PRIVATE NONPROFIT SCHOOLS ANDNEGLECTED AND DELINQUENT FACILITIESPARTICIPATION WITH HISD IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS
Private Nonprofit (PNP) Schools in the city of Houston and surrounding areas are given the opportunity every year to participate with Houston ISD to receive equitable services from specific federal grant programs. The Department of External Funding provides guidance for three of the six federal programs. Click on the links below to view the program information.Improving Basic Programs for Economically Disadvantaged StudentsPrevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-RiskTeacher Training, Principal Training and RecruitmentNonprofit, as applied to an agency, organization, or institution, means that it is owned and operated by one or more corporations or associations whose net earnings do no benefit, and cannot lawfully benefit any private shareholder or entity.Participation should be equitable; therefore, HISD must consider ways to:
Student Support and Academic EnrichmentThe purpose of Title IV, Part A is to improve students academic achievement by increasing the capacity of states, local educational agencies, schools, and local communities to:
- Assess, address and evaluate the needs and progress of both public and private school teachers;
- Spend and equal amount of funds per student to serve the need of public and private school teachers and their students;
- Provide private school teachers with an opportunity to participate in Title II activities equivalent to the opportunity provided publish school teachers; and
- Offer educational services to private school teachers that are secular, neutral and non-ideological
For all federal Title programs, the equitable services must be supplemental (in addition to) and cannot supplant (replace or take the place of) services that would be provided to PNP school participants in the absence of federal funds.
- Provide access to and opportunities for a well-rounded education for all students,
- Improve school conditions for student learning in order to create a healthy and safe school environment; and
- Improve access to personalized learning experiences supported by technology and professional development for the effective use of data and technology
The ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) Fund under the CARES Act provides equitable services to participating private nonprofit schools that are physically located within the boundaries of HISD. This fund provides support to assist schools that have costs associated to the pandemic of the public health emergency with COVID-19. There are twelve specific allowable uses of funds for equitable services which have been determined by federal statute and federal and state guidance.
DOCUMENTS AND FORMS
The Intent to Participate Form must be completed by the PNP School principal or administrator in order to participate in any or all of the district's federal programs in compliance with USDE guidelines (originated by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act - ESEA).