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DR. VICKI KIBODEAUX
I know everyone is busily working on their FY21 Title Applications. If you have not yet started, that’s okay. You can still get this done. If you are new at this, let me offer some suggestions that have worked well for me over the years. Gather all personnel costs for the district and each school;
Those of you with private schools may want to read this in regards to ESSER/CARES funds. It sounds like a fight may be a brewing! http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2020/05/public-school-backlash-grows-devos-coronavirus-aid-private-school.html
The latest update from Betsy DeVos gives districts great latitude with Title IV funding. Note the waivers that will be available in the bullets. Of course, MDE must request a waiver for all of this, but I’m sure they will do so. However, to date no one has heard from MDE Office of Federal Programs
The MDE Federal Programs Office keeps saying they will be putting out a timeline shortly regarding planning and other FP guidelines. Until then, I guess we will just be in a holding pattern. In the meantime, periodically check the MDE website COVID-19 message and click on Federal Programs for any information they have put out.