Equitable Services for Private Schools

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.

As of May 2018, DPI is awaiting further guidance from the U.S. Department of Education regarding the provision of equitable services under Title I-C, Title III, and Title IV-B.

State Resources

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 2018-19 school year.

Affirmation of Notification, Invitation & Consultation for Private School Equitable Services, revised February 2019

Summary of Topics for Consultation and Statement of Assurances

Spring 2019 Webinar: Equitable Services Updates

Notice of Allocations of Equitable Service Funding for 2017-18

May 2018: Frequently Asked Questions about Equitable Services

Used Resources

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

September 2006: Ensuring Equitable Services to Private School Children -- A Title I Resource Tool Kit

October 2003 USED Non-Regulatory Guidance: Title I Services to Eligible Private