Private Schools Participation Guidelines
Public school district staff are required to conduct timely and meaningful
consultation with private school staff to determine the educational needs of
private school students. The information gathered provides direction for the
services that are then provided to the private school students and the teaching
staff. Through the consultation process, school districts build positive
relationships with their private schools, increase communication, and minimize
problems that may arise.
School districts will find a formula on iGrants which calculates the amount of funding needed to reserve for “equitable services” for private school professional development activities.
We encourage private school officials and school districts to work together to
try to resolve disagreements that affect the services provided. When private
school officials and districts are not able to resolve differences through
direct communication, there is a formal process available (NCLB, Section 9501).
Information about participation guidelines and resources are updated annually.
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