Educators, parents, students and other stakeholders of North Carolina’s public schools are invited to comment on the draft North Carolina Consolidated State Plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA State Plan). While the ESSA State Plan has been available for public comment since the initial draft was posted on Sept. 29, 2016, the posting of the new draft on June 26 marks the official beginning of the public review and comment period.
As required under ESSA, the ESSA State Plan must be made available to the public for review and comment for 30 days. After the comment period ends on July 27, NCDPI must submit the draft plan to the Governor’s office for review. The Governor has 30 days to review and sign the plan prior to NCDPI submitting the ESSA State Plan to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. NCDPI will submit the ESSA State Plan to the secretary by Sept. 18. Additional information and draft plans are posted online.
Interested persons may submit their written comments via email to NCDPI Federal Policy Director Lou Fabrizio or Federal Program Monitoring and Support Division Director Donna Brown, or by U.S. mail to:
Lou Fabrizio, Ph.D.
Director of Federal Policy
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
6367 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-6300
About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 160 charter schools serving over 1.5 million students in kindergarten through high school graduation. The agency is responsible for all aspects of the state's public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education.