ESEA Flexibility Waiver Under Title I, Part A of No Child Left Behind
On May 29, 2012, the United States Department of Education (USDoE) granted the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) a waiver of several provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). This information will explain how parts of the ESEA Flexibility waiver under Title I, Part A of NCLB relate to your child’s education.
Notice to Parents
Under Title I, Part A of NCLB, districts were required to notify parents if any of their schools or the district itself were identified for Improvement. This provision has been waived, and districts no longer are required to send a letter out to notify parents of School or District Improvement status.
Public School Choice
Under Title I, Part A of NCLB, districts were required to offer students attending schools identified to be in Improvement status the opportunity to attend another public school not so identified. Districts were required to provide or pay for the provision of transportation to the transfer school. This provision has been waived, and districts are no longer required to offer this option. Students taking the Public School Choice option during the 2011-2012 school year are allowed to remain in the transfer school until they complete the highest grade in that school. However, the district is no longer responsible for providing or paying for the transportation.
Supplemental Educational Services (SES)
Under Title I, Part A of NCLB, districts were required to offer students attending schools identified for Improvement, Year 2 and higher the opportunity to receive Supplemental Educational Services (SES), free tutoring services using external providers. This provision has been waived, and districts no longer are required to offer SES.
In place of SES, districts are required to set aside 20% to expand learning time. Additional information concerning Ohio’s ESEA Flexibility waiver application and other waiver provisions can be found on the ODE website here and the USDE’s flexibility webpage here.
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Information on how Parents can get Involved in Their Child's Education, look at the Ohio Parent Information and Resouce Center and talk with your child's teacher.
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Parents can request teacher qualifications
Akron Digital Academy is 100 percent committed to quality education. We hire the most qualified, professional staff to guide your children through the education process. Curious about these classroom pros? We have the following information available for your convenience and peace of mind:
- whether or not the Ohio Department of Education has licensed or qualified the teacher for the grades and subjects he/she teaches;
- whether or not the Ohio Department of Education has licensed the teacher to teach in a classroom without being licensed or qualified under state regulations because of special circumstances;
- whether or not the teacher has any advanced degrees and, if so, the subject(s) of the degrees; and/or
- whether or not teachers' aides or similar paraprofessionals provide services to your child and, if they do, their qualifications.
To request any of this information, contact the Akron Digital Academy Department of Human Resources, 335 South Main Street, Akron, OH 44308; or call 330.237.2200.
State Report Card Information
The current report card is on the ODE site. Please click on the link below to go to it.
Detailed Information can be found at: