Dear Parent and/or Guardian:
In line with federal legislation, Wyoming is transitioning from the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). With this change, Wyoming is moving away from AYP requirements of Supplemental Education Services (SES), public school choice, and AYP notifications to parents.
Instead, parents and guardians will notice alternative supports for students eligible for SES and for schools with the greatest need. Washakie County School District No. 1 has opted to focus on improving the overall quality of our student support system with a focus on a Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) which includes Response to Intervention (RTI) and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Alternative suggestions and methods are still being examined – additional information will be available during monthly Board of Trustee meetings and from local neighborhood schools.
While in transition:
AYP legislation required the district to annually notify parents of each school’s AYP results. However, the Wyoming Department of Education has announced that AYP results will no longer be published. As we transition from NCLB to ESSA, the district has established results-based District and School Improvement Plans that identify and address any areas of low student achievement. District and Building Administration and Leadership Teams take this responsibility very seriously and would like to assure you that:
Suggestions to help you work with your student’s school to support improvement efforts:
Our entire staff works diligently to ensure that every child meets high academic standards in a safe and caring learning environment. We encourage you to contact your building principal for information on any of these requirements and to find out how you can become involved in district/school improvement efforts.
Jody Rakness, Curriculum Coordinator/Grants Manager