In a letter sent to Chief State School Officers on Monday, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced plans to issue additional non-regulatory guidance for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) by the end of the calendar year. ED recently published a number of guidance documents on ESSA implementation, including guidance on English learners, Title II teacher quality initiatives, and schoolwide programs.
While those guidance documents previously issued by ED focus more on programmatic questions, ED says upcoming guidance will turn toward addressing fiscal topics that States and districts may have questions about. Specifically, ED plans to issue guidance regarding equitable services, maintenance of effort, within-district Title IA allocations, within-State Title IA and Title IIA allocations, and transferability. ED has also said it plans to issue one more piece of programmatic guidance, this time focusing on Title IV.
ED reminds States and districts that any questions regarding ESSA implementation, including questions about this upcoming guidance, can be sent to ESSA.firstname.lastname@example.org.