Federal education laws require school districts that receive federal education grants to provide services to private school students attending school within school district boundaries. Federal programs to benefit private school students include Title I, Title II, Title III, and Title IV. Each year, the school district consults with private school officials to determine if services to private school students are desired. Currently, St. James Elementary receives equitable services from the Gulfport School District. Services offered to private school students include additional academic assistance from a district teacher, professional development is offered to all teachers, and ESL services are provided for English Learners.
Private school officials have the right to file a complaint if a district does not conduct meaningful and timely consultation with the private school or allow participation of private school students. Click the link to review a copy of the Dispute Resolution Policy