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AAV NCLB Consultation with Private Schools

Accessible Alternative Version of Powerpoint Presentation - The No Child Left Behind Act - Consultation Practices That Work - April 2007.

This is an accessible alternative version of a 25-slide PowerPoint (PPT) presentation found at California Department of Education’s (CDE) Web page Consultation Practices That Work (PDF). The PPT explains the consultation mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) between public school districts and not-for-profit private schools located within the district’s boundaries. The PDF (non-AAV), posted as a PDF, should be the version selected by most users.

Presented by:
George Olive, Education Programs Consultant
Professional Development and Curriculum Support Division
Elementary Education Office

The PowerPoint presentation offers an approach to and resources for both public and private school officials who are responsible for the design and delivery of NCLB programs and services for private school students, staff and parents. The twenty five slides are broken into nine sections.

  1. Supports for NCLB Consultation at CDE
  2. Links to Guidance Documents Covering Consultation and Federal Title Programs
  3. Annual Consultation between Public and Private Schools Has Six Desired Outcomes
  4. Outcome #1-Communications Should Be Collegial
  5. Outcome #2-Private Schools Should Understand How the LEA will Meet NCLB Requirements for Consultation
  6. Outcome #3-Private Schools Should Understand How the Federal Government's Annual Education Grants Support California Programs in Grades Kindergarten Through 12 Under NCLB and Titles I through V
  7. Outcome #4-Consultation Should be Timely Each Year
  8. Outcome #5-Consultation Should be Meaningful Each Year
  9. Outcome #6-What is Equitable Participation?

Supports for NCLB Consultation at CDE

The Elementary Education Office (EEO) at the California Department of Education (CDE) each year completes three tasks to support the NCLB consultation process. First, using the Private School Affidavit, the Office collects California private school data. Second, having used this data to create the online Private School Directory, the Office reports data for California’s not-for-profit private schools to the Consolidated Application Office at CDE. Third, EEO serves as a resource to private and public school officials as they comply with NCLB consultation requirements. In addition, EEO facilitates access to non-regulatory guidance and other technical information about federal programs and CDE systems, provides links to helpful federal offices, and provides samples of consultation practices that work.

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Links to Guidance Documents Covering Consultation and Federal Title Programs

California Guidance Document, an online CDE document written for California schools that addresses consultation and technical information about federally funded programs in Titles I through V.

Federal Office of Non-Public Education External link opens in new window or tab., a Web link for the office at the Department of Education that oversees private school-related programs and services for private schools nationally. This Web page includes links to each NCLB Title I through V and the sub-parts covered by these grant programs.

Federal Title IX Guidance External link opens in new window or tab. (DOC), an online document  that addresses "uniform provisions" for consultation about programs and services that must be offered by public school districts to NCLB-eligible private schools.

Federal Title IIA Guidance External link opens in new window or tab. (DOC), an online document  that addresses consultation and general technical background for Title IIA, which funds teacher and principal training and recruiting.

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Annual Consultation between Public and Private Schools Has Six Desired Outcomes

As public school districts and other local education agencies (LEA) initiate annual consultation with eligible private schools in order to design and deliver programs and services for students, staff and parents at California private schools, six outcomes should be kept in mind:

  1. Consultation is intended to be collegial, with the LEA collaborating with eligible private schools.
  2. Private schools should understand how the LEA will meet the NCLB requirement for consultation.
  3. Private schools should understand how the federal government’s annual education grants support California K–12 programs under NCLB and Titles I through V.
  4. Consultation should be timely each year.
  5. Consultation should be meaningful each year.
  6. Equitable participation in quality programs and services for private school students and staff should result from annual consultation.

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Outcome # 1
Communications should be collegial if public school officials guide private schools in timely fashion through these program design decisions:

See Title IX Guidance External link opens in new window or tab. (DOC) for more detail about consultation topics in question #D-7.

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Outcome #2
Private schools should understand how the LEA will meet the NCLB requirement for consultation, including:

Private schools should understand how the LEA establishes administrative costs to operate federally funded programs:
Private schools should understand how a per student equitable share is calculated as a basis for level of services under Titles IIA, IV, V. The standard steps are:
Private schools should understand how equitable services and programs for their Title I-eligible and Title III-eligible students are planned:

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Outcome #3
Consultation will develop positively if private schools understand how the federal government’s annual education grants support California programs in grades kindergarten through twelve under NCLB and Titles I through V. Important points include:

Private schools should understand the hold harmless provision in Title IIA.

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Outcome #4
Consultation should be timely each year, starting early enough to allow private school services to begin when public school services do.

General practices that have worked for LEAs with timely consultation in place include:

Following a predictable rhythm of meetings and requested documents.
Allow time for groups of private schools, i.e. schools with similar needs, to pursue their own collaborative processes. 
A thorough agenda for consultation might begin with a meeting in March that covers the following items:

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Outcome #5
For consultation to be meaningful each year,

The LEA should:
For consultation to work, eligible private schools should be:

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Outcome #6
What does the term equitable participation mean?

Federal law requires that programs and services for private school students and staff are equitable to those received by public school students and staff.

Consultation results in equitable programs and services when:
Equitable services go to private schools, not actual dollars.

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Questions: Private Schools | privateschools@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-7331 
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