Transition to the Every Student Success Act (ESSA)

On December 10, 2015, the President signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA), which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Under the previous version of ESEA (the No Child Left Behind Act), the education of homeless children and youth was included in Title X, Part C. Under ESSA, homeless education is included in Title IX, Part A. The McKinney-Vento portion of ESSA takes effect on October 1, 2016.

We will update this page as new resources become available.

Supt. Memo 126-17, Virginia transition to ESSA

State Plan

The McKinney-Vento EHCY Program State Plan will be submitted as part of Virginia’s Consolidated State Plan in September 2017. A draft of the plan is posted here. Your input and feedback are welcome.

U.S. Department of Education ESSA Resources:

Additional Resources:

The following documents were created by NAEHCY and are helpful in identifying the changes made to the 2001 reauthorization by ESSA: