South Dakota’s ESSA Accountability Work Group has held what should be its final face-to-face meeting. This group’s ideas, along with those of the School Improvement and ELL Work Groups will serve as a starting point for proposals on which the Department of Education will seek broad input from across the state.
More information about the ESSA work groups is available on the Department of Education website. ESSA and the state plan will continue to be an ongoing topic of conversation. Anyone interested in ESSA implementation efforts is invited to sign up for the ESSA listserv for updates and alerts. To sign up, visit the listserv webpage and follow the link to “Subscribe or Unsubscribe.”
Note: The state’s official response to proposed federal regulations regarding Title I supplement not supplant rules has been submitted. The South Dakota Department of Education had a number of concerns regarding these proposed rules, many of which we believe would have significant implications at the district level.