COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 108

April 25, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Private School Participation in Title Programs Under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

 

This information is being provided in preparation for school division submissions of the 2008-2009 consolidated or individual applications for funding under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). NCLB requires that students attending private schools receive services under Title I, Part A; Title I, Part B; Title II, Part A; Title II, Part D; Title III, Part A; and Title IV, Part A. Planning and implementing the type of services must be done in consultation with private school officials. Exceptions to this requirement exist for Title I, Part A, if the school division participates in the bypass provision as outlined in Section 1120(e).

 

A summary of how NCLB addresses consultation with private schools, determination of equal expenditures, determination of services, public control of funds, and provision of services to private schools can be found in Attachment A. In addition, the following link provides non-regulatory guidance from the United States Department of Education on provisions for private schools: http://www.ed.gov/policy/elsec/guid/equitableserguidance.doc.

 

If you have additional questions regarding the participation of private schools in programs under NCLB, please contact the appropriate individual listed below:

 

Title I, Part A, Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

Contact: Shady Clark

Shady.Clark@doe.virginia.gov (804) 225-2901

Title I, Part B, Student Reading Skills Improvement Grants: Reading First

Contact: Patience Scott

Patience.Scott@doe.virginia.gov (804) 225-3203

 

Title II, Part A, Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals

Contact: Carol Sylvester

Carol.Sylvester@doe.virginia.gov (804) 371-0908

 

Title II, Part D, Enhancing Education through Technology

Contact: Mark Saunders

Mark.Saunders@doe.virginia.gov (804) 786-0307

 

Title III, Part A, Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students

Contact: Judy Radford

Judy.Radford@doe.virginia.gov (804) 786-1692

 

Title IV, Part A, Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities

Contact: Arlene Cundiff

Arlene.Cundiff@doe.virginia.gov (804) 225-2871

 

 

BKCJr/DLJ

 

Attachment


a. Private Schools and No Child Left Behind (PDF)