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Title I Services for Students in Private Schools

Title I, Part A requires that a local educational agency (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 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.

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ESSA, Title I, Part A, Section 1117, Participation of Children Enrolled in Private Schools.

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Ensuring equitable services to private school children.

Equitable Services Ombudsman
Information on the Equitable Services Ombudsman.

Questions:   Title I Policy, Program, and Support Office | TitleI@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0917
Last Reviewed: Thursday, October 14, 2021
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