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Letter Head: Jack O'Connell, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, California Department of Education

May 26, 2010

 

Dear Selected Private School Directors:

ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY ACT, TITLE III

IMMIGRANT EDUCATION STUDENT SUBGRANT PROGRAM 2010-11:

PRIVATE SCHOOL PARTICIPATION

Under Title III, Part A, Section 3114(d)(1) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the California Department of Education (CDE) is required to set aside funds to provide subgrant awards to local educational agencies (LEAs) that meet eligibility requirements for participation in the Immigrant Education Student Subgrant Program. You are receiving this letter because the LEA under which jurisdiction your private school belongs, is eligible for funding; therefore, your private school may request to receive Title III products and services from the local school district.

Based on eligible immigrant student enrollment data reported on the March 2009 Student National Origin Report, your private school is eligible to receive products and services from your LEA for eligible immigrant students estimated at $100.60 per student. To accept or decline participation in the Immigrant Education Student Subgrant Program, a designee must access the CDE Request for Applications Title III Immigrant Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r22/imm10rfa.asp on or before June 30, 2010. Participation cannot be guaranteed for any private school that does not apply on or before the deadline or that does not submit the ONLINE form.

To view a list of private schools, the number of eligible immigrant students, and their corresponding LEAs eligible to apply for Immigrant Education Student Subgrant Program funding, please visit the CDE Request for Applications Title III Immigrant Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r22/imm10rfa.asp.

The online system will require your personal identification number (PIN) and password.

Note: For security purposes, your PIN will arrive in a separate document at or about the same time as this letter.

Once requests are approved by the CDE, they will be forwarded to local school districts that have applied for Title III Immigrant Education Student Subgrant Program funds. Your private school will be contacted by the LEA regarding a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the provision of products and services to eligible immigrant students in your private school during the 2010–11 school year. The MOU is to be completed no later than October 31, 2010. The MOU should contain at a minimum, a description of the services to be provided to eligible immigrant students, the estimated cost of these services, and the expected dates of provision. LEAs may not allocate Title III funds directly to private schools but instead the LEA must provide services and products to eligible immigrant students enrolled in the private schools. Federal guidance on meaningful consultation between private schools and LEAs can be found at the

U.S. Department of Education Web page located at http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/guid/equitableserguidance.doc (Outside Source).

For more information about private schools and Title III services, please visit the CDE Title III Immigrant Private Schools Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/el/t3/immprivschool.asp.

If you have any questions regarding the TItle III Immigrant Private School Request to Participate or related matters, please contact Clifton Davis, Jr., Associate Governmental Program Analyst, Language Policy and Leadership Office, by phone at 916-323-5808 or by e-mail at cdavis@cde.ca.gov.

Sincerely,

Phil Lafontaine, Division Director
English Learner and Curriculum Support Division

PL:mae

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