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Accessing Government and Foundation Funding

Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

BJE convenes a consortium of its affiliated schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District to benefit from federal funds made available through ESEA (formerly called No Child Left Behind). In addition, BJE consults with schools outside of LAUSD to support their efforts in accessing federal funds.

For the 2016-17 school year, the BJE Consortium for LAUSD represents 24 schools with a total of 6,545 students in grades K-12, accessing nearly $2 million in funding and services.

As with all Title funding, the dollars cannot go directly to the school, but BJE, as schools' valued partner, can contract with the district to provide instructional and counseling services for students falling behind (Title I), funding to provide professional development for administrators and faculty (Title II), and/or support for limited English language learners (Title III).

Starting with the 2017-18 academic year, the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) will be implemented. It is anticipated that the Congressional changes will result in even more services for Jewish day schools.

For information about ESEA funding, contact BJE Director, Center for Excellence in Day School Education, Betty Winn, 323-761-8636.

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