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Private School Consultation

What is Private School Consultation?

What is Private School Consultation?

To ensure timely and meaningful consultation, a local educational agency (LEA) must consult with appropriate private school officials during the design and development of the LEA’s programs.
 
ESSA sections 1117(b) and 8501(c)
Timely and Meaningful Consultation

Timely and Meaningful Consultation

  • Effective consultation provides a genuine opportunity for all parties to express their views and to have those views considered.
  • Successful consultation establishes positive and productive working relationships.
  • Consultation continues throughout implementation of equitable services.
  • A unilateral offer of services by an LEA with no opportunity for discussion, or the application of a blanket rule, is not adequate consultation.
Consultation Requirement

Consultation Requirement

Goal of consultation: is to reach agreement between the LEA and the appropriate private school officials on how to provide equitable and effective programs for eligible private school children.
  • The results of the consultation will be submitted by the LEAs in the Spring through the California Department of Education (CDE) Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS).