Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Florida Department of Education Now Accepting Public Comment on Every Student Succeeds Act Draft State Plan
The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) developed the draft state plan (PDF) after reviewing and considering the feedback we received in our initial public input window last summer and over the course of the last year. At the conclusion of this comment window, we will analyze the feedback and revise the draft state plan accordingly before providing to Governor Rick Scott, as required. Finally, by September 18, the deadline set by the federal government, we will submit the state plan to the U.S. Department of Education.
The format of the plan is the U.S. Department of Education state plan template, which is organized into nine sections. We have also drafted a waiver request document (PDF) that will be submitted with the plan to USED. It provides additional context to some of the narrative in the plan.
Florida’s online survey for public comment is organized by the nine sections of the state plan. First you will enter your name, group represented, organization and county. You can select any or all of the sections and there is a comment box for each section. There is also a comment box for the waiver request document.
The nine sections of the state plan are:
- Title I, Part A: Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies
- 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, Part A: English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement
- Title IV, Part A: Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants
- Title IV, Part B: 21st Century Community Learning Centers
- Title V, Part B, Subpart 2: Rural and Low-Income School Program
- Title VII, Subpart B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act: Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program
Each section of the survey includes a link to the corresponding section of Florida’s draft state plan for your convenience. A link to the federal law on which the plan is based can be found at the end of the survey.
This public comment period will be open June 30 - July 31, 2017. Thank you for your time and thoughtful input.