Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

ESSA maintains the transparency and accountability provisions for all students and student subgroups established in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). The law requires states to ehlp ensure all students have access to excellent teachers and positive, safe learning environments with necessary supports to prepare them for success in college, a career and life.

Every Student Suceeds Act (ESSA) Con't

The primary source of federal aid for elementary and secondary education is the ELementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) - particulary its Title I-A program. Title I-A authorized federal aid for the education of disadvantaged students. The ESEA was initially enacted in 1965 (P.L. 89-10), and was most recently comprehensively amended and reauthroized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA; P.L 114-95).

ESEA District Federal Programs Coordinator

To learn more about ESEA in Lewiston, contact:

Jennifer Darigan

ESEA District Federal Programs Coordinator

(207) 795-4100 x4103


ESEA FY22 Application Public Comment Requirement

Lewiston Public Schools accepts funding through the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) of 1965. As part of ESEA, Lewiston Public Schools is required to provide reasonable opportunity for public comment on the consolidated application and consider such comment prior to the submission of the application. We will be accepting public comment on the ESEA application through July 30, 2021. The FY21 application and goals will be presented at the July 26th school board meeting and you can find a summary of the work HERE. Click HERE to share your thoughts about the application’s goals and priorities.