ISBE Visits Pope County CUSD #1

IL-Empower and ESSA
Posted on 12/11/2017
ISBE Team and Student CouncilOn November 28 th , members of the Illinois State Board of Education visited our campus to discuss IL-Empower and our school improvement plan. IL-Empower is an initiative that is associated with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that was authorized earlier this year. To be in compliance with ESSA regulations, all schools will formally improve using the IL-Empower rubric. Pope County CUSD #1 is piloting for ISBE the process and final product. The evidence and data generated by pilot districts will be used by ISBE to develop a framework for consumption and organization in the coming years. Additionally, our district will be a leader for area districts as they move forward through the process. At this meeting, we took a moment for our student council leaders to meet and have a photo taken with the ISBE representatives.