ESSA: Program Support

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The Federal ESSA programs have guidelines and expectations that all LEAs must fulfill as a requirement when applying and accepting the grant funds. Each program has a focus that we can help you with. For more information on ESSA programs, visit the Texas Education Agency's Federal Program Compliance Page.

ESSA Related

Unsafe School Choice Option (USCO)

Unsafe School Choice Option (USCO) - Identification of Persistently Dangerous Schools requires each state receiving funds under ESSA to establish and implement a statewide policy requiring that a student attending a persistently dangerous public elementary or secondary school, as determined by the state in consultation with a representative sample of local educational agencies (LEAs) be allowed to attend a safe public elementary or secondary school within the LEA, including a public charter school.

Private Nonprofit Equitable Services

Private Nonprofit Equitable (PNP) Services Reservations are focused on reserving funds by LEAs for equitable services to eligible students at participating private nonprofit schools. School districts are required to consult with PNPs prior to deducting administration costs from the equitable services amount.

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