Equitable Services to Private Schools. Russ Sweet, Education Specialist Oregon Department of Education. Objectives. General Information about Private School participation under ESEA Title I-A, II-A and III requirements Working with Private Schools Resources Contact Information.
Oregon Department of Education
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, provides benefits to private school students, teachers and other education personnel, including those in religiously affiliated schools.
Private schools are eligible to receive services. Private schools are not to receive funds directly. No funds are to be channeled through the private school. Any payment to private school personnel for stipends must be paid directly to the individual by the LEA.
[Title I, Basic Programs; Title V, Innovative Programs; and Title V Gifted Programs contain provisions for the equitable participation of private school students within their own titles.]
Based on the Needs Assessment of the private school teachers, it may be that a private school professional development plan is different from the one developed for the district’s teachers.
*Title II-A funds supplement non-federal funds. Professional development provided with federal funds needs to be in addition to, and not in place of what the private school would otherwise provide.
If problems arise between the LEA and Private Schools, it is attributed to any one or all of the following:
Timely and meaningful consultation does not mean:
Timely and meaningful consultation does mean:
“I’ve tried to consult, but the Private School never responds.”
Document due diligence.
from the Private school that the school is nor
wanting to participate.
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001-Benefits to Private School Students and Teachers
(Revised July 2007)
Title IX, Part E Uniform Provisions Subpart I-Private Schools, Equitable Services for Eligible Private School Students, Teachers and Other Educational Personnel Non-Regulatory Guidance
(Revised March 2009)
Title I Services to Eligible Private School Children Non-Regulatory Guidance
(Revised October 17, 2003)