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​ESSA Feedback Sessions Rescheduled for Dougherty and Savannah-Chatham Counties

State leaders seek feedback on Every Student Succeeds Act plan

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One-page overview of ESSA topics


October 19, 2016 – The Georgia Department of Education announced make-up dates for feedback sessions on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in Dougherty and Savannah-Chatham Counties. Both meetings had to be canceled due to inclement weather from Hurricane Matthew.


Meeting Details

Each ESSA feedback session will include a welcome from Superintendent Woods and an introduction to the Every Student Succeeds Act. Participants will then choose specific topics to discuss in working groups. The public will also be informed of next steps and additional opportunities to provide feedback. Before attending the meeting, we encourage you to review this one-page overview of ESSA topics. For those unable to attend an in-person meeting, a survey opportunity will soon be announced and posted at Feedback can also be emailed to   


November 1: Dougherty County, Dougherty Comprehensive High School, 1800 Pearce Avenue, Albany, GA 31705

November 3: Savannah-Chatham CountyHesse K8 School, 9116 Whitfield Avenue, Savannah, GA 31406​​​​


Learn more about the Every Student Succeeds Act and the development of Georgia’s state plan at View a one-page overview here.


View the original press release with additional details here.