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Federally Funded programs for Students, Teachers, and Parents In Nonpublic Schools

Title I, Part A - Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

Non-profit private schools, also known as nonpublic schools, are eligible to participate in Federally funded programs to receive equitable services for their eligible students, their teachers, and parents.  These funds may be used to provide supplementary instruction to students who are educationally disadvantaged and failing or most at risk of failing to meet high academic standards, and who reside in Title I, Part A public school zones.  Instruction may take place during the school day, before or after school, or in the summer.

For non-public schools that qualify, services may be provided at the private school, at the third party contractor's establishment, or at another location agreed upon by the parents.  These services may be included in your service delivery plan:

  • Extended learning services/tutoring before or after school
  • Extended learning services/intervention during regular school hours
  • Family literacy
  • Computer-assisted instruction
  • Technology with iPads
  • Behavior Classroom Management
  • Any combination of services listed above

The service delivery plan must be developed in consultation with nonpublic school officials and Title I representatives. Eligible students enrolled in nonpublic schools receive Title I, Part A services, nonpublic schools do not receive Title I, Part A funds directly.

Teachers of eligible students will receive at least two professional development trainings provided by the third-party contractor.

Parents of eligible students will receive at least two parent trainings provided by the third-party contractor.

  • A summer enrichment program is also available for nonpublic students to participate in.  The program is called Comprehension and Science Investigation (CSI) and the focus is reading enrichment.  Enrollment information is made available each spring and provides the locations, dates and times of the program as well as enrollment forms.
  • Parent-to-Kids is a literacy education program where parents and students participate in activities to build literacy awareness and learn activities to do together at home.

Helpful Links: Federal Programs and Grants Home page

Title I, Part C – Education of Migratory Children

Title I, Part C funds provide support and supplemental educational services to families who travel for agricultural jobs.

Helpful Links: Migrant Program Homepage

Title II, Part A - Principal and Teacher Training and Recruiting 

Title II, Part A funds provide nonpublic schools with professional development for teacher training in the core academic subjects as well as best practices in the areas of classroom management and instructional strategies.  Nonpublic schools who wish to participate are provided an allocation of funds based on student enrollment on the 100th day of school, (100th day is the day public and nonpublic schools enrollment is Title I certified for the following year).

This allocation is used for participation in various professional development opportunities provided in the identified core academic subject areas through Volusia County Schools Professional Development Department or for pre-approved conferences and workshops within the state of Florida.

Nonpublic schools complete a Title II professional development plan that includes a needs assessment, activities, assurances, and a budget plan and must return it to the Title II Program Specialist’s office for approval before any professional development training is approved.

Helpful Links: Volusia County Schools Professional Learning Department Homepage

Title III, Part A – Supplemental Instructional Support for English Language Learners

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is a comprehensive program which provides instruction to improve the English language proficiency of students at all levels.  ESOL instruction integrates instructional techniques for teaching English as a Second Language in accordance with English language curriculum requirements.  Students in the ESOL program function at different levels of English, come from diverse backgrounds and speak various languages.

Helpful Links: ESOL Program Homepage

Title IV, Part A – Student Support and Academic Enrichment 

Title IV, Part A funds provide activities for students that address four areas:  well-rounded educational activities, safe and healthy schools, effective use of technology as well as classroom management training and physical education training.

Department Contacts

Deidra Whittenberger, Coordinator
(386)734-7190, ext. 23515

Dawn Bourdette, Specialist
(386) 734-7190, ext. 23513

Kristina Derstine,
Classroom Management Coach
(386) 734-7190, ext. 23522
Ronecia Duprat,
Classroom Management Coach
(386) 734-7190, ext. 23527