ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : FIN-07-017

Date Created : 08/15/2006

Attention:

Superintendents
Co-op Directors
other: Federal Programs Coordinators

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
   
Section:   Fiscal and Administrative Services - William J. Goff, Assistant Commissioner
Subject:
Procedures for Determining Equitable Services for Private School Participating in Title I

Regulatory Authority:
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Pub. Law 107-110)

Contact Person:
Patsy Hammond

Phone Number:
501-682-4275

E-mail:
patsy.hammond@arkansas.gov

Section 200.65 of the ESEA Title I Regulations requires that from Title I funds reserved for parental involvement and professional development, a Local Education Agency (LEA) must ensure that the teachers and families of participating private school students are provided equitable services. The amount of funds required to provide these services must be proportionate to the number of private school students from low-income families residing in the participating public school district.

The method and procedures to be used to determine the required private school set asides amounts are attached to this Communication.

In addition, districts must remember that private school children do not participate in choice or supplemental service programs. Therefore, no set aside is required for private school students. Title I money cannot be used to pay for substitutes for private school teachers even if the teachers are attending professional development activities paid by Title I.

Specific details regarding Title I Services to Eligible Private School Children is available in the U. S. Department of Education Non-Regulatory Guidance issued October 17, 2003.


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