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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

ESSA Title Program Consultant
Equitable Services for Nonpublic Schools Rachel Bosovich
Title I, Section 1003 – School Improvement Stacie Stokes
Title I, Part A – Basic Programs Veronica Andersen
Title I, Part A – Basic Programs Tim Glenn
Title I, Part A – Basic Programs Jillian Dotson
Title I, Part C (Title IC) – Education of Migratory Children Isbelia Arzola
Title I, Part D, Subpart 1 (Title ID1) – Neglected and Delinquent State Agency Programs Elisa Koler
Title I, Part D, Subpart 2 (Title ID2) – Neglected and Delinquent Local Agency Programs Elisa Koler
Title II, Part A (Title IIA) – Supporting Effective Instruction Isbelia Arzola
Title III, Part A  (Title IIIA) – English Learners Terri Schuster
Title III, Part A (Title IIIA) – Immigrant Students Terri Schuster
Title IV, Part A (Title IVA) – Student Support and Academic Enrichment Hannah Walsh-West
Title IV, Part B (Title IVB) – 21st Century Community Learning Centers Vic Jaras
Title IV, Part B (Title IVB) – 21st Century Community Learning Centers Veronica Andersen
Title V, Part B, Subpart 2 (Title VB2) – Rural and Low-Income Schools Program* Jay Pennington
McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Subgrants Emily Teeter
Education of Children in Foster Care Elisa Koler

*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 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 how schools are identified for Comprehensive and Targeted assistance in Years 1 and 3 of ESSA. Please note that the graduation rate is 67.1%, not 66%.
  • ESSA Fact Sheet - Provides an overview of Iowa’s school accountability and support system.

Equitable Services for Nonpublic Schools

District 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, Part A – English Learners

Title III, Part A – 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).
  • Title VB1 Allocations may be found on the U.S. Department of Education’s website, as funds are provided directly to eligible LEAs.

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

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education

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.