Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is the reauthorization of the 50- year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the country’s national education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students. President Barak Obama signed the bipartisan measure into law on December 10, 2015. ESSA tasks individual states to create a plan to ensure every child is learning and on the path to college and career.  (www.isbe.net/essa)




Public School Choice:

NOTICE: Beginning School Year 2014-2015: ISBE received a waiver from NCLB choice provisions. Therefore, there will be no choice requirement for the 2014-2015 school year.

1116(b)(13), which requires LEA to permit a child who has previously transferred to remain in the choice school through the highest grade in the school, is not waived. However, the district is no longer obligated to pay for choice transportation. 

Supplemental Education Services:

*NOTICE for School Year 2014-2015: ISBE received a waiver from NCLB Supplemental Educational Services (SES) provisions. Therefore, there will be no SES requirements for the 2014-15 school year.