IAS will request a statewide waiver under Ed Flex of ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act). Under Ed Flex the U. S. Department of Education allows states to waive certain federal education program requirements that may impede local efforts to reform and improve education. The waiver proposed by IAS allows exemption from the limitation of carryover (unspent) funds from Fiscal Year (FY) 21 to FY 22. This waiver will allow the school to be more flexible with Title I expenditures as the needs of our Scholars and school dictate, especially while engaged in virtual learning. As always, our focus remains on our Scholars: their academic and social/emotional growth. You may view the Consolidated Application which can be found on the School Life, Title I tab. The District Improvement Plan can be found on page 43 of this document. Please submit comments or questions to Zinta.Perkins@iasmyrna.org no later than August 14, 2020.