The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires each State Education Agency (SEA) to be the key decisionmaker in the development and implementation of its ESSA Consolidated State Plan. SEAs must also conduct extensive outreach and engagement efforts to inform the development of state plans.
To assist Texas Education Agency (TEA) staff to build capacity for these efforts, the Texas Comprehensive Center (TXCC) helped plan and coordinate stakeholder engagement meetings and develop and analyze surveys for public input. TXCC also provided additional supports and technical expertise for state plan development in response to technical requests by the agency. As part of this effort, the Texas Council on Family-School Engagement provided recommendations and input to TEA to help inform the agency’s meaningful engagement of family, school, and community stakeholders.