Under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), local educational agencies (LEAs) are required to provide services for eligible public school students, as well as eligible private school students. Specifically, section 1118 of Title I, Part A, requires a participating LEA to provide eligible children attending private 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.
Colorado Department of Education
- How to Calculate the Proportionate Share Under Title I, Part A (PDF)
- Equitable Services to Non-public Schools: Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
U.S. Department of Education
- Fiscal Changes and Equitable Services Requirements under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (Released November 2016)
- Title I Services to Eligible Private School Children (Released October 2003) (DOC)
- Ensuring Equitable Services to Private School Children: A Title I Resource Tool Kit (Released September 2006) (PDF)
For additional information, visit the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Non-Public Education website.
Note: Guidance released under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is still in force under the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 unless specifically displaced by statutory language or more recently released guidance.
For additional information regarding the provision of equitable services, contact the Ombudsman for Equitable Services: Colleen Brooks, 303-866-3897