Federal Programs




On  December 10, 2015, President Obama signed the bipartisan Every Student  Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary  Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). The ESSA builds upon the critical work  States and local education agencies (LEAs) have implemented over the  last few years. The reauthorized law sets high standards and contains  policies that will help prepare all students for success in college and  future careers. It prioritizes excellence and equity and recognizes the  importance of supporting great educators in our nation's schools. 

The  US Department of Education will be publishing ESSA regulations for  State and local education agencies (LEAs) in October/November of  2016. Full text of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as amended  by the Every Student Succeeds Act: http://www.ed.gov/essa?src=rn 

Bliss  School District manages Federally Funded programs in cooperation with  the State of Idaho and the Federal Government. The list of Federal  Programs in Bliss include: 

Title I - Improving Basic Programs 

Title IIA – Supporting Effective Instruction

Title III – English Leaner Program 

Title IX-A   Homeless Children and Youth 

Title IV-A Student Support and Academic Enrichment

Please  visit Bliss School District Federal Program web pages for updated  information. The intent of these pages is to become a resource for  staff, parents and stakeholders. 

Contacts for Federal Programs are as  follows: 

Superintendent:   Kevin Lancaster 208-352-4445 

Federal Programs:  Tracy Dalin  208-352-4445