Montana Won't Seek Waiver from Federal Education Rules

Judy Hartnett's picture
Thursday, December 8, 2011

The state of Montana is not going to seek a waiver from parts of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

Superintendent Denise Juneau has announced the Office of Public Instruction will not be seeking a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education from certain requirements of No Child Left Behind under the ESEA Flexibility Plan in exchange for other reforms.

"I need to make sure any policy change or reform efforts that Montana engages in make sense for our kids and our schools," Juneau stated in a news release.

"After careful consideration of the impacts on Montana schools and the financial resources that would be necessary to meet the 'all or nothing' requirements of the waiver, it is clear the strings attached to this option do not make sense for our state," Juneau added.."