34 CFR 299.7 - What are the factors for determining equitable participation of children and teachers in private schools?

§ 299.7 What are the factors for determining equitable participation of children and teachers in private schools?
(a) Equal expenditures.
(1) Expenditures of funds made by an agency or consortium of agencies under a program listed in § 299.6 (b) for services for eligible private school children and their teachers and other educational personnel must be equal on a per-pupil basis to the amount of funds expended for participating public school children and their teachers and other educational personnel, taking into account the number and educational needs of those children and their teachers and other educational personnel.
(2) Before determining equal expenditures under paragraph (a)(1) of this section, an agency or consortium of agencies shall pay for the reasonable and necessary administrative costs of providing services to public and private school children and their teachers and other educational personnel from the agency's or consortium of agencies' total allocation of funds under the applicable ESEA program.
(b) Services on an equitable basis.
(1) The services that an agency or consortium of agencies provides to eligible private school children and their teachers and other educational personnel must also be equitable in comparison to the services and other benefits provided to public school children and their teachers or other educational personnel participating in a program under this subpart.
(2) Services are equitable if the agency or consortium of agencies—
(i) Addresses and assesses the specific needs and educational progress of eligible private school children and their teachers and other educational personnel on a comparable basis to public school children and their teachers and other educational personnel;
(ii) Determines the number of students and their teachers and other educational personnel to be served on an equitable basis;
(iii) Meets the equal expenditure requirements under paragraph (a) of this section; and
(iv) Provides private school children and their teachers and other educational personnel with an opportunity to participate that—
(A) Is equitable to the opportunity and benefits provided to public school children and their teachers and other educational personnel; and
(B) Provides reasonable promise of participating private school children meeting challenging academic standards called for by the State's student performance standards and of private school teachers and other educational personnel assisting their students in meeting high standards.
(3) The agency or consortium of agencies shall make the final decisions with respect to the services to be provided to eligible private school children and their teachers and the other educational personnel.
(c) If the needs of private school children, their teachers and other educational personnel are different from the needs of children, teachers and other educational personnel in the public schools, the agency or consortium of agencies shall provide program benefits for the private school children, teachers, and other educational personnel that are different from the benefits it provides for the public school children and their teachers and other educational personnel.
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 8893)

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