DPI Releases Draft of Wisconsin ESSA Plan

Capture of ESSA PlanThe Department of Public Instruction (DPI) today (April 28) released a draft for public review of Wisconsin’s Consolidated Plan under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The plan describes how the state will implement ESSA and will undergo a public comment period through June 30.

To assist the public and lawmakers to understand the plan, a joint informational hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 3 at 10:30 a.m. in room 412 East, State Capitol.  At this meeting the DPI will provide a briefing on the draft Wisconsin ESSA State implementation plan. Testimony will be provided by invited speakers only.   (View notice.)

The DPI is working to finalize locations and times for in-person listening and feedback sessions throughout the state during the month of June and has provided a “Google Form for Public Comment  that will be open from today (April 28) through June 30, 2017.

After the general public comment period ends on June 30, the DPI plans to meet with the Senate and Assembly Education Committees for a review in July

The state must submit its final consolidated state plan to the U.S. Department of Education for approval by September 18.  Prior to that submission, a 30-day review period by the governor’s office is required under ESSA.

Read more: Draft of Wisconsin’s ESSA plan (pdf- 103 pages); State Superintendent Evers’ Press Statement