Local Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Consolidated Strategic Plan

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) reauthorized in 2015, establishes a long-term, stable federal policy that provides additional flexibility and encourages states, local education agencies (LEAs), and schools to innovate while maintaining accountability for results. The ESSA, in conjunction with the Bridge to Excellence in Public Schools Act, and in accordance with the Annotated Code of Maryland §5-401 and §7-203.3, requires LEAs to develop and submit an annual Local ESSA Consolidated Strategic Plan to the Department for review. Historically, each LEA was required to submit its consolidated plan to the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) by October 15th each year. As part of the process, LEAs must also verify that they have submitted all title program applications. This includes the following:

Title I, Part C:  Education of Migratory Children
Title I, Part D:  Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk
Title V, Part B, Subpart 2:  Rural and Low-Income School Program 
TitleVII, Subpart B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act: Education forHomeless Children and Youth Program (McKinney-Vento Act)
State Fine Arts Grant

Purpose: The purpose of the consolidated State plan is to provide families and stakeholders with quality, transparent information about how the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the ESSA, will be implemented in Maryland.

Submission Instructions: Consolidated Plans must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. December 15, 2022,
via email to LocalESSAConsolidated.msde@maryland.gov

Primary Contact:
Justin Dayhoff
Assistant State Superintendent, Financial Planning, Operations, and Strategy

Customer Support Sessions: 

When will the application be open?

Friday, September 2, 2022 

Application Submission Date:

December 15, 2022 by 5 p.m. EST

Consolidated Strategic Plan Guide
Consolidated Strategic Plan Template