Title I Administration


Non-Public Schools

Program Description

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) allows for the Local Educational Agency (LEA) to provide supplementary instructional services, to Title I eligible students who attend Non-Public schools, directly or through contracts with public and private agencies, organizations, and institutions.  The United States Supreme Court has confirmed that local school districts are required to provide Title I funded instructional services to eligible students who attend religiously-affiliated Non-Public schools.

As a result of conferences between representatives of Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), Title I Administration, and representatives of participating Non-Public schools, it was mutually agreed that Title I instructional services should be provided by Third-Party Contractors who will provide all equipment, materials and supplies, as well as professional development and parental involvement activities necessary in order to deliver remedial basic skills instruction to students failing or at-risk of failing, as required under Title I regulations.

Requirements for Implementation

Eligibility for Title I funding is based upon the number of students from low-income families whose home address is within the attendance boundary of a participating Title I public school, and who attend non-profit non-public schools.  The District utilizes the “Proportionality” method for collecting poverty data on private school children.  M-DCPS applies the low-income percentage of each participating public school attendance area to the number of private school children who reside in that attendance area.

The services to Non-Public schools must supplement the regular school program by providing for intensive tutorial services to students residing in the attendance boundary of a public school implementing the Title I program and who are academically needy.  The intensive tutorial services focus on reading, writing and mathematics using direct instruction, supplemental materials, and technology-based programs.

Selected private school sites

Budgetary Implications
The Title I Non-Public Schools’ Component is funded through the District Title I, Part A budget.


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