Equitable Services Meeting Announcement

Equitable Services Meeting Announcement

Home School Parents,

Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
In accordance with ESEA sections 1117 and 8501, Local Education Agencies (LEAs) are required to reach out annually to private schools regarding the provision of equitable services. This includes consultation and planning prior to the start of the next school year.

  • For Title I, Part A LEAs must invite private schools (located within or outside of the LEA and the state) with students residing within the LEA’s geographical boundaries.
  • For Title VIII (Title I, Part C; Title II, Part A, Title III, Part A, Title IV, Part A), LEAs must invite private schools located in the LEA’s geographical boundaries.
  • For Title VIII (Title IV, Part B), LEAs and Community-Based Organizations must invite private schools located in the geographical boundaries of the attendance area served by the grant program.

 

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
In accordance with IDEA regulation § 300.131, each LEA must annually locate, identify, and evaluate all children aged 3-21 with disabilities who are enrolled by their parents in private, including non-profit religious, elementary schools and secondary schools located in the school district served by the LEA.

If a private school student is identified through the child find process, a consultation MUST occur between private school representatives, representatives of parents of parentally-placed private school children with disabilities and LEAs.

Initial Consultation Meeting Information
Consultation for services occurs in the school year prior to the start of services. Federal laws and regulations also outline topics that LEAs are required to review and explain in consultation. You are invited to meet with LEA officials to discuss equitable services under ESEA and IDEA for the next school year on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 9:00 AM at Toombs County Board of Education.

As you respond to this invitation online, please do not hesitate to reach out to the LEA to answer questions, provide any program specific information or update any information. The primary point of contact for this meeting is Sabrina Woodruff who can be reached at 912-526-3141 or by email sabrina.woodruff@toombs.k12.ga.us

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