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    Important changes to federal funding: ESSA

    Important changes to Title I and other federal funding sources are coming as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) passed by Congress in 2015. Beginning in school year 2018-19, all Title and other federal funds can only be used to purchase “evidence-based” programs, activities, and interventions. In general, this means that programs paid for by federal funds must have evidence of their effectiveness shown in a controlled, scientific study; or have a research-based logic model and rationale with a study currently in planning or already in process. Please read more information here.

    In addition, the district will host three community ESSA sessions to ensure that City Schools' stakeholders are informed about these important changes. These information sessions will provide community partners, vendors and grassroots organizations with an explanation of why ESSA is important, practical guidance and information on ESSA requirements, and guidelines.

    You are encouraged to invite community partners who provide services in your school to attend one of these sessions. The dates and locations are as follows:

    Monday, July 23 5:30 to 7 p.m. Fort Worthington Elementary/Middle School
    Wednesday, August 1 5:30 to 7 p.m. Frederick Elementary School
    Thursday, August 9 8:30 to 10 a.m. District office (200 E. North Ave.)

    RSVP for a session here.


    Click here for other items in the July 19, 2018, Leadership Action Update.