On behalf of the State of Montana, the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) will be submitting a waiver request with respect to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act for FY 2016 Title II Part B Math and Science Partnership (MSP) Grants.
Montana is applying for the following waiver:
Waive the provision that prohibits a state from utilizing the FY2016 Title II Part B MSP funds past September 30, 2018. The OPI believes that it would be beneficial to Montana schools and districts to pursue this waiver.
The U.S. Department of Education requires states to provide all districts and interested parties in the state with notice and a reasonable opportunity to comment on this waiver request. We are providing this statewide notice by sending an email through our newsletter distribution lists, posting the waiver application on the OPI website, and posting the notice to the State of Montana website.
A copy of our state waiver is attached to this article for the public to review.
If anyone would like to comment on our waiver application, please send written comments to Colet Bartow, email@example.com, by July 20, 2018.