Part A and C, Private Schools
TITLE I Program for Private Schools 2020-2021 School Partnerships
TITLE I Legislation
Under TITLE I, local educational agencies (LEAs) / school districts are required to provide equitable services for eligible private school students residing in a participating TITLE I attendance area. Each year, the list of TITLE I schools is updated and may change periodically. Private schools do not receive TITLE I funds directly; rather, funds are used to support supplemental instruction, counseling/mentoring, professional development, and family engagement activities. These services must be developed in consultation with officials of the private schools each year.
The TITLE I services provided by the LEA for private school participants are designed to meet their educational needs and supplement the educational services provided by the private school. All activities must be secular, neutral, and non-ideological in nature.
Supporting Private Schools
Each year, Lake County Schools invites area private schools and their administrators to attend the Annual Private School Meeting for Federal Programs whereby interested schools can learn more about Equitable Services . Private schools can choose whether or not to participate in TITLE I or any of these federal programs.
During the 2018-2019 school year, 34 Florida certified teachers provided academic support to just over 450 K-12 private school students in Lake County during a variety of times before, during and after school based on the needs of the private school. Eligibility for support is determined through an online recommendation system used by each private school partner; areas of support include Kindergarten skills, K-12 reading, math and even science. Identified students in need of such support and who reside within a TITLE I School Zone are then eligible for TITLE I services. For the 2019-20 school year a Third Party Contractor will be utilized to provide all services to Title I eligible Private School students, families, and teachers. Services often begin as early as September each year. Frequency and duration of tutoring will vary from school to school and often depends on the students' needs and available funding.
Parents, grandparents and even siblings can provide great support to students needing additional help beyond the school day. Teacher and tutors regularly confirm the positive impact family engagement has in a child’s journey to success. As a private school partner, eligible students and their families may also receive academic support through family engagement activities where materials may be provided to help families assist their child while continuing to learn from home. These services will also be provided by a Third Party Contractor.
Private School teachers who serve TITLE I eligible students are offered professional learning opportunities to help further their instruction which may impact student success. A Third Party Contractor will be utilized to provide a variety of professional development opportunities. Frequency of opportunities will depend on the private school’s needs and available funding.
Have additional questions about TITLE I services for Private Schools?
Please contact: Naomi VanAmburg, TITLE I Program Specialist for Private Schools at VanambergN@lake.k12.fl.us or call (352) 383-0432 Ext. 3.