President Obama just signed into law the bipartisan, bicameral bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (S.1177). NSBA was represented at the bill signing. President Obama acknowledged the future work ahead, stating, “laws are only as good as the implementation” noting the importance of future engagement with schools, elected leaders, school leaders, community leaders, etc.
The law reaffirms the importance of local governance, protects federal investments for Title I for disadvantaged students, and prevents the diversion of public tax dollars for private use. S. 1177 passed the Senate on Wednesday, December 9 by a vote of 85 yeas to 12 nays and the House on Wednesday December 2 by an overwhelming majority.
Every member of Wisconsin’s Congressional delegation voted in favor of the legislation.
WASB will be doing a series of posts on what is included in this legislation and what it will mean for school boards in Wisconsin.