The federal Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, puts into place several laws pertaining to student education.
Several of these federal Title programs apply to our school district:
Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Education Agency (Title I Part A)
Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Federal funds are currently allocated through four statutory formulas that are based primarily on census poverty estimates and the cost of education in each state.
- Learn more about this program in Springfield and see a list of Springfield's Title I schools
- Learn about a parent's right to request teacher qualifications:
The goals of Title I, Part D, are to improve educational services for these students so they have the opportunity to meet challenging state academic content and achievement standards; provide them with services to successfully transition from institutionalization to further schooling or employment; to prevent youth who are at-risk from dropping out of school; and to provide dropouts and youth returning from correctional facilities with a support system to ensure their continued education.
The purpose of this part is to support programs that prevent violence in and around schools; prevent the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs; involve parents and communities; and are coordinated with related federal, state, school, and community efforts and resources to foster a safe and drug-free learning environment that supports student academic achievement.
This part provides funding and guidance to assist with programming for students without a fixed address to ensure that all students have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education.