Alabama Submits ESSA Plan

Alabama Submits ESSA Plan

October 12, 2017

The Alabama State School Board has approved the state’s ESSA plan, but stated “changes will be needed in the future.” Parents and advocates of special need students have raised concern over the plan, because it “allows any sub-group (such as special needs) with less than 20 kids in a school, to not count in the evaluation process.” Interim Superintendent Dr. Ed Richardson said “he hopes to set up future meetings to help come up with a few priorities for the concerned parents, which could then be brought to the school board,” and “create a framework to make sure those concerned with issues like special education can get their voices heard.”