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Federal Laws, Regulations and Guidance

The content below is designed to highlight several of the key statutes that govern Title I, Part A and the Learning Assistance Program. Not every federal and state law related to these programs is detailed or outlined here. Instead, we focus on several specific areas of law and regulation that address compliance - areas of administrative and legislative law with which many districts struggle.

CFR and OMB-87Private Schools

Title I, Part A Program
The Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA) supports equal access to education, and establishes standards for state, district and school performance and accountability. The ESEA also authorizes and funds education programs, which the states administer. Title I, Part A is one of these federal education programs. Districts and schools use this supplemental funding to serve the unique needs of children - kindergarten to grade 12 - who struggle to learn.
Title I, Part A program requirements | Title I, Part A Requirements for Paraeducators

Laws and Regulations

  • EDGAR - Education Dept. General Administrative Regulations & Other Applicable Grant Regulations
    Part 80 (Administrative Requirements for Grants) and Part 76 (State-administered Programs) are two important components of EDGAR that frame the way districts and schools design Title I, Part A programs.
  • Schoolwide Programs are designed to upgrade the entire educational program of a school that serves an eligible school attendance area in which "not less than 40 percent of the children are from low-income families, or not less than 40 percent of the children enrolled in the school are from such families".
  • Targeted Assistance Programs (ESEA Section 1115) are designed to provide services to eligible children identified as having the greatest need for special assistance. 

Schoolwide | Targeted Assistance | Family/Community Engagement
Community Eligibility Provision
Fiscal — Maintenance of Effort, Comparability, Supplement Not Supplant, Carryover, Consolidate funds in Schoolwide Programs, Grantback

Uniform Grants Guidance (UGG)
Omni Circular—Office of Management and Budget (OMB) — consolidates A-21, A-87, A-89, A-102, A-110, A-122, and A-133 and applies to federal awards that begin after December 26, 2014.

Federal Register
Background, context and index for the 2013 Uniform Grants Guidance

Ask Questions. Get Help.
Contact Jennifer Carrougher, Financial Services, 360-725-6280.

Private School Participation in Federal Programs
Here are 6 key areas of administrative law - Code of Federal Regulations - that govern how districts and private school staff work together to deliver programs and services. 34 CFR 200.10 through 200.67

  • State Assessment
  • District Responsibilities
  • Consultation
  • Determine Equitable Participation
  • Funds to Not Benefit Private Schools
  • Property, Equipment & Supplies

Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) on ED.gov
ESEA index | Private school sections 5133 | 5142
Office of Non-Public Education - Liaison to the nonpublic school community

Uniform Provisions (PDF): Title IX, Part E Equitable Services to Eligible Private School Students, Teachers, and Other Educational Personnel, revised March 2009 is the non-regulatory guidance that covers:

Title I, Part A
Non-regulatory Guidance, 2003 (MSWord) for the delivery of services to private schools funded through Title I, Part A.

Title IV - Carl D. Perkins
Non-regulatory Guidance (PDF) & Carl D. Perkins CTE Act (U.S. Dept. of Education)













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