ESSA includes a new provision championed by Chiefs for Change that will provide states with resources to support DSS and address the access gaps that exist in far too many of our highest need schools. This is possible through a 3% discretionary state reserve of Title I funding. If all states take advantage of this new provision, over $425 million annually would be available to involve families in choosing personalized, outcomes-driven education services for their children. Our policy paper lays out how to understand and act on what’s now possible.
States highlighted have funds greater than or equal to the average amount of funding for states, which is $8.5 million.