Office of Accountability

Set-Asides for Nonpublic Schools and Special Act School Districts
For Title II, Part A

 

No Child Left Behind

Consolidated Application Update


Current and Recalculated Grant Years

NOTE: Important information regarding this recalculation is found in #1-2012 Field Memo and the Q & A document for Title II, Part A

ESEA TITLE II, Part A FUNDED SERVICES TO ELIGIBLE NONPUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS, TEACHERS, AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL PERSONNEL


As a result of August 2011 discussions with the United States Department of Education (USDE), the New York State Education Department (NYSED) is issuing the following guidance regarding the provision of equitable services for eligible nonprofit private school students, teachers, and other educational personnel required by Title IX, Part E of ESEA (20 USC §7881, et seq.), which applies to the Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund under Title II, Part A of ESEA (20 USC §6601, et seq.).

To complete the Consolidated Application for current and recalculated grant years, it is advised that each LEA calculate the equitable amount of professional development services to be provided to teachers and other educational personnel in nonprofit private schools within the geographic boundary of the LEA under ESEA Title II, Part A, using the accompanying template:


Formula to Determine Amount for Title II, A Equitable Expenditures

A.  Number of Students

Example A

Example B

A1:  District Enrollment [most current data aligned with grant year]

9,800

5,798

A2:  Private School Enrollment [total most current school enrollment data aligned with each grant year for all private school students regardless of district residence - see web link and directions provided below]

464

540

A3:  Total Enrollment (A1 + A2)

10, 264

6,338

B.  Title II, Part A Allocation To Be Used for Professional Development

B1:  District Allocation  - See preliminary allocations at:  http://www.p12.nysed.gov/accountability/allocations/1314/titleiiaallocpre.html

306,141

284,508

B2:  Indirects and Administration (for public and private programs) + Class Size Reduction + Recruitment Activities [all Title II, Part A, district expenses that are not professional development]

301,794

86,518

B3:  Amount District is Using for Professional Development (B1 – B2) [for current and each recalculated grant year]

4,347

197,990

C.  Hold Harmless Amount

C1:  Based on FY2001 Eisenhower Professional Development + Federal Class Size Reduction used for Professional Development [from program year 2001-02 – see web link and directions below]

39,310

31,556

D.  Per Pupil Rate

D1:  Use either B3 or C1 – whichever is larger (divide by A3)

3.82

31.23

E.  Equitable Services

E1:  Amount District must reserve for equitable services for participating private schools (A2 x D1)

1,772

16,864

Web Link:
To complete lines A2 and C1 of the template, please refer to the hold-harmless funding level spreadsheet and the nonpublic enrollment data spreadsheets at:
Hold-Harmless Funds:
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/accountability/allocations/1112/TIIAHH0102.xls excel icon(133KB)
Enrollment data:
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/accountability/allocations/1314/nonpubenrollment2013-14.xls excel spreadsheet (214KB)
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/accountability/allocations/1112/Nonpubenrollment2007-2013open.xls excel icon(353KB)

A2: To complete line A2 of the template, the NYSED has provided the private school enrollment from SY 2009-10 that can be found at the tab labeled “Orig Non Public 09-10” in the spreadsheet at the link posted under “Web Link.”

C1: In order to calculate the hold harmless amount required in C1 of the template, the NYSED has provided the allocations for the Eisenhower portion of Title IIA and the Class Size Reduction portion of Title IIA for the FY 2001-2002 at the tab labeled “LEA HH” in the spreadsheet at the link posted under “Web Link.”

Directions to complete C1:
On the spreadsheet used to calculate the hold harmless amount for C1, the column labeled “Eisenhower” represents the amount that was allocated for professional development in FY 2001-02.  The district must determine the actual amount that was used for professional development from the Eisenhower allocation. This is the figure to be used for the Eisenhower portion of the calculation in C1.

The column labeled “Class Size Reduction” represents the amount that was allocated to districts for class size reduction in FY 2001-2002; however, in 2001-2002, these monies could also be used for professional development. Districts must determine the portion of Class Size Reduction funds that were used for professional development for FY 2001-02.  The portion of the Class Size Reduction allocation that was used for professional development added to the portion of the Eisenhower allocation that was used for professional development equals the Hold Harmless amount for the district.

In addition:

  • To the extent the LEA uses Title II, Part A funds for professional development, the LEA is responsible for providing equitable services under Title II, Part A, to teachers and other educational personnel in ALL nonprofit private schools located within the boundaries of the LEA, regardless of the residence of the students attending the non-profit private school(s).
  • The LEA must maintain control of the program funds and title to all materials, equipment, and property purchased with federal funds.  Professional development services to teachers and other educational personnel in each nonprofit private school are provided in consultation with the nonprofit private school; however, all services and materials are  procured and purchased  by the LEA.
  • LEAs may form a consortium to pool the reserve amounts of Title II, Part A, in order to provide services for teachers and other educational personnel in multiple nonprofit private schools, perhaps across several LEAs, to maximize cost-effectiveness.
  • In consultation with nonprofit private school officials, the LEA will determine the amount of equitable Title II, Part A professional development services provided to teachers and other educational personnel in nonprofit private schools. NYSED will no longer compute and publish advisory sub-allocations for Title II, Part A.
  • For additional information on this topic, please see USDE’s non-regulatory guidance at:  http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/guid/equitableserguidance.docexternal link or ESEA Part E – Uniform Provisions - Sec. 9501(b)(3)(A) and Sec. 9501(b)(3)(B) at http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/esea02/pg111.html?exp=3external link

Further questions may be directed to Anne DeFiglio or Robert Lutringer in the NYSED Office of Accountability, Title IIA, by phone at (518) 473-0295 or by email at adefigli@mail.nysed.gov or rlutring@mail.nysed.gov .

 

Last Updated: June 25, 2014