While the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 has been reauthorized as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 10, 2015, most of the provisions of the ESSA will not take effect until the 2017–18 school year. The Local Educational Agency (LEA) Plan process remains the same at this time.
The purpose of the LEA Plan is to develop an integrated, coordinated set of actions that LEAs will take to ensure that 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.
The ESEA provides federal funding that may be available to school districts for a variety of programs. As a requirement for receiving federal funding sub-grants for ESEA programs, the San Marino Unified School District Board of Education revised and approved the LEA Plan on June 13, 2017.