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Title: Consultation with Private Schools

Consultation with Private Schools
Paula Gaddis Private School Consultant TN
Department of Education
  • Discussion between public and private school
    officials on key issues that affect the ability
    to eligible private school students to
    participate equitably in Title programs.

Consultation Goal
  • To design and implement a program that will
    provide equitable services and meet the needs of
    eligible private school student and/or teachers
    and other educational personnel

Equitable Participation
  • Should the private school choose to participate,
    NCLB requires the equitable participation of
    private school students, teachers and other
    educational personnel in some of its major

Programs Requiring Equitable Participation
  • Title I Improving the Academic Achievement of
    the Disadvantaged
  • Title II Preparing/Training/Recruiting High
    Quality Teachers and Principals

Programs Requiring Equitable Participation
  • Title III Language Instruction for LEP and
    Immigrant Students
  • Title IV 21st Century Schools
  • Title V Promoting Informed Parental Choice and
    Innovative Programs

Consultation Process
  • Initial Contact with Private Schools
  • Letter sent to private school from LEA
  • Meeting to explain the intent of Titles
  • Must be done face-to-face or over the phone.
  • Individual private school meetings to discuss the
    details of the equitable service delivery

  • Such consultation shall occur before the LEA
    makes any decision that affects the opportunities
    of eligible private school children, teachers,
    and other educational personnel to participate.
  • Consultation must continue throughout the
    implementation and assessment of

Consultation (Section 9501(c))
  • Timely and Meaningful consultation with private
    school officials is mandated during design and
    development of programs on the following issues

Consultation Topics
  • How the childrens needs will be identified
  • What services will be offered
  • How, where and by whom the services will be
  • How academic progress will be assessed and how
    results will be used to improve services

Consultation Topics
  • The size and scope of the services to be
  • Method and source of data used to determine
    eligible students poverty data
  • Funds allocated for Parental Involvement and
    Professional Development Services
  • Service delivery mechanism taking into
    consideration the views of the private school
    officials including third party provider option

  • Where the LEA disagrees with the views of the
    private school officials on the provision of
    services through a contract, the LEA must provide
    a written explanation of the reasons why the
    local educational agency has chosen not to use a

  • LEA remains in control of the federal funds and
    maintains title to materials, equipment and
    property purchased with such funds.
  • LEA makes final decisions regarding services to
    private school students and teachers.

Consultation Forms
  • Checklist of Consultation Topics
  • Intent to Participate
  • Affirmation of Consultation
  • Log of Contacts

Equal Expenditures
  • Expenditures…shall be equal, taking into account
    the number and educational needs of the children
    to be served, to the expenditures for
    participating public school children.
  • (Section 9501(a)(4))
  • Ensures that funding is equal relative to the
    number of low income public and private school

Equitable Services Responsibilities
  • The LEA
  • assesses, addresses and evaluates the specific
    needs of private school students and teachers
  • spends an equal amount of funds per student to
    provide services

Equitable Services Responsibilities
  • The LEA
  • provides private school students and teachers
    with an opportunity to participate in activities
    equivalent to the opportunity provided public
    school students and teachers
  • offers services that are secular, neutral and

Equitable Services Responsibilities
  • The LEA
  • As determined through consultation, the LEA may
    conduct activities in conjunction with the LEAs
    PD and parental involvement activities for public
    school teachers and families, or independently.

Program Design and Service Delivery
  • The LEA may provide the required services either
    directly using district personnel or indirectly
    through contracts with public and private
    organizations and individuals.
  • The LEA may also make service delivery
    arrangements through another LEA, in order to
    meet the obligation to serve those eligible
    students who reside in one LEA but attend private
    school in a neighboring LEA.

Program Design and Service Delivery (cont.)
  • The educational services or other benefits,
    including materials and equipment must be
    secular, neutral, an non-ideological.
  • Although the LEA maintains title and control. It
    may place equipment and supplies in a private
    school for the period of time needed for the
  • Title I funds must be used in a supplement and
    not supplant manner.

What is NOT Allowed
  • Private school officials may not directly arrange
    for PD services for their teachers, nor may such
    officials handle associated funds.
  • Teacher stipends must be paid directly to the
    private school teacher, not through their private
  • PD funds may not be used to pay for substitutes
    while private school attend training.
  • Funds reserved for PD of private school teachers
    may not be used to train the public school
    employees who provide equitable services to
    private school students.

U. S. Department of Education Resources
  • Education Department
  • General Administrative
  • Regulations (EDGAR)
  • Participation of
  • Students Enrolled in
  • Private Schools,
  • Sections 76.650-76.677

U. S. Department of Education Resources
  • Ensuring Equitable Services to Private School
    children A Title I Resource Tool Kit
  • http//
  • Order CD from ED Pubs ED002962C

U. S. Department of Education Resources
  • Title I Services to Private School Students
    (non-regulatory guidance)
  • http//

Office of Non-Public Education Office of
Innovation and Improvement
  • 400 Maryland Avenue, SW
  • Washington, DC 20202
  • Phone 202-401-1365
  • E-mail OIINon-PublicEducation_at_
  • http//
  • nonpublic/index.html

TITLE I, Part B, Subpart 1 Reading First
  • K-3
  • Funds must be used for reading programs,
    professional development, instructional
    materials, to administer screening, diagnostic,
    and classroom-based reading assessments, for
    collecting and reporting data, and promoting
    reading library programs

TITLE I, Part B, Subpart 3 Even Start Family
  • Unified family literacy programs, including early
    childhood education, adult basic education and
    literacy training, and parenting education
  • Birth through age seven, and their families

TITLE I, Part C Migrant Education
  • Provides funds to establish and improve programs
    of education for children of migratory workers
  • State provides services through subgrants to LEAs
    that qualify

TITLE II, Part A Teacher and Principal Training
and Recruiting Fund
  • Professional development for private school
    teachers and other educational personnel
  • Equitable participation required to the extent
    the LEA uses funds to provide professional
    development, but at least to FY 2001 levels for
    non-public school teachers professional

TITLE II, Part B Mathematics and Science
  • To improve mathematics and science teaching
    through a variety of activities
  • Activities include professional development,
    stipends and scholarships for advanced coursework
    in mathematics, science or engineering and
    programs to bring math and science teachers into
    contact with working scientists, mathematicians
    and engineers

Title II, Part D Enhancing Education Through
  • Equitable participation applies to
  • both formula and competitive
  • grants
  • Benefits and services may
  • include innovative initiatives
  • using technology, increasing
  • access to technology, hardware
  • and software, and professional
  • development

TITLE III, Part A English Language Acquisition,
Language Enhancement and Academic Achievement
  • Teaching English to limited English proficient
    (LEP) children and helping them to meet State
  • Funds must be used for increasing the English
    proficiency of LEP children by providing
    high-quality language instruction and
    high-quality professional development

TITLE IV, Part A Safe and Drug-Free Schools
  • Supports programs and strategies that promote a
    safe and secure learning environment where
    teachers can teach and students can learn.
    Examples of allowable expenditures include
    evidence-based social emotional programs such as
    bullying prevention, service learning,
    evidence-based character education, Positive
    Behavior Support, and drug prevention.

TITLE IV, Part B 21st Century Community Learning
  • To increase students and communities access to
    school building services and to before and after
    school activities, including enrichment
    activities that help children meet state academic
    achievement standards
  • SEAs required to make awards only to applicants
    that will primarily serve students who attend
    schools with concentrations of poor students

TITLE IV, Part B 21st Century Community Learning
  • Private school children participate at a
    designated 21st CCLC location
  • LEA is not required to pay for services to take
    place at the private school.

TITLE V, Part A Innovative Programs
  • Education improvement programs
  • Instructional and media materials
  • Library materials
  • Professional development and training
  • Other activities

TITLE V, Part D, Subpart 6 Gifted and Talented
  • For scientifically based research, demonstration
    projects, innovative strategies, and activities
    designed to enhance the ability of schools to
    meet the needs of gifted and talented students
  • Targeted toward economically disadvantaged
    students who are gifted and talented

Title VI Flexibility and Accountability
  • Provides options for SEAs and LEAs to transfer
    federal education program funds from a designated
    program to other ESEA programs that better
    address their needs
  • S/LEAs may not transfer any funds from Title I,
    Part A, to any other program