ESSA Getting Tricky With Financial-Transparency Provision

ESSA Getting Tricky With Financial-Transparency Provision

February 27, 2018

Education Week’s Daarel Burnette II reports that a “tricky financial-transparency requirement” in ESSA has “cranked up tensions among state politicians, school district administrators, and civil rights activists over public understanding of how districts divvy up their money among schools.” ESSA “requires districts to break out school-level spending by December 2019—a first-time federal requirement” that is set at “a level of detail unknown even to most district superintendents.”