Title I, Part A: Monitoring and Compliance

Equitable Services for Private Schools

Invitation to Private Schools to Consult

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), requires Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to invite private school officials to consult on Title I equitable services each year. To ensure timely and meaningful consultations, meetings should occur by the spring/early summer.

Affirmation of Consultation

Sample Letter: Invitation for Private Nonprofit Schools to Consult on Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Equitable Services

Sample Letter: Invitation for Private Nonprofit Schools to Consult on Title I, Part A Equitable Services

The ESEA, requires that consultation occur between the LEA and private nonprofit (nonpublic) school officials. The LEA is required to submit an Affirmation of Consultation for each private school that participates in a consultation.

Equitable Services for Private Nonprofit School Students Consultation

Paraprofessionals

What Does it Mean to Be a Highly Qualified Paraprofessional?

Both targeted assistance and schoolwide Title I programs require paraprofessionals to be highly qualified. To meet the highly qualified requirements, a paraprofessional must have a high school diploma or equivalent plus one of the following:

  1. An associate degree;
  2. 48 semester hours or 60 quarter hours of credit from an accredited college or university; or
  3. Meet a rigorous standard of quality–in Utah, a passing score of at least 460 on the ParaPro Exam–and can demonstrate knowledge of, and the ability to assist in instructing, as appropriate -
    1. Reading/language arts, writing, and mathematics; or
    2. Reading readiness, writing readiness, and mathematics readiness.

Exceptions to the Title I highly qualified requirements:

  1. A paraprofessional who serves only as a translator;
  2. A paraprofessional who only conducts family engagement; or
  3. A paraprofessional who only provides personal care services or other non-instructional services to students with disabilities.

What Types of Instructional Support May a Paraprofessional Provide?

  1. Tutoring eligible students, if the tutoring occurs at a time when a student would otherwise not receive instruction from a classroom teacher;
  2. Classroom management, including organizing instructional materials;
  3. Managing a computer lab;
  4. Assisting with parental engagement activities;
  5. Providing support in a library media center;
  6. Translating for parents or families; or
  7. Instructional services to students under the supervision of a licensed teacher.

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