Purpose & Goal

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, provides benefits to private school students, teachers and parents, including those in religiously affiliated schools. Private school administrators are invited to an annual meeting to explore possible Federal Grants services in the areas of Title I (Education of the Disadvantaged), Title II (Professional Development services), Title III (ESOL), Title IV (21st Century), and Title X (Homelessness).

Under Title I, the district is required to provide to eligible private school children, their teachers, and their families Title I services or other benefits that are equitable to those provided to eligible public school children, their teachers, and their families.

Private schools that are 501(c)(3), nonprofit organizations may complete an Intent to Participate Form to take part in private school services offered by the district. Community outreach letters are distributed via certified mail to all private schools in Polk County in January of each year to participate the following school year.

Documents and Forms

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