Tribal Consultation Notifications Added to ESSA ParentNotices Collection


TransACT is adding three notifications to the ESSA ParentNotices Collection to help districts document the requirements found in ESSA, Section 8538, “Consultation with Indian Tribes and Tribal Organizations.”

This section of the law requires that districts engage in meaningful consultation on issues affecting American Indian and Alaska Native students with tribes located in the area served by the district. This consultation must happen before the district submits an application for a grant under any ESSA program, and Section 8538 highlights applications for ESSA Title VI, “Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native Education” grants. Consultation must allow the tribes or tribal organizations to meaningfully and substantively contribute to the district’s grant application.

These three notifications are similar to the ESSA Collection notices for Private School Consultation and bring the number of notices available to 110. Since these notifications are not sent to parents, they are only provided in English; however, we ask customers to contact us if they need these documents in a language other than English to discuss translation needs.


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Dr. David Holbrook is a nationally recognized leader in federal programs administration and monitoring with expertise in Title I, Title III, Native American Education, and Federal Programs. Dr. Holbrook has also worked as a consultant with Title III of the US Department of Education and now serves as Executive Director, Federal Compliance and State Relationships with TransACT Communications.