Equitable Services for Private Schools

CONTACT: Talbot Troy 984-236-2797


The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), requires that an LEA shall, after timely and meaningful consultation with appropriate private school officials, provide eligible private school children, on an equitable basis, services that address their academic needs. The LEA must also provide support services for the teachers and other educational staff and families of the participating children. Information regarding the consultation process and the provision of equitable services may be found in the resources listed below. 

CARES Act grants funded through PRCs 163, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169 & 170 must comply with Section 1117 of ESEA. Please see the following memo for details:

Notifying and Consulting Private Schools for CARES Act Equitable Services – Memo 12/11/2020 


NC Directory of Private Schools – LEAs are to invite private schools in this list to consult regarding equitable services that may be offered during the 2020-21 school year.

Private School Consultations for Equitable Services - Memo 2/4/2020  (PDF)

Outreach to Private Schools / Carryover of Equitable Service Funds - Memo 2/19/2020 (PDF)

Information a Private School Should Bring to the Equitable Services Consultation Meeting for Calculating Equitable Share Amount - Memo 4/4/2020 (PDF)

Summary of Topics and Assurances for Equitable Services Under ESSA and CARES Act – Revised Dec 2020
(pdf, 125kb)

Spring 2019 Webinar: Equitable Services Updates
(pdf, 889kb)

Notice of Allocations of Equitable Service Funding for 2017-18
(pdf, 351kb)

June 2019: Frequently Asked Questions about Equitable Services
(PDF, 38kb)

Formulas for Calculating Proportioinate Share Amounts

Proportionate Share Calculator

CARES Act Proportionate Share Calculator (xlsx)


Affirmation forms for PRCs 165 through 170 are available through the Federal Program Monitoring and Support Update emailed on December 11, 2020. District staff may also contact Talbot Troy (see above) for the forms.



November 2016 Non-Regulatory Guidance: Fiscal Changes and Equitable Services Requirements under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as Amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

March 2009 Non-Regulatory Guidance: Title IX, Part E, Uniform Provisions Subpart 1—Private Schools
(pdf, 485kb)

September 2006: Ensuring Equitable Services to Private School Children -- A Title I Resource Tool Kit
(pdf, 1.7mb)

October 2003 USED Non-Regulatory Guidance: Title I Services to Eligible Private
(pdf, 327kb)

Title I-A: Providing Equitable Services to Eligible Private School Children, Teachers and Families (USED Non-Regulatory Guidance, October 2019)