Title I/Federal Programs

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Every Student Succeeds Act

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires school districts to provide notices to parents, the public, and others. For more information on complying with ESSA, several provisions are summarized in this resource published by the U.S. Department of Education

Notice required by school districts who receive Title I funds

ESSA requires that school districts engage families and parents in ensuring positive outcomes for all students. School districts that receive Title I funds must have a written family and parent engagement policy with expectations and objectives for implementing meaningful family and parent involvement strategies. They are required to involve family members and parents in developing district plans and to provide technical assistance to schools on planning and implementing effective family and parent involvement activities.

Additionally, ESSA requires all school districts that receive Title I funds to implement an effective means of outreach to parents of English learners and hold regular meetings for those parents. For more information, see the Department’s Policy Statement on Family Engagement and ESSA Assessments under Title I