Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law on December 10, 2015. West Feliciana Parish School System has aligned federal and state initiatives to support higher student achievement, stronger public schools, a better-prepared teacher workforce and the preparation of all students for success in college and careers.
Purpose: To ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency on state academic achievement standards and assessments. (School receiving Title I school-wide funding: Bains Lower Elementary, Bains Elementary)
Purpose: To have schools help parents to help their children by offering capacity-building activities through direct parental involvement in the educational process, such as homework monitoring, enhanced communication between teachers and parents (progress reports, report cards, state assessment reports, newsletters, fliers, etc.), home-visits, school-parent compacts, parental involvement policy, parents’ right to know, school choice, school improvement, and other mechanisms. (If you would like more information on how to be involved in your child’s education, please contact their school and/or the Director of Student Services, Jovanka Chatman, at 225-635-3891)
Purpose: The purpose of the Education for Homeless Children and Youth grant is to ensure that all homeless children and youth have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education as any non-homeless child or youth. (To complete a student residency questionnaire or to obtain more information, please contact Ricky Chatman, Homeless Liaison, at 225-635-3891)
Purpose: To ensure that children in foster care experience minimal educational disruption as the result of foster care placement and receive the same opportunities as their peers to develop the skills necessary to be successful in school and life. (To obtain more information, please contact Ricky Chatman, Foster Care Liaison, at 225-635-3891)
Purpose: To identify and provide support for English learners to attain English language proficiency and meet the same academic standards as other students. (For more information visit: https://www.louisianabelieves.com/resources/library/english-learners)
Purpose: To increase student academic achievement by elevating teacher and principal quality through recruitment, hiring, and retention strategies and to hold school districts and schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement.
Purpose: To provide all students with access to a well-rounded education, improve school conditions for student learning, and improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.
Documents and Forms:
Title I Brochure
Complaint Policy (Title I)
District Parental Engagement Policy/Plan
BLE Family Engagement Policy
BLE Family Compact
Bains Family Engagement Policy
Bains Family Compact
Family Engagement/Title I Parent Meeting
Parent Notification Letter: “Parent Right To Know”
Parents’ Bill of Right
Parental Engagement Suggestion Form
Family Support Toolbox