This session will summarize for attendees the most recent changes, updates and guidance regarding implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This session will provide an overview of the top issues affecting states and school districts and schools and provide advice as to how these agencies can comply with this every changing law. Topics will include, but are not limited to, equitable services, supplement not supplant, parent and family engagement, school improvement and more!
Tiffany Winters Kesslar as a Partner at Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC assists her clients with both fiscal and programmatic aspects of federal education programs, including the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), amending the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Ms. Kesslar also works with clients on the requirements of the Office of Management and Budget’s Uniform Grants Guidance (UGG) and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR). Ms. Kesslar regularly serves as a keynote speaker on federal education grants compliance. Ms. Kesslar has developed and conducted trainings, webinars, and audio conferences on federal grants management and the fiscal and programmatic requirements of various federal programs. Ms. Kesslar also conducts mock monitoring and internal control reviews of State agencies, local educational agencies, institutions of higher education and nonprofits for fiscal and programmatic compliance with federal administrative requirements. Additionally, Ms. Kesslar serves on the Board of Directors for the National Grants Management Association.