Help NHCS Change the Management of
Title I Services
Important changes that parents need to know about have been made to federal accountability reporting. On May 29, 2012, the U.S. Department of Education approved North Carolina’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Request for waivers to some provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act. This approval gives New Hanover County Schools, as well as other NC school districts, more flexibility in making decisions regarding Public School Choice and Supplemental Education Services.
The waivers allow districts flexibility in offering Public School Choice or Supplemental Educational Services (SES) in exchange for rigorous state-developed plans designed to improve educational outcomes for all students, close achievement gaps, increase equity, and improve the quality of instruction.
What does this mean for New Hanover County Schools?
Beginning with the 2012-13 school year, NHCS will no longer be
required to identify Title 1 schools for improvement, corrective
action, and restructuring. The district will no longer be
required by Federal mandate to implement sanctions or to provide
Supplemental Educational Services (SES) and provide
transportation for public school choice. These were sanctions
previously related to not having met Adequate Yearly Progress or
AYP under No Child Left Behind.
Instead of the Supplemental Educational Services the district
previously offered through state approved vendors, the district
will now offer a new program - called the NHCS After-School
Supplemental Services Program at all Title I Schools. NHCS’
Title I schools are as follows: Alderman, Anderson, Bellamy,
Blair, Bradley Creek, Carolina Beach, Castle Hayne, College
Park, Forest Hills, Freeman, Gregory, Murrayville, Pine Valley,
Snipes, Sunset Park, Williams, Winter Park, Wrightsboro, Holly
Shelter, Murray, Myrtle Grove, Trask, Virgo, and Williston.
New Hanover County Schools After-School Supplemental Educational Services Program
Below is an overview of the NHCS After-School Supplemental Educational Services Program:
For more information regarding this initiative, please contact Emma Jackson, Federal Programs Director, at (910) 254-4111.
State Press Release