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Equitable Services Ombudsman

Title I, Part A and Title VIII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorized as the Every Student Succeeds Act.

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorized as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) includes Participation by Private School Children and Teachers as defined under Section 1117 and Section 8501, Participation by Private School Children and Teachers (under Uniform Provisions Subpart 1, Private Schools).

Purpose

To help ensure such equity for private school children, teachers, and other educational personnel, the State educational agency involved shall designate an ombudsman to monitor and enforce the requirements of this part pursuant to the ESSA Section 1117(a)(3)(B).

To ensure timely and meaningful consultation, a local educational agency (LEA) shall consult with appropriate private school officials during the design and development of such agency’s programs under this part. Such agency and private school officials shall both have the goal of reaching agreement on how to provide equitable and effective programs for eligible private school children, the results of which agreement shall be transmitted to the ombudsman designated under subsection (a)(3)(B) pursuant to the ESSA Section 1117(b)(1).

To help ensure equitable services are provided to private school children, teachers, and other educational personnel under this section, the State educational agency involved shall direct the ombudsman designated by the agency under Section 1117 to monitor and enforce the requirements of this section. According to the ESSA sections 8501(a)(3)(B); 8501(b)(1); and 34 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 299.6, this section applies to programs under—

  • Title I, Part A;
  • Title I, Part C;
  • Title II, Part A;
  • Title III, Part A;
  • Title IV, Part A;
  • Title IV, Part B; and
  • section 4631, with regard to the Project School Emergency Response to Violence Program (Project SERV)

The Equitable Services Ombudsman Frequently Asked Questions are intended to help LEAs, and other stakeholders, understand the statutory requirements for statewide equitable services for eligible students attending nonprofit private elementary and secondary schools under Title I, Part A of the ESEA, as amended by the ESSA.

Equitable Services

Title I, Part A — Title I Services for Students in Private Schools
Title II, Part A — Title II Services for Private Schools
Title III, Part A — Title III EL Private School Participation
Title III, Part A — Title III Immigrant Private School Participation

Equitable Services Contacts

Federal Program CDE Staff Title Telephone Email
Title I, Part A
Sylvia Hanna

Equitable Services Ombudsman
Education Programs Consultant

916-319-0948

SHanna@cde.ca.gov

Title I, Part C
Celina Torres
Education Administrator I
916-319-0230

CTorres@cde.ca.gov

Title II, Part A
Geeta Rezvani
Education Programs Consultant
916-323-5595

GRezvani@cde.ca.gov

Title III, Part A
Geoffrey Ndirangu
Education Programs Consultant
916-323-5831

GNdirang@cde.ca.gov

Title IV, Part A
Tom Herman
Education Administrator I
916-319-0725

THerman@cde.ca.gov

Title IV, Part B
Joshua Brady
Education Programs Consultant
916-319-0206

JBrady@cde.ca.gov

Project SERV

Shanine Coats
Federal Policy Liaison
916-319-0570

SCoats@cde.ca.gov

Notification of Allocation and Equitable Services Proportional Share

Pursuant to ESSA sections 8501(a)(4)(C) and 1117(a)(4)(C), the State educational agency shall provide notice in a timely manner to the appropriate private school officials in the State of the allocation of funds for educational services and other benefits under this subpart that the LEAs have determined are available for eligible private school children. Below you will find equitable services allocations by LEA:

Title I, Part A

Title I, Part C

Title II, Part A

Title III, Part A

Title IV, Part A

Title IV, Part B

School Emergency Response to Violence (Project SERV)

Resources

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Uniform Complaint Procedures

California Compliance Monitoring Page

Transferability Guidance (DOCX)

U.S Department of Education Resources

Office of Non-Public Education External link opens in new window or tab.

U.S. Department of Education ESSA Web page External link opens in new window or tab.

Questions:   Sylvia Hanna | SHanna@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0948
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
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