Immgrant Private School Cover Letter
Dear Select Private School Directors:
ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION ACT,
TITLE III, PART A, 2014-15 IMMIGRANT EDUCATION STUDENT SUBGRANT PROGRAM PRIVATE SCHOOL PARTICIPATION
Under Title III, Part A, Section 3114(e)(1) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), 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 for your immigrant students from the LEA.
Based on eligible immigrant student enrollment data reported on the 2014 Student National Origin Report, your private school is eligible to receive products and services from your LEA for eligible immigrant students. 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 https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r28/imm14rfa.asp on or before July 18, 2014. Participation cannot be guaranteed for any private school that does not submit a request to participate on or before the deadline via 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 Web page listed above.
The password below is required to access the online system and request or decline participation in the 2014–15 ESEA, Title III, Part A, Immigrant Education Student Subgrant Program. The unique personal identification number (PIN), also required to access the online system, will be sent in a secure email on the same day as this notification.
After July 18, 2014, a list of LEAs that have applied and private schools that have submitted a request to participate in the Immigrant Education Student Subgrant program can be viewed by accessing the web page listed above.
If your private school would like to receive the products and services, please submit a request to participate and begin collaborating with the LEA under which jurisdiction your private school belongs to create a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the provision of products and services to eligible immigrant students in your private school during the 2014–15 school year. The MOU is to be completed no later than August 29, 2014. The MOU should contain at a minimum, a description of the services to be provided to eligible immigrant students, the estimated cost of those 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. Please note if the LEA that has jurisdiction elects not to participate in the Immigrant program, your private school will not receive any program services.
Federal guidance on meaningful consultation between private schools and LEAs can be found at the U.S. Department of Education web page located at https://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/guid/equitableserguidance.doc. Pursuant to Title IX, Section 9506 (d), LEAs may not mandate, direct, or control the curriculum of a private school.
For more information about private schools, Title III services, and a sample MOU, please visit the CDE Title III Immigrant Private Schools web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/el/t3/immprivschool.asp. If you have any questions regarding the Title III Immigrant Private School Request to Participate, please contact Sandra Covarrubias, Education Programs Consultant, Language Policy and Leadership Office, by phone at 916-319-0267 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sandra Covarrubias, Consultant
California Department of Education
English Learner Support Division, Language Policy and Leadership Office