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As Iowa works to implement the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Iowa Department of Education is committed to assisting area education agencies (AEAs), school districts (also referred to as local education agencies [LEAs]), and schools in understanding and using their federal funds appropriately. Here you will find:

  • Federal program contact information,
  • Up-to-date title-specific guidance, and
  • General ESSA resources to help in implementing and applying for federal funds.

Contacts

Title Program Consultant
Equitable Services for Nonpublic Schools Susan Selby
Title I, Section 1003 - School Improvement Stacie Stokes
Title I, Part A - Basic Programs Stacie Stokes, Emily Teeter, and Tim Glenn
Title I, Part C - Education of Migratory Children Isbelia Arzola
Title I, Part D, Subpart 1 - Neglected and Delinquent (State Education Agencies) Emily Teeter and Tim Glenn
Title I, Part D, Subpart 2 - Neglected and Delinquent (Local Education Agencies) Emily Teeter and Tim Glenn
Title II, Part A - Supporting Effective Instruction Isbelia Arzola
Title III - English Learners Pam McDonnell
Title III - Immigrant Students Pam McDonnell
Title IV, Part A - Student Support and Academic Enrichment Hannah Walsh-West
Title IV, Part B - 21st Century Community Learning Centers Vic Jaras
Title V, Part B, Subpart 2 - Rural and Low-Income School Program* Jay Pennington
McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Grants Emily Teeter
Education of Children in Foster Care  

*Title V, Part B, Subpart 1 - Small, Rural School Achievement Program contact information is intentionally omitted as funds flow directly to eligible LEAs.

General ESSA Documents and Links

Guidance and Webinars

ESSA Links

  • ESSA Support Site - Website provides resources that are aligned with the required and optional school improvement components for schools in Iowa's ESSA Plan.
  • ESSA Accountability Index: Identification for ESSA Assistance - Provides a visual of the process by which schools are identified for Comprehensive and Targeted assistance in Years 1 and 3 of ESSA. Please note the graduation rate is 67.1%, not 66%.
  • ESSA Fact Sheet - Provides an overview of Iowa’s system of school accountability and support.

Equitable Services for Nonpublic Schools

Nonpublic Consultation Agreement Content

Title I, Section 1003 - School Improvement

Title I, Part A - Basic Programs

Title I, Part C - Education of Migratory Children

Title I, Part D, Subpart 1 - Neglected and Delinquent

Title I, Part D, Subpart 2 - Neglected and Delinquent

Title II, Part A - Supporting Effective Instruction

Title III - English Learners

Title III - Immigrant Students

Title IV, Part A - Student Support and Academic Enrichment

External Resources

Title IV, Part B - 21st Century Community Learning Centers

Title V, Part B, Subpart 1 - Small, Rural School Achievement Program

  • Small, Rural School Achievement Program - Webpage provides an overview of the Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP) and its two initiatives: Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) program (Subpart 1) and Rural and Low-Income School Program (Subpart 2).
  • 202-21 Title V, Part B, Subpart 1 Allocations - These may be found on the U.S. Department of Education’s website, as funds are provided directly to eligible local education agencies (LEAs).

Title V, Part B, Subpart 2 - Rural and Low-Income School Program

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Grants

Education of Children in Foster Care

  • Education of Children in Foster Care - Webpage aims to assist state and local partners in understanding and implementing the new law and inform state and local collaboration between educational and child welfare agencies across the nation for the well-being of children in foster care.

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on June 28, 2022 at 12:56am.