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Instructions: Title I, Nonprofit Private Schools

Consolidated Application, Spring Release (formerly known as Part I) program instructions for Title I, Part A Nonprofit Private School Participation.
Data Collection Purpose

To identify nonprofit private schools that will participate in ESEA Title I Part A services.

Note: this data collection will not display if the LEA did not apply for Title I Part A funding.


Guidance

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Title I, Part A, Section 1120 requires LEAs to provide supplemental educational services to eligible students attending nonprofit private schools. These equitable services must be comparable to the services provided for students in public schools. The specific requirements are stated in the Legal Assurances, under ESEA, Participation of Nonprofit Private School Students.

Additional information and resources including the “Title I Services to Eligible Private School Children Non-Regulatory Guidance” and “Toolkit” are found under Services to Private Schools on the CDE Private Schools Web page.

The LEAs must maintain and provide to the CDE upon request, a written affirmation signed by the officials of the participating private schools that the consultation required by ESEA Title I, Part A, Section 1120 (b) has occurred.


CDE Program Staff Contact

Jyoti Singh, Education Programs Consultant, 916-319-0372, jysingh@cde.ca.gov


Preloaded Data

The CARS has a direct link to the California School Directory database, nonprofit private schools located within a school district’s boundary that have an affidavit on file and are nonprofit as indicated by the tax exempt statuses on the affidavit, have six or more students are listed in the California School Directory database.

The Enrollment data is supplied from the California School Directory Database.


Note: If the LEA does not have any nonprofit private schools in its attendance area and attempts to download the schools template before adding any schools, the template will be blank. The solution is to add a school before clicking on the “Download Schools Template”.

Procedures
Step Action Program Instructions
1
If none of the private schools on this page are participating, the LEA must indicate so in this column by selecting an option for each school. Click the Yes or No option in the Participating field to indicate whether the school chose to participate. For the schools corresponding to this column, the district must have documentation on file to verify that the district consulted with the officials of private schools but the private schools declined services offered by the district. If you contacted schools located outside of your district’s boundary but those schools declined to participate in the Title I program, you do not need to add those nonparticipating schools.
2
Click the Affirmation on File box to indicate that the district has received a written affirmation. The affirmation must be signed by the officials of each participating private school that the required consultation occurred.
3
If students from your district’s Title I attendance area are attending private schools located outside of your district’s boundaries, enter the low income student count in the Low Income Student Count column. If school is not participating, low income count will not display. If participating this is a required field.
4
If the district is providing direct services to students in the nonprofit private school, click the Direct Services box. Leave blank if the district is not providing direct services.
5
If the district has entered into an inter-district agreement with a neighboring district or contracted with a third party to provide Title I, Part A services, click the Contract Services box. In the case of services by a neighboring district, your district must establish an inter-district agreement with the other district that includes funding for those services. If the other district enters into such an agreement with your district, your district must pay the other district the amount generated by the low income students who live within the boundaries of your Title I public school attendance areas but attend the private school located within the boundaries of the other district.
Error Messages
Error Message Resolution
This data collection is not applicable for direct funded charters. If this error is not appropriate, please contact the CARS Support Desk. This data collection is not applicable to direct funded charters, If this error is not appropriate, please contact the CARS Support Desk.
The LEA is not participating in Title I, Part A. This data collection is not applicable. If Title I, Part A Application = N this data collection is not applicable for the LEA.
The low income student count can not be greater than the total school enrollment. The low income student count can not be greater than the total school enrollment.
School: cannot participate if there is no affirmation on file. If an affirmation is not on file, the private nonprofit school should not be selected as participating; or if there is an affirmation on file the box has not been checked.
School: cannot participate if Contract or Direct Services is not selected.

If an affirmation is on file, the LEA must identify what type of services will be provided Contract or Direct Services. A box has not been checked.

School: is electing to participate. To participate, a Low Income Student Count must be entered. If Direct or Contract Services will be provided to the school, a low income student count is required.
Title I, Part A School Allocations has been certified with data from this form. If a change was made that impacts school Participation or Low income Student Count, Title I, Part A School Allocations must be saved and certified again. If Title I, Part A School Allocations is certified obsolete, Title I, Part A School Allocations must be recertified.
Title I, Part A Reservations, Required has been certified with data from this form. After certifying this data, Title I, Part A Reservations, Required must be saved and certified again. If Title I, Part A Reservations Required is certified obsolete, Title I, Part A Reservations Required must be recertified.
School: is not a valid school for this LEA to serve. If this error is not appropriate, please contact the CARS Support Desk. A school in the submission is no longer valid. This tests for valid private school for the Fiscal Year. This may occur with updates to CDS, User data or Source data.

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