ESSA Transition Timetable and FAQ: A Local School Board Primer

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Federal Advocacy Resources

This document contains a brief, tailored overview of The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) — the 114th Congress’s effort to update the antiquated NCLB — for school board members with key information (e.g., effective date of existing waiver terminations) about how Congress has overhauled the law in favor of restoring local governance and community leadership in public education. Please note that this document is not intended to be comprehensive; rather, this summary and analysis of selected provisions seeks to provide local school boards with a basic command of the new law’s impact on public education going forward.

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