• Equitable Services to Private Schools

    Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), local education agencies (LEAs) are required to provide Equitable Services to eligible private school students, their teachers, and their families or other benefits that are equitable to those provided to eligible public school children, their teachers, and their families. Equitable Services for private school students must be developed in consultation and in a timely manner with the private school officials. Services or benefits must be secular, neutral, and nonideological.

    Birmingham City Schools Federal Programs provide Equitable Services to 27 private schools through the participation of:

    Title I, Part A – Improving Basic Programs Operated by LEAs

    Title II, Part A- Supporting Effective Instruction

    Title III, Part A- English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement

    Title IV, Part A - Student Support and Enrichment (SSAE) Grants

    CARES Act ESSER I & GEER - Covid Pandemic Relief Funds

    • Coaky Cook, Federal Programs Director
    • MarShelia Franklin, Non-Public Schools Program Specialist
    • Lisa Carmichael, Federal Programs Operations Support