ESSA FlyerShare your thoughts with us! Rockland BOCES invites the public to participate in the second regional community forum on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Monday, March 13
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Rockland BOCES Conference Center
Building 10
65 Parrott Road
West Nyack, New York 10994

New York State is seeking input from stakeholders on its plan for ESSA, which was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015 as a bipartisan effort. The new law builds on key areas of No Child Left Behind that more clearly focus on the goal of fully preparing all students for success in college and careers. Feedback from the forum will be used by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and the Board of Regents in developing a draft plan to comply with requirements set forth by the United States Department of Education (USDE) regarding ESSA.

The event is free.  To register in advance, click here or contact Stacy Muthig at (845) 627-4774.

Additional background:

To meet the requirements of ESSA, New York will be required to submit a new state plan to USDE for the use of a wide array of Federal grant programs, including Title I, Part A (Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies); Title I, Part B (State Assessment Grants); Title I, Part C (Education of Migratory Children); Title I Part D (Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth who are Neglected, Delinquent or At-Risk); Title II, Part A (Supporting Effective Instruction); Title III (Supporting Language Instruction for English Learners and Immigrant Students); Title IV, Part A (Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants); Title V, Part B (Rural Education Initiative); and Title VI (Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native Education).

In October 2016, representatives of the eight component school districts of Rockland BOCES participated in the first the ESSA Regional State Plan Development Meeting, where they provided feedback on concepts under consideration by NYSED.

The second forum seeks to engage a wider range of stakeholders to help further inform the development of the state plan.

More information on ESSA can be found on the NYSED and USDE websites.