The reason for the request as identified in the letter to be mailed later this week is below. I was notified because of the requirement to notify public school districts of the request and to provide for a comment period prior to submitting the official request.
Thanks to Superintendent Dorn and staff for this waiver request. Though it doesn't remove the onerous requirements of NCLB, if successful, it puts off for a year the need to mail a letter that does not accurately describe the current reality of our schools. If the federal department does not grant this request, I can only assume that they want to once again punish us for not conforming to their one size fits all reform model.