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.

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 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.
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!

ESEA Title Program Update

Updates are sent to Federal Title Program Coordinators on a regular basis. To register for the ESEA Title Program Update, send a request including your email address to mde.esea@state.mn.us .
  • Budget Calculation Worksheets for Title I, II and III for School Yr 17-18 - 2/20/18
    Before a district enters budget information in SERVS, the district should use the Budget Calculation Worksheet for Title I, Title II and Title III. By using the budget worksheet first, the district will ensure that the equitable share for the nonpublic is calculated correctly.
  • Budget Guide for Title I, II and III - 8/9/17
    This guide will assist district staff in completing their Title I, II, and III public and nonpublic school budgets in SERVS.
  • SERVS Application Technical Guide - Getting Started - 7/27/17
    Getting started assists district staff working in Title programs to gain access to SERVS and perform tasks that are common to all of the SERVS applications.
  • Area Director List for Districts and Charter Schools FY 17-18 - 6/26/17
    Contact list for districts to call with questions regarding the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) application process.
  •  - 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.
  • Title I Parental Involvement Requirements Overview - 7/14/16
    This document outlines the requirements for engaging families in their child's education and procedures districts and schools have to follow when they receive Title I funds.