Federal Programs Director
Phone: 662-258-5921, Ext 10
Phone: 662-258-5921, Ext. 10
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
In 2015, Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. The federal education law primarily focused on historically disadvantaged students. ESSA replaced No Child Left Behind (NCLB). All ESSA requirements went into effect in the 2016-2017 school year. New accountability systems must be in place by 2017-18. See the ESSA Form for more information.