Any Local Educational Agency (LEA) receiving funds under more than one ESSA program, must complete a consolidated LEA plan before the LEA may receive a subgrant. LEAs will complete their plans in WISEgrants.
Approved ESSA LEA Plans are available upon request. Contact your LEA or complete the Open Records Request Form to request an approved plan.
The ESSA LEA Plan Road Map and Review Criteria defines where the questions in LEA Plan Draft Template are located in WISEgrants. Some questions will appear in the ESSA LEA Plan section of WISEgrants and other questions will appear in a specific grant application. It is important to note that some questions are required, some are optional, and some may not be applicable to your LEA.
Required Consultation with Stakeholders Regarding ESSA LEA Plans
LEAs must provide opportunity to for stakeholders to meaningfully and substantively contribute to their ESSA LEA plans. Consultation must occur prior to submitting a plan or application. LEAs must consult with:
- Other school leaders
- Specialized instructional support personnel
- If the LEA Plan is not satisfactory to the parents, the LEA shall include parent comments with the submission of the LEA Plan.
- American Indian Nations
Charter school leaders (in LEAs with charter schools)
Meaningful Local Engagement Under ESSA: A Handbook for LEA and School Leaders
Frequently Asked Questions
US Department of Education Frequently Asked Questions: LEA and American Indian Nation Consultation