Private Schools & Non-profits — Approved by the State Board of Education
The students, parent/guardians and educators of non-profit, private and religiously-affiliated schools are eligible for equitable services provided through federal grant programs.
Equitable Services = Specific, Effective & Allowable
The intent of federal law is that districts use their federal grant dollars to design programs and services that meet the individual needs of teachers and students in non-public schools. In some cases, what the public school provides could also meet the needs of a private school.
Private School Participation in Federal Programs
Title I, Part A & Private Schools
Serves the unique needs of children — kindergarten to grade 12 — who struggle to learn.
Title IV — Carl D. Perkins & Private Schools
Program focus must be on the academic achievement of career and technical education students.
Uniform provisions cover these four federal programs:
Districts must follow this non-regulatory guidance —
Uniform Provisions (PDF): Title IX, Part E Equitable Services to Eligible Private School Students, Teachers, and Other Educational Personnel, revised March 2009.