ESEA Flexibility Waiver

With Ohio's ESEA Flexibility Waiver, districts will have flexibility from sanctions and reporting requirements previously mandated in ESEA. In order to receive this flexibility, Ohio has agreed to adapt college-and-career-ready expectations, dedicate more resources to close sub-group achievement gaps and implement an evaluation system that will support effective instruction and leadership.

ESEA Waiver Extension

On March 31, 2015, The Ohio Department of Education submitted an application to the U.S. Department of Education to renew its Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility waiver.  Ohio's ESEA flexibility waiver and U.S. Department of Education guidance for submitting an renewal can be found below.  Feedback on the waiver is always welcome.  Please email comments and suggestions to  


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