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California Department of Education
Official Letter
California Department of Education
Official Letter
June 14, 2021

Dear Select Private School Directors:

2021–22 Title III Immigrant Student Program Subgrant:
Private School Participation

Under Title III, Part A, Section 6824(d)(1) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), 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 the Title III Immigrant Student Program. You are receiving this letter because the LEA, under whose geographic jurisdiction your private school resides, is eligible for a subgrant from Title III Immigrant Student Program.

Furthermore, based on the eligible immigrant student enrollment data reported on the 2020−21 Student National Origin Report, your private school is also eligible to receive Title III products and services from the public LEA for use with your enrolled eligible immigrant students.

To accept or decline participation in the Title III Immigrant Student Program, your private school must engage in meaningful consultation with your respective LEA. To view a list of private schools, the number of eligible immigrant students, and their corresponding LEAs, please visit the CDE Request for Applications Title III Immigrant Student Program web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r28/imm21rfa.asp.

If your private school would like to receive the products and services of the Title III Immigrant Student Program, please submit a request to participate to the LEA under whose geographic jurisdiction your private school belongs. You must also collaborate to create a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that 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 services will be provided.

LEAs may not allocate Title III funds directly to private schools, but instead, the LEA provides products and services for use with eligible immigrant students enrolled in the private school.

Please note, if the LEA that has jurisdiction elects not to participate in the Title III Immigrant Student Program, or does not meet eligibility criteria, your private school will not be eligible to receive any program services.

For detailed information on private school consultation process, participation and equitable services, please visit the CDE Equitable Services Ombudsman web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/sw/t1/ombudsmaneqservices.asp.

For more information about private schools and Title III services, please visit the CDE Title III Immigrant Student 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 Student Program Subgrant, Private School Participation, please contact Geoffrey Ndirangu, Education Programs Consultant, Language Policy and Leadership Office, by phone at 916-323-5831 or by email at Gndirang@cde.ca.gov.

Sincerely,

/s/

Celina Torres, Acting Director
Multilingual Support Division

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
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