ESSA public input meeting to be held January 19 at AEA 267

Iowa Department of Education leaders have scheduled January statewide meetings to share Iowa’s state draft plan for meeting requirements of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The statewide public meetings will then run from Jan. 9-19, with Department leaders presenting information about the plan, fielding questions and taking input.

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. State plans must address academic standards, assessments, school and district accountability, and support for struggling schools. The Department has sought input on the development of Iowa’s ESSA draft plan this fall through a state advisory committee, statewide public input meetings, and focus groups.

The public meeting will be held at AEA 267 in Marshalltown on January 19 with participants at the Cedar Falls and Clear Lake sites participating remotely using video conferencing. Meeting details are as follows:


 Meeting location:

Area Education Agency 267
Conference Rooms A, B, & C
909 South 12th Street
Marshalltown, Iowa

Satellite sites:

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

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

For more information on Iowa’s plans to meet the Every Student Succeeds Act, visit the Iowa Department of Education’s websiteIowans also can submit questions and feedback by sending an email to

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