Using Remaining Funds Prior to the New Budget Year to Start School Year 2017-18 Off Strong

     

In just one month the 2016-17 school year will end, and districts will begin to grapple with implementing changes required by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) beginning July 1st, 2017. As the end of the budget year approaches, now is the time to leverage remaining allocated funds to address ESSA requirements for the upcoming 17-18 school year. 

ESSA has replaced the decade long No Child Left Behind , and a federal mandate of implementation for all public schools across the nation starts July 1st of this year.

ESSA will:

  • Increase funding in multiple areas
  • Give back accountability to local control (i.e. schools, parent groups, and communities)
  • Increase requirements for parent involvement activities among schools

Specifically, changes to Parent and Family Engagement requirements under ESSA will force over 100 required notifications to be created or amended. Once finalized, all notifications are required by civil rights laws to be translated into a language that Limited English Proficiency families can understand. This transition represents an enormous cost in time and money to districts. One subscription to the TransACT Parent Notices ESSA collection allows an entire district save thousands of dollars in legal and translation costs by providing district-wide access to expertly written parent notifications in multiple languages.

Start the 2017-18 school year off with the cost-effective resource that over 6,000 districts use to:

  • Engage parents of all learners in a clear and compliant way
  • Communicate districtwide information through notices and forms in a language parents understand
  • Ensure all district administrators know what documents are required to be distributed under ESSA and when
  • Provide evidence of implementation in the event of a monitoring visit

Until July 1st, districts that mention this blog post are eligible to receive 10% off the purchase of a parent notices subscription (restrictions apply and offer is not valid for pre-existing quotes).  Contact us for a quote now.

TransACT has partnered with local and state education agencies to provide compliant parent notifications since 1993. Since then, we have worked with thousands of districts and multiple states through the transition to No Child Left Behind. Read a brief case study to learn how districts and states use our software to stay compliant with ESEA and reduce costs.

About The Author

Tina has a B.A. in Education from CSULB and a Masters in Education Policy and Management from Harvard. Prior to TransACT, she worked on education policy initiatives such as the reauthorization of NCLB, Early Implementation of Common Core State Standards, and a city-wide universal Pre-k initiative for Mayor Michael B. Coleman, but her heart has always been with her first job, as a school teacher.