Local Educational Agency (LEA)

The approval of a Local Educational Agency (LEA) Plan by the local school board and State Board of Education is a requirement for receiving federal funding subgrants for NCLB programs. The LEA Plan includes specific descriptions and assurances as outlined in the provisions included in NCLB. In essence, LEA Plans describe the actions that LEAs will take to ensure they meet certain programmatic requirements, including student academic services designed to increase student achievement and performance, coordination of services, needs assessments, consultations, school choice, supplemental services, services to homeless students, and others as required.

In addition, LEA Plans summarize assessment data, school goals and activities from the Single Plans for Student Achievement (SPSA) developed by schools of the LEA.