COAL CENTER —During its monthly meeting Wednesday, the California Area School District’s Board of Education announced that the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) will replace No Child Left Behind (NCLB) at its schools.

According to the district, the School Performance Profile will transition into the Future Ready PA Index for 2018. Accountability measures will change, with emphasis on:

n Career Readiness Benchmark, Grades 5, 8 and 11

n Percentage of students who demonstrate engagement in career exploration and preparation, with individualized career paths demonstrated through the development of a career portfolio and participation in career prep activities

n Chronic Absenteeism (percentage of students who have missed more than 10 percent of the school year)

In other business, School Board Member Amy Todd was presented with a certification of appreciation for her contributions to the school district. The board also hired Stephanie Landman as a para education and directors accepted letters of retirement from George Phillips (maintenance department) and Nancy Shemansky (cafeteria).

The board will hold its annual reorganization meeting on Dec. 4.

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