Title III

The focus of Title III, a component of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), is to help school districts and charter schools ensure that English learners (ELs) and immigrant students attain English proficiency and meet state academic standards.

Intent to Form a Consortium

Under Section 3114(b) of the Elementary and Secondary Act 1965 as amended by Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a state educational agency (SEA) shall not award a Title III subgrant to a local educational agency (LEA) if the amount is less than $10,000. Local educational agencies that do not meet the $10,000 threshold may form a consortium to qualify for these funds. LEAs that are interested in forming a consortium must agree and commit to the consortium for three years. The LEAs must designate a member of the group to serve as the fiscal agent. The fiscal agent is responsible for submitting the Title III Notice of Intent to Form a Consortium by April 1, 2021. For additional information, review the Title III Consortium Guidelines or email the Minnesota Department Of Education.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) 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 LEAs and students as needed. Translations for the entire ESSA collection are provided in Spanish, Arabic, Hmong, Russian, Somali, Vietnamese and Karen translations.
All Minnesota districts and charter schools can utilize the TransACT website with free access. Individuals within the district can activate their free account at TransACT.com. Choose either Log In/Register in the upper, right corner, or New User? Register for Access!

Important Title III information can be accessed from the list below: