Every Student Succeeds 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.

Supt. Memo 126-17, Virginia transition to ESSA

State Plan

Virginia’s Consolidated State Plan was approved in April 2018. See pages 67 to 79 for the homeless education section. 

U.S. Department of Education ESSA Resources:

Additional Resources: