As described in the May edition of Outlook, emergency relief legislation passed by Congress in March 2020 to address the coronavirus pandemic included funds for K-12 education. Under the "CARES Act," private schools are eligible to receive equitable services in order to help maintain continuity in education and ensure a safe school environment for an eventual return to the classroom.
Guidance released by the US Department of Education clarified that Local Education Agencies (LEAs) should calculate equitable services for private schools based on the number of private school children attending participating schools. However, the chief education officers in several states have signaled their intention to disregard the guidance, indicating they would instead allocate the funds under a Title I formula that would severely restrict how many private school students would be able to benefit from the relief.
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Also in Outlook this month:
-CARES Act Equitable Services Guidance
-Secretary DeVos Letter
-House Bill Exlcludes Private Schools
-Private Schools Rise to the Occasion
-CDC Releases New Guidance on Re-Opening Schools
-Teachers Unlikely to Return to Classroom in Fall
-Class of 2020 US Presidential Scholars Named
-Green Ribbon Schools Announced