U.S. Dept. of Ed Gives States an Extra Year to Comply with New ESSA Requirement

U.S. Dept. of Ed Gives States an Extra Year to Comply with New ESSA Requirement

June 29, 2017

The U.S. Department of Education is giving states and districts an extra year to comply with new financial transparency requirements within ESSA to show the amount of money spent per student. But as Education Week’s Alyson Klein reports, many civil rights groups that praised the requirement when it was included in ESSA are not happy about the delay. Liz King, director of education policy at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, said, “If we keep waiting until states and districts have the capacity before we require them to acquire that capacity, we will be waiting forever.” However, an additional Education Week report shows states are having a difficult time figuring out the per-pupil spending and the reprieve may be just what is needed for them to figure it out.