Title I - Private Schools

Equitable Services for Private School Students

ESSA Section 1117(a)(3)

By federal law, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires each Local Education Agency (LEA) that receives Title I monies to obligate funds to identify and serve eligible at-risk students who reside within Title I attendance boundaries but choose to attend non-profit, private schools. These services are direct assistance to the eligible students only and equitable to the services provided to at-risk public school students.

Private School Request for Eligible Student Services

Our initial consultation for 2023-24 has been completed. 

Below are eligibility services contacts:

Joni Pavtis- MPS Title I Secretary | 480-472-0246

Cherie Mason- ESEA Private Schools Coordinator | 480-472-0478


District Coordinator

Cherie Mason

English Language Arts 

Lynn Dillion 

Pat Wise

Karla Stokes


Carol Cherry

Judy Shanker

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Private School Teachers - Student Referral Form

This form is only for Private Schools that completed the annual services consultation requests with MPS. Please follow these steps to initiate a request for services. 

1. Email the student's home address to privateschools@mpsaz.org

2. MPS will send a verification if the student's address is within Title I boundaries 

3. After you receive the verification, review this brief slideshow that explains what information will be needed

4. When you have the information ready, complete the referral form