Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an appropriations bill that eliminated funding for Title V, Part A of the No Child Left Behind Act. The U.S. Senate will consider the matter when it reconvenes in early September.
CAPSO calls upon members of California's private school community to contact your U.S. Senators to urge restoration of funding for this important program.
The Council for American Private Education has greatly simplified the process of contacting your Senator and registering your concern about this important matter.
Just click the graphic to the right, add your personal information in the "Take Action Now" box, and fill in your name beneath the "Optional Text to Senate" letter. You may edit or add to the existing text if you wish.
Why CAPSO Supports Restoration of Title V, Part A Funding
- Title V, Part A supports the outstanding statewide professional development workshops and "Mini-Grant" programs coordinated by the California Private School Advisory Committee. Thousands of private school teachers and administrators benefit from these timely, relevant, high-quality and affordable programs.
- Title V, Part A has, for decades, enabled private schools to access instructional products on an open-ended borrowing basis. Under NCLB, the permissible uses of Title V, Part A funding have been expanded to allow support for such uses as community service programs, hiring school nurses, providing consumer and personal finance education, initiatives to generate, maintain and strengthen parent and community support, and other uses.
- Title V, Part A funds underwrite the California Private School Advisory Committee and the participation of private school representatives in the California Department of Education's No Child Left Behind Private School Work Group. These entities play a crucial role in facilitating the implementation of publicly funded programs that offer benefits to private school students and staff while maintaining a positive, working partnership between the public and private sectors.
- Title V, Part A programs are widely utilized, simple to administer, and enjoy a long track record of positive results.