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Sullivan County BOCES/NYSED to host an Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Community Forum

March 3, 2017

On Thursday, March 9, 2017, the Sullivan BOCES Region, in collaboration with the New York State Education Department, will hold a public input meeting on the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This session will take place from 5-7 p.m. at the Sullivan BOCES Rubin Pollack Education Center, 52 Ferndale-Loomis Road, Liberty, NY. Pre-registration is required and can be made by
calling 845-295-4016.

Members of the public, parents/families of school-age children, K-12 educators, Sullivan County school board members, students, local business owners, members of the higher education community and representatives of civic organizations, are
invited to attend to provide their feedback on the State’s ESSA educational plan. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaced the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), is set to take full effect in the 2017-18 school year. New York,
along with the other U.S. states, will be submitting plans to the federal Education Department that outline the educational goals on issues they have set for their k-12 students. These goals must address: proficiency on tests, English-language
proficiency and graduation rates.

The New York State Education Department has also created an online survey to solicit feedback regarding the ESSA. Click here to view the survey.