ESSA Update: State Plan Public Comment and Regional Meetings Tour

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State plan draft to be posted online next week

After a year and a half of stakeholder engagement and work by staff at the Minnesota Department of Education and partners, the ESSA state plan draft will be posted online on Tuesday, August 1, which will begin a month-long public comment period. Please check the ESSA page of the MDE website next week, where you will have the opportunity to review the state plan and find information on how to provide comment via a survey, email or letter. Additionally, Commissioner Cassellius is hitting the road in August to share the plan with the public, answer questions and take comments from stakeholders around the state. See information below on the regional ESSA meetings.

Join us! Commissioner Cassellius will visit six Minnesota cities on ESSA public comment tour

As part of the public comment period, Commissioner Cassellius will hold meetings throughout the state to share the plan, answer questions and take comments from the public. Register to join us at the regional meeting nearest you:

All meetings will be from 6 - 7:30 p.m.

  • St. Paul: Tuesday, August 15
    Wilder Foundation Auditorium
    451 Lexington Parkway North, St. Paul
  • Rochester: Wednesday, August 16
    John Marshall High School Auditorium
    1510 14th Street Northwest, Rochester
  • Mankato: Thursday, August 17
    West High School Auditorium
    1351 South Riverfront Drive, Mankato
  • Moorhead: Monday, August 21
    Moorhead High School Auditorium
    2300 4th Avenue South, Moorhead
  • Sartell: Tuesday, August 22
    Resource Training and Education, First Level Training Rooms
    137 23rd Street South, Sartell
  • Duluth: Wednesday, August 23
    Denfeld High School Cafeteria
    401 North 44th Avenue West, Duluth

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