Members of Albany High School's Class of 2019 during graduation.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was enacted in 2015, replacing the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2002. ESSA sets high standards and contains policies that will help prepare all students for success in college and future careers. It prioritizes excellence and equity and recognizes the importance of supporting great educators in our nation’s schools.

Parental involvement

The resources below outline expectations for parental involvement, which is a main focus of ESSA.

ESSA complaint procedures

If you have a concern related to ESSA, the following documents can be used for guidance.

Families in temporary housing

If your housing is uncertain or unstable, students have education rights and can receive supports and services under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2001, which is now a component of ESSA.

To learn more, please visit our homlessness and temporary housing page.