• Michigan's Proposed ESEA Flexibility Renewal Request

    On March 31, 2015, the MDE submitted Michigan’s ESEA Flexibility Renewal Request to the USED for approval (the complete document can be found below).

    Michigan’s approved ESEA Flexibility Request expires at the end of the current (2014-2015) school year.  The Renewal offered by USED would extend approval through the 2017-2018 school year.

    The MDE anticipates that USED will act on an approval decision during Spring 2015. 

  • ESEA Flexibility Request PDF icon
  • ESEA Flexibility Renewal Form PDF icon

Michigan’s Approved ESEA Flexibility Request

2012-2013 changes from the Approved ESEA Flexibility Waiver

  • The US Department of Education’s July 2012 approval of Michigan’s Flexibility Waiver of the Requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) resulted in Supplemental Educational Services (SES) tutoring services no longer being required in Michigan’s public schools, effective starting in the 2012-2013 school year. 

    Public School Choice, under Michigan’s amended Flexibility Waiver of ESEA, is no longer required for the 2013-2014 school year.

    Persons requiring historical information about Michigan’s SES and Public School Choice programs under the past federal requirements may contact:  OlsztaG@michigan.gov.