This handbook is intended to support and provide helpful guidance to local education agencies (LEAs)—including school districts, county offices of education, regional education offices, and charter schools—and school leaders as they engage with stakeholders to think about how ESSA can be best leveraged locally. This guide can also help state education leaders to support local leaders in their transition to the new federal law.
-State education leaders can use this tool as they transition from plan development to implementation and continuous improvement to focus on engagement with, and support for, district and school leaders.
-School and district leaders can use this handbook as a source of strategies to employ as they build their comprehensive stakeholder engagement strategy.
-Advocates can use this to engage with their local political and education leaders