IL House Education Committee Holds ESSA Hearing

IL House Education Committee Holds ESSA Hearing

June 17, 2016

House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee held a hearing on ESSA Friday morning. Board of Education and members of the teachers union spoke about changes that need to be made in the state’s education system and the plans being used to transition to the new policies. According to Jason Helfer with the State Board, “In the case of ESSA, both the district and state have a say in what those services should be. So that gives more local flexibility to be able to meet the needs of our districts in a way that’s more relevant and appropriate for their specific needs.”