The Indiana Department of Education has submitted its request for a new waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind requirements.
At stake is control over a portion of the more than $200 million Indiana receives in federal “Title I” money each year that is used for schools with low-income populations.
Federal officials told Indiana Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz in April that problems with the state’s monitoring of low-performing schools had placed the state’s waiver in jeopardy.
The decision came shortly after Indiana became the first state to exit the national Common Core education standards.
Ritz staff members say they have been promised a response by the end of July.