Region III Education Service Center

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Private Non-Profit Schools

  • Private Non-Profit Issues: Fiscal, Identification, Services

    Under Title I, Part A, local education agencies, or LEAs, are required to provide services for eligible private school students, as well as eligible public school students. In particular,

    ESSA Section 1117 requires a participating LEA to provide eligible children attending private nonprofit 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. ESSA Private School Equitable Services website lists Private Non-profit guidance under the Title I, Part A link and resources are intended to assist LEAs in meeting the statutory requirements.

    PNP Equitable Services Reservation

    For Title I, Part A, the private nonprofit (PNP) equitable services reservation amount does not include any reduction for school district administration of private nonprofit services. School districts are required to consult with PNPs prior to deducting administration costs from the equitable services amount

    Affirmation of Consultation with PNP School Officials

    In accordance with the requirements of ESSA, districts and eligible PNPs must collaborate to complete the Affirmation of Consultation forms, as applicable, and submit them to TEA. The Affirmation and all releat information can be found at the following link

    https://tea.texas.gov/Finance_and_Grants/Grants/ESSA_Private_School_Equitable_Services/

    ESSA Private School Equitable Services

    TEA Procedure for Offering PNP Equitable Services Upon Request

    The purpose of this policy and procedure is to meet the ESSA requirements when a participating private nonprofit school files a complaint against the school district and requests the state to provide its equitable services under ESSA programs, and the ombudsman substantiates the validity of the complaint. [ESSA Sections 1117(b)(6)(A-C) and 8501(c)(6)(A-C)].

    PNP Complaint Forms

    The following resources are available in English and Spanish to private school officials and other stakeholders who believe that the ESSA equitable services requirement has been violated:

    The TEA Ombudsman for PNP complaints is LaNetra Guess ESSA Private School Equitable Services

    TEA Procedure for Offering PNP Equitable Services Upon Request

    The purpose of this policy and procedure is to meet the ESSA requirements when a participating private nonprofit school files a complaint against the school district and requests the state to provide its equitable services under ESSA programs, and the ombudsman substantiates the validity of the complaint. [ESSA Sections 1117(b)(6)(A-C) and 8501(c)(6)(A-C)].

    The TEA Ombudsman for PNP complaints is LaNera Guess  PNPombudsman@tea.texas.gov

     

     

     

     
  • For information, contact:

    Beverly Wyatt
    Beverly Wyatt
    Education Specialist
    361-573-0731 Ext.245

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