Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 is the current iteration of the ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act), the federal government’s primary mechanism for holding public schools accountable, closing achievement gaps, and supporting schools in improvement efforts. Each year the Maine DOE issues a report card for each district. ESEA Report Cards may be found near the bottom of this page.

Title IA ensures that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on Maine’s Learning Results/Common Core State Standards.

RSU73 uses these dollars to fund literacy and math intervention teachers and several educational technicians in Grades K-8 offering targeted instruction to qualifying students.

Money is also used to support professional development as well as to purchase materials, books, hardware, and software to support the learning needs of individual students. Title IA funds are also used to operate summer school for Grades K-8 students, as well as teacher-referred students, in need of continued support.

RSU 73 is seeking parents and community members to be members of a Parent Advisory Committee to meet annually to review the Title IA policy and to seek input about training and/or information needed to help extend and reinforce your child’s learning and achievement. This committee also reviews the Parent/School/Community Compacts. If you would like to join, please call Amanda Hersey, the Curriculum Coordinator at (207) 897-6722.

Title IIA “Improving Teacher Quality,” helps to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping school districts ensure that all teachers are highly qualified to teach.

If you would like to give feedback on either of these grants, we have created a Google survey for you to access below…

ESEA Public Comments for Application

ESEA Public Survey



ESEA Report Cards

2017-2018 ESEA Report Cards for RSU 73:

ESEA Report Cards detail how Maine districts and schools are meeting the requirements of the federal ESEA legislation.

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