The New York State Education Department has been working over the past year on their preparation of the Draft ESSA Plan and transition to ESSA. Teachers, community members and administrators from Islip have attended meeting at ESBOCES to help draft the New York State Plan. The Commissioner of Education has reached out to all districts with information on how they can comment on the work that has been done.
New York State's Draft Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plan Summary has been posted at:

In addition, New York State's Draft Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plan has been posted at:

The ESSA Draft Plan public comment period is open from Tuesday, May 9, 2017 and will end on Friday, June 16, 2017.
Comments may be made in the following manner:

* In person at an ESSA Public Hearing
* Via E-mail to
* Via US Postal Service to: New York State Education Department; ATTN: ESSA Comments; Office of Accountability, Rm 400; 55 Hanson Place; Brooklyn, NY 11217
There will be an ESSA Public Hearing on Thursday, May 11th beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Half Hollow Hills HS East, 50 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills, NY 11746.