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Title I Services for Students in Private Schools

Title I, Part A requires that an LEA provides eligible private school children with Title I educational services that are equitable to those provided to eligible public school children.

Title I, Part A requires that local educational agencies (LEAs) provide eligible private school children with Title I educational services or other benefits that are equitable to those provided to eligible public school children. Title I, Part A services for eligible private school children must be developed in consultation with private school officials. Eligible students enrolled in private schools receive Title I, Part A services; private schools do not receive Title I, Part A funds. The public school district, where the students reside, is responsible for making these services available for students in private schools.

The Title I, Part A Equitable Services Frequently Asked Questions are intended to help LEAs, and other stakeholders, understand the statutory requirements for Title I, Part A equitable services for eligible students attending nonprofit private schools.

Text of the ESSA External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
ESSA, Title I, Part A, Section 1117, Participation of Children Enrolled in Private Schools.

Title I Resource Tool Kit External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
Ensuring equitable services to private school children.

Equitable Services Ombudsman
Information on the Equitable Services Ombudsman.

Questions:   Title I Policy and Program Guidance Office | TITLEI@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0917
Last Reviewed: Friday, August 16, 2019
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  • Comparability Form Completion Instructions (added 07-Aug-2019)
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