Family Engagement

ESSA Meetings are as follows and are held from 1-3 at Minnesota Chippewa Tribal Community Building at 1308 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404 on:

September 26, 2018

October 24, 2018

November 28th, 2018

January 23, 2019

February 21, 2019

March 27, 2019

April 24, 2019

May 29, 2019


Every Student Succeeds Act


The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is the nation’s pre-kindergarten through grade 12 education law. ESSA replaces No Child Left Behind as the latest reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. ESSA provides protections for school stability and access for children and youth in foster care, incorporating protections previously in the McKinney-Vento Act (MV). ESSA also changes the definition of homeless, excluding children who are awaiting foster care.

The Fostering Connections Act (FCA) of 2008 amended the Social Security Act to provide educational stability protections for children in foster care. FCA requires that the out-of-home placement plan (case plan) for each child include educational stability, ensuring that the child remain in the school in which they are enrolled at the time of placement (school of origin), or, if remaining in the school of origin is not in the child’s best interest, ensuring immediate enrollment in a different school.

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has prepared these frequently asked questions (FAQs) to support local educational agencies (LEAs) in understanding the protections and expectations for school stability and access for children and youth in foster care.

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