ERIC Number: ED365748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Participation of Private School Students in Chapter 1: Information for Private School Educators and Parents.
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Compensatory Education Programs.
Chapter 1 is a federal assistance program that provides supplementary financial aid to public school districts, attempting to improve the educational opportunities of educationally deprived children residing in high poverty areas. The program assists qualified students in both public and private schools. This brochure answers questions that private school educators and parents often ask about the Chapter 1 program. The same standards for residence and achievement level apply to students whether they are enrolled in public or private schools. The public school district determines who will participate, selecting children with the greatest need first, and determining the subjects and grade levels to be included in the Chapter 1 project. Services must be provided by personnel employed by the public school district who maintain contact with the students' private school instructors. Services to religiously affiliated private schools must be provided in sites not physically or educationally identified with the functions of the religiously affiliated schools, such as nearby schools or portable units. This provision does not preclude computer-assisted instruction within the school. Parents from private schools participate in program activities as do the parents from public schools. Funding and the steps that private school officials must take to receive services and meet requirements are outlined. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Compensatory Education, Delivery Systems, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Opportunities, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Parent Participation, Private Schools, Public Schools, Secondary School Students, Selection, Student Participation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Authoring Institution: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Compensatory Education Programs.
Identifiers: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1; Hawkins Stafford Act 1988