To be eligible for Title IA services, a nonpublic school child must reside in a participating public school attendance area.
To be eligible for Title IIA and Title IVA services, a nonpublic school child must be housed within the public school’s boundaries. The total enrollment of the nonpublic school is used regardless of where the students would go to public school.
All students must meet the requirements of Title IA, Title IIA, and Title IVA, which requires the LEA to use multiple, educationally related, objective criteria in selecting children to participate in the Title IA, Title IIA, and Title IVA programs.
What is a participating public school attendance area?
A participating public school attendance area is one in which Title IA, Title IIA, and Title IVA money is used to provide services to children. For example, if Illinois District 1 receives Title I money and uses that money at Washington Elementary but not Lincoln Elementary, then eligible nonpublic school children residing in Washington Elementary attendance area would be eligible to receive services. Those nonpublic school children who reside in Lincoln Elementary attendance area would not be eligible since the public school is not using Title IA, Title IIA, and Title IVA funds in that school.
Eligible status children
Some children may be identified as eligible solely by virtue of their status:
- Homeless children
- Children who have been enrolled for 2 years in Head Start
- Children enrolled in the Even Start program
- Children enrolled in Early Reading First
- Children enrolled in Title I preschool program
- Children enrolled in the Migrant education program