To implement these steps should take you
no more than five minutes;
however, they must be taken BEFORE July 31:
There are 10 comment boxes on the FLDOE online survey. Feel free to make comments under any of the 10 comment boxes; HOWEVER, we ask that you put the following suggested recommendations under COMMENT BOXES 1 AND 6 to help achieve the three goals stated above:
Once there, complete the information boxes for your
Stakeholder Group or Other
Organization if applicable
comment box # 1 --
Title I, Part A: Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies,
copy and paste or type the following under comment box # 1
On page 9 under #3, paragraph 2: after "fine arts," please add (visual arts, music, dance, and theatre) for greater clarity and equity.
Under comment box under # 6 --
Title IV, Part A: Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants
copy and paste or type the following THREE suggested recommendations:
#1 Suggested Recommendation to Type Under Comment Box #6:
On page 45 right after the term "well-rounded" is defined in ESEA section 8101, please add right after the
definition of "well-rounded" the following statement for clarity and equity: FDOE, based on Florida Statute 1003.4995 Fine arts report, defines "arts" as visual arts, music, dance, and theatre.
#2 Suggested Recommendation to Type Under Comment Box #6:
On page 45, put an emphasis on well-rounded educational opportunities following this statement for greater focus
Conducting a needs assessment to gain input from LEAs in regard to areas in which they need assistance within the SSAE program
that includes support for well-rounded educational opportunities.
#3 Suggested Recommendation to Type Under Comment Box #6:
On page 45, under LEAs must allocate, increase the percentage from 20% to 50% to read as follows: 1. At least 50 percent of funds for activities to support well-rounded educational opportunities.
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