Equity Plan Toolkit Training
District Equity Plan Requirement
Federal Title I, Part A Sec. 1112(b)(2) under ESSA requires all local educational agencies that receive Title I funds to develop a plan for “how the local educational agency will identify and address, as required under State plans as described in section 1111(g)(1)(B), any disparities that result in low-income students and minority students being taught at higher rates than other students by ineffective, inexperienced, or out-of-field teachers.”
This section of ESSA requires all districts that receive Title I funds to create and submit plans describing how the district will improve gaps as they relate to low-income students and students of color being taught at higher rates than other students by inexperienced, out-of-field, and ineffective teachers.
The 2017-2018 school year was the first year LEA Equity Plans will be required under ESSA.
The 'Texas Equity Toolkit' website is dedicated to supports/resources and walks districts through each section of the Equity planning process. Many helpful tools exist here. Region 10's 'Equity Training' will be anchored in these tools and the process outlined.