ESSA input meetings to be held at locations in Cedar Falls, Clear Lake and Marshalltown

Iowa Department of Education leaders will hold a public input meeting at Area Education Agency 267 (AEA 267) in Cedar Falls, Marshalltown and Clear Lake on Wednesday, November 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. to gather input as part of state planning to meet the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). 

ESSA, which replaces the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and will be fully implemented starting in the 2017-18 school year, provides a more reasonable balance between the role of states and the federal government in accountability for the success of all children. Under the reauthorized law, the federal government sets expectations, and states determine how schools will reach them.

Nine public input meetings are scheduled across Iowa this fall. Each meeting will open with an overview of ESSA and the Department’s goals for developing a state plan. 

Participants at the Clear Lake and Marshalltown sites will participate remotely using video conferencing. Meeting details are as follows:


 Meeting location:

Area Education Agency 267
Conference Center, Rooms B & C
3712 Cedar Heights Drive
Cedar Falls, Iowa

Satellite sites:

Area Education Agency 267
Room A
9184 265th Street (Mason City Airport Grounds)
Clear Lake, Iowa

Area Education Agency 267
Room G
909 South 12th Street
Marshalltown, Iowa

For more information on Iowa’s plans to meet the Every Student Succeeds Act, visit

Iowans also can submit questions and feedback by sending an email to

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