Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)/Federal Title Programs

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently authorized as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, is federal legislation that promotes student achievement through school and district reform. ESSA requires each state to develop and implement a system for holding all districts and schools accountable for the education of students.

Spring Title Programs Training
Improving Student Achievement with Effective Title Programs

This workshop will focus on building strong Title I, II, III and IV programs to increase student achievement.

  • Recommended team attendees: Principals, Title program coordinators, Title I teachers or interventionists, classroom or other teachers or members of your leadership team.
  • While business managers are welcome to attend, minimal Title application preparation and SERVS information will be included in this training.
  • Separate Title application preparation and SERVS information webinars will be provided at a later date.

Focusing on the steps required for continuous improvement, this interactive training will lead to greater student achievement through strong program development. Using the five-step process, a pre-K through 12th grade continuous improvement process, participants will strengthen their leadership team and current programming. Participants will also be introduced to best practice strategies and setting priorities. By the end of the day, initial planning for the 2019-20 school year and beyond will have taken place.

Learn how the Plan Do Study Act (PDSA) cycle will enhance student achievement through the alignment of your Title I, II, III and IV programs.

This workshop will include resources, tools, and practical application, as well as team time to begin using the five-step process.

2019 Title Programs Spring Training Dates

If you prefer not to register using our online form, please contact Rosie Dehli (651-582-8695), or Renee Ringold (651-582-8363), and we would be happy to sign you up.

Federal ESEA Program Application

Allocations for the 2018-19 school year are available in SERVS Financial. Districts and charter schools must accept funds and initiate applications for FIN 401 – Title I, FIN 406 –Title I Part D, FIN 414 – Title II, and FIN 417 – Title III by June 30, 2018. The guides below provide information to complete the required process. Contact your Area Director if you have questions.

ESEA Federal Program Electronic Update

Subscribe to our ESEA Federal Program Update. These updates provide timely information regarding administration of federal programs authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

ESEA Parent Notification

Required ESSA parent notifications and other translated communication are located on TransACT.com. This website provides Minnesota schools and districts with access to required parent notification letters in English and multiple other languages. Schools and districts are required to ensure that all communication with parents is in a language and format accessible to them. For languages not provided here, the English version may be translated as needed. These documents can be customized for individual local educational agencies (LEAs) and students as needed. Translations for the entire ESSA collection are provided in Spanish, Arabic, Hmong, Russian, Somali, Vietnamese and Karen translations.
  • Area Director List for Districts and Charter Schools FY18-19 - 10/24/18
    Contact list for districts to call with questions regarding the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) application process.
  •  - 6/6/18
  •  - 3/13/17
    This document outlines the process to follow if an organization or individual has reason to believe that the state or district is not correctly administering an Elementary and Secondary Education Act Program.
  •  - 2/1/17
    This document contains definitions and eligibility considerations concerning federal Title funds for certain charter schools in their first year of operation or charter schools experiencing significant expansion of enrollment.