As of 6/7/2016, all documents have been updated for the 2016-2017 school year
Although the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was reauthorized in December 2015 as the new federal law called Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), local educational agencies will continue to operate in the 2016-2017 school year under the plans, procedures, and requirements that were in place for the 2015-2016 school year. States will continue to implement Title I, Part A in accordance with ESEA, formerly known as No Child Left Behind, until the 2017-2018 school year when ESSA begins.
This year, in the Systemic Family Engagement Guide (The Handbook), we have provided a comparison of ESEA and ESSA, showing the changes that must be fully implemented in the 2017-2018 school year. You will find this comparison in Section 2 .
Hardcopies of the 2016-2017 Family Engagement Handbook are now available for order through a state agency, Georgia Correctional Industries (GCI). Contact Jerry Dunson at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the following information to receive a quote:
Subject: 2016-2017 Family Engagement Handbook
Include your name, billing address, shipping address, phone number, and desired quantity.
Individual copies are available.
Guidance and Template Documents
FY17 Title I, Part A Parental Involvement Handbook
LEA Parental Involvement Policy
School Parental Involvement Policy
Annual Title I Parent Meeting
Annual Evaluation of Title I, Part A Parental Involvement
Parent Notification Letter Templates
Beginning in 2016-2017, the requirement of mailing Priority and Focus School designation letters, as well as the Flexible Learning Program services explanation, is one among several options. For details, click here.
ESEA Flexibility Waiver School Designation Status
ESEA Flexibility Waiver Flexible Lear ning Program (FLP)
Highy Qualified Teachers
All Title I schools must provide notification to all parents regarding their right to request teacher and paraprofessional qualifications. This parent right-to-know notification must be shared at the start of the school year. For a sample parent notification template, visit the Title II, Part A Resources webpage
Intradistrict Transfer Option for ESEA Requirements