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Proposed ESSA Regulations and Public Comment Process from the U.S. Department of Education on Title I Supplement, Not Supplant Provision

By Patrick Chapman, Executive Director, Federal Programs
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 2:32pm

Yesterday, the United States Department of Education (USDOE) released proposed regulations for the Title I, supplement not supplant provision of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  The proposed regulations have been published in the Federal Register and are available here.  These proposed rules are subject to a 60-day public comment period, with comments due by November 7, 2016.  The U.S. Department of Education has provided a summary of these regulations here

The Colorado Department of Education encourages you to review the proposed regulations and submit your comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery as described below. The USDOE will not accept comments submitted by fax or by email or those submitted after the comment period. To ensure that the USDOE does not receive duplicate copies, please submit your comments only once.

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to to submit your comments electronically. Information on using, including instructions for accessing agency documents, submitting comments, and viewing the docket, is available on the site under “Are you new to the site?”
  • Postal Mail, Commercial Delivery, or Hand Delivery: If you mail or deliver your comments about these proposed regulations, address them to James Butler, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Room 3W246, Washington, DC 20202-2800.

USDOE's policy is to make all comments received from members of the public available for public viewing in their entirety on the Federal eRulemaking Portal at Therefore, commenters should be careful to include in their comments only information that they wish to make publicly available.

Please feel free to email us at with any questions you have about these proposed regulations or suggestions for comments.