Private Schools and Title I

Under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) local educational agencies (LEAs) are required to provide services for eligible private school students, as well as eligible public school students. In particular, Sec. 1120 of Title I, Part A, requires a participating LEA to provide eligible children attending private elementary and secondary schools, their teachers, and their families with Title I services or other benefits that are equitable to those provided to eligible public school children, their teachers, and their families. (Excerpt taken from the USED Title I Resource Tool Kit, page 7)

Resources

2017-2018 Affirmation of Consultation Form

Formula with examples for calculating Title I allocation for private school services

Equitable Services for Eligible Private School Students, Teachers, and Other Educational Personnel
USED Non-Regulatory Guidance, March 2009