At issue in this matter is the District's use of its modified allowable growth for dropout prevention. LeMars has been using these funds to support its all-day, every day kindergarten program, but has not identified every child
The Department of Education believes that students of the District could suffer if the District is not granted a year in which to transition away from using its dropout prevention modified allowable growth funds for its all-day, every day kindergarten program. This agency also recognizes that the District maintained a good faith belief that it was using the funds appropriately. LeMars Superintendent Todd Wendt's request for a year in which to work out the transition is reasonable. The petition for waiver is granted for the 2010-2011 school year only.