Federal Guidance for Private Schools
Title II, Part A
Private school teachers, principals, and other educational personnel are eligible to participate in the Title II, Part A program to the extent that the school district (LEA, or local education agency) uses funds to provide professional development for teachers and other school personnel.
Public school district staff are required to conduct timely and meaningful consultation with private school staff to determine the educational needs of private school students. The information gathered provides direction for the services that are then provided to the private school students and the teaching staff. Through the consultation process, school districts build positive relationships with their private schools, which increases communication and minimizes any problems that may arise.
OSPI encourages private school officials and school districts to work together to try to resolve disagreements that affect the services provided. When private school officials and districts are not able to resolve differences through direct communication, there is a formal process available (NCLB, Section 9501).
OSPI and partners offer a free conference to all private school educators employed by State Board-approved private schools.