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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Financial Transparency

Building-level financial transparency under ESSA will help those interested in education learn more about the equity and effectiveness of our federal, state, and local educational resources. It is critical that Local Education Agencies maximize every dollar to provide the best opportunities and improve outcomes for our students. Fiscal transparency reports outline how much each school is spending per student and the source of the funds. These fiscal transparency reports inform conversations within districts about whether equitable resources are being provided at the school level. At the state level, these reports will help inform future Board of Regents policymaking decisions.

ESSA Financial Transparency Guidance

State Resources

USDE Guidance

Opportunities and Responsibilities for State and Local Report Cards Under ESSA