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Latest update: 02-19-14

This web site is designed to facilitate consultation under both the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), known in its latest reauthorization as No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) and to provide information about the ESEA and IDEIA programs in general and about Milwaukee Public School (MPS) programs in particular.

Next Quarterly ESEA and IDEA Title Program Consultation Meeting

Milwaukee Public Schools Central Services Building-Auditorium, 5225 W. Vliet Street., Milwaukee, WI

June 03, 2014 - 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM


1. Affirmation of Consultation - This document provides or updates school contact information for local and state school databases and allows non-public schools to request Title program participation for the coming school year. Applications for Title program participation must be submitted each year. This document must be signed by a private school representative, and returned to the Title I office.

2. Enrollment Summary - This information provides enrollment information that allows MPS to calculate ESEA funds to be reserved for non-public schools and generate individual school allocations. It also assists in compiling Milwaukee student census data. This document must be signed by a private school representative. Enrollment counts must be done for students enrolled on September 20, 2013 The information can not be submitted before then.


3. Student Information - Names, addresses, phone numbers, birth dates, grades, parent/guardian names, and checks to tell which students live outside the City of Milwaukee or were 5 years to 17 years on the count date for all students counted in the school Enrollment Summary must be provided to document numbers submitted. The Excel form attached may be used to facilitate submission, but schools may use any universally recognized spreadsheet format that provides the required information.

Items 1 and 2 above are to be submitted via mail or hand delivery to:  MPS Attn: Room 2, #1, 5225 W. Vliet Street, Milwaukee, WI 53208
Item 3 is to be sent as an excel spreadsheet via e-mail only to:



List of schools that received the 11/08/12 certified Affirmation of Consultation mailing


Family income survey template


Affirmation of Consultation Cover Letter


Frequently Asked Su Questions and Answers document

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Calendar for Milwaukee Non-public school Title programs - last update 08-12-13

Non-public Schools Attending Consultations 2012-2013

Consultation Minutes, Notices, Agendas, and Selected Handouts, Milwaukee Non-public School Title Program 2-10-04 to 02-11-2014

RISAC (Religious Independent School Advisory Committee)
Meeting Minutes
Vendor Invoices

Vendor Invoices: Starting Dec. 2011

Forms, Resources and Information for Non-public School Title Program Requests .

  1. New and updated documents for 13-14 Title Program Request Form (Save this file on your local computer. Look for a download named: DateScTiPayNum.xls to use as a template for this year's requests). Note that requests are sent as email attachments to this address:
  2. Title II Documentation Checklist (Use this document as a reference to ensure that all required documentation is submitted with the Title Program Request Form.)
  3. Allocations Tracking Document (Essential for local school tracking of requests for expenditures)
  4. Inventory Template (Maintenance of a local inventory of Title program materials is a prerequisite for participation)
  5. Tips on using the Title Program Request form, answers to frequently asked questions (A word document with vital information for first time users of the Title Program request form)
  6. Title Program Request Examples: Purchases, Professional Development, Stipends for multiple staff member, Using funds from two Titles to pay one request, conference related expenses
  7. Examples of acceptable proofs of payment for university course work (have required connection between specific course, cost, and payment made by individual to be reimbursed).
  8. Worksheet for non-public school staff members applying for use of Title funds (a resource for non-public school personnel charged with submitting requests)
  9. Worksheet & instructions for keeping track of reimbursements for travel related professional development
  10. Worksheet for documenting stipends for multiple people and events
  11. Checklist telling what documentation may be needed to get Title program reimbursement for expenditures for professional development
  12. Current per diem allowed for authorized, documented travel to other cities. Updated 8/07/13 (Per diem amounts are periodically adjusted. Reimbursements will not exceed amount allowed at time of trip.)
  13. Current mileage allowance authorized for car travel to other cities. Updated 08/07/13 (Amounts fluctuate with energy prices. Car travel reimbursements will not exceed amount allowable at time of trip.)
  14. Title Program Expenditure Evaluation Form (A word document that allows provision of feedback related to particular Title program expenditures.)
  15. Confirmation of Secular Workshop Participation (The form to confirm participation in secular workshops while at a religious conference.)
  16. Professional Development Questions (to be answered only per MPS request)
  17. Title II Professional Development Sign-In Sheet
  18. Sample Contract(This document serves a template that can be used to create an invoice or a contract for independent contractors/presenters.)
  19. Indemnity Statement (This document can be used to create a statement authorizing third party reimbursement.) 
  20. Questions to consider in determining the allowability of a Title IIA expenditure.
  21. Watch a "Mediasite" audio visual presentation on the use of these documents:
    1. Click this link: MediaSite Logo
    2. Click - Professional Development
    3. Click - View: Milwaukee Non-public School use of ESEA Title Programs

Other documents of interest to non-public school Title Program participants:

  1. No Child Left Behind Act: Benefits to Private School Students and Teachers. A 17 page booklet about Non-public school participation in Title Programs.
  2. Department of Education Guidance: Excerpts- Participation of Children Enrolled in Private, Nonprofit Schools
  3. Non-public Title Program Overview: from the U.S. Department of Education - Office of Non-public Education
  4. NCLB non-public school PowerPoint
  5. Title IA, IIA and IIIA Allocation Information for Milwaukee Private Schools: 
    1. 2013-14 Final Final Allocations 02-19-14
    2. 2013-14 Preliminary Estimated Allocations 06-03-13
    3. 2013-14 Final Title II Allocations 02-19-14
    4. 2013-14 Preliminary Estimated Title II Allocations
    5. 2012-2013 Final Allocations
    6. 2012-2013 Pending Title IA 11/19/12
    7. 2012-2013 NP Title IIA Allocations
    8. 2012-2013 NP Title III Allocations
    9. Title II Balances  01-31-14
    10. 2011-2012 Final NP Title I, II, III
    11. Allocations 01-27-12
    12. 2011-12 Preliminary Title I Revised 6-14-11
  6. Service Provider Invoices 2012-13
    1. Catapult June 2013 Invoice
    2. Learn It June 2013 Invoice
    3. LEX June 2013 Invoice
    4. NESI June 2013 Invoice
    5. NESI Partnership June 2013 Invoice
    6. Catapult May 2013 Invoice
    7. Learn It May 2013 Invoice
    8. LEX May 2013 Invoice
    9. NESI May 2013 Invoice
    10. NESI Partnership May 2013 Invoice
    11. Catapult April 2013 Invoice
    12. Learn It April 2013 Invoice
    13. LEX April 2013 Invoice
    14. NESI April 2013 Invoice
    15. NESI Partnership April 2013 Invoice
  7. Affirmation Count Preliminary Data for 2012-2013
    1. School Level Summary for 2013-2014 Affirmations
  8. Title II Professional Development Plans
    1. Survey
    2. Title II Professional Development Plan
  9. Professional Development and Parental Involvement Catalogs
    1. Professional Development Catalog
    2. Parental Involvement Catalog
  10. MAP Documents
    1. Accessing and Using Goal Setting Worksheets
    2. Accessing Student Progress Reports
    3. Sample Letter for Title I

Service Provider Information

Contact Information: Updated 9/9/11

The Milwaukee Title Ia private school service provider selection period for 2013-2014 services will be held from February 25 - March 25, 2013.

All Title Ia schools must participate in the districts annual private school selection period, as we are entering into a new contract period.

Click this link for the document: MilNPServProvSelForm11.doc. Title Ia service providers will only contact private schools to offer information about Title Ia services through them, if those schools will be new to Title Ia in 2013-2014. If currently participating schools would like to consider another service provider, they should contact that provider. The vendor fair was held at the Milwaukee Public Schools Central Services office on Tuesday, March 14, 2013.

What are Title IA service providers required to do? Request for Proposal and Contract templates now available for review:
Title I Service Provider Program Summaries and Web Sites

Information for Non-public School Title IA Parents
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Milwaukee Non-public Schools Use of Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title IIA and III Funds

Latest Procedures (Updated 8-07-13)

Non-public School Title Program Final Allocation Information for 2013-14 was mailed to participating non-public schools on June 24, 2013.

Due Dates

October 11, 2013, stipend worksheets that contain the personal information for staff members are due for schools that will be requesting taxable stipend payments. 

April 4, 2014 is the deadline for Title program requests involving the purchase of materials by the district. Schools are strongly encouraged to submit requests for Title program expenditures early in the school year

May 20, 2014
is the deadline for Title program requests involving direct payments with Title program funds for non-public schools. (Direct payments are generally made for items such as conference participation, tuition reimbursement, or stipends. Required supporting documentation for these expenditures must be submitted with requests or as soon as possible afterward. No expenditures may be made with Title funds after May 20th, and none will be processed without a completed and approved request form and required accompanying documentation.)

Approved Title Program requests for which needed documentation (receipts or other proof of payment, for example) must be submitted in time to allow MPS to process them before May 30, 2014. This means that all documentation needed for requests to be processed with funds allocated for 2013-2014 must be received by May 30, 2014. Schools may not resubmit requests for such reimbursements in the following year, schools can not pay for 13-14 obligations with funds received for the 13-14  fiscal year. Schools are also encouraged not to wait until deadlines to submit documentation. It is the responsibility of the requesting school to see that required requests and documentation are submitted completely and on time.

The "carry-over" of Title program funds will not be allowed at the end of the school year.

Requests for Title Program Expenditures under Titles IIA and IIIA

Electronic purchase or payment requests can be submitted by participating non-public schools. The request form and more directions for submission are available at left. Information that may be helpful in submission and tracking of Title program requests is found in the numbered list at left.

All requests must be typed.

Requests are to be submitted as email attachments to Instant email notification of receipt is provided and is followed by information about the status of the requests. Email submissions are also processed by school in the order that they are submitted. Accompanying documentation may be submitted as e-mail attachments, via U.S. mail or hand delivered.

MPS is asking that schools do not use FAX machines to send requests or documentation because of ongoing problems with unreadable or incomplete FAX transmissions.

Non-public school Title Program Request Forms are designed to work with the MPS online purchasing and accounting systems. A separate request is required for each person or entity to be paid, though one request can list as many items as desired for each vendor.

Requests will be routed to the Title I Analyst designated to work on non-public school Title program coordination. If purchases are approved under Title program guidelines and if they are accompanied by any necessary supporting documentation, they will be forwarded to MPS purchasing or finance departments.

If there are questions, attempts will be made to contact the non-public school for clarification. Requests made at or near deadlines will not allow for such clarifications and may result in inability to honor requests. Questions about appropriateness of disputed requests under the Title programs will be forwarded to Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction or U. S. Department of Education monitors for resolution.

Non-public schools making Title Program requests assume responsibility for any costs related to goods or services received related either to a denied Title Program request or to requests that exceed school allocation amounts.

Completion of Request Process

Requests that are e-mailed will generate an e-mail reply to confirm receipt.

Upon receipt of goods and services ordered by MPS: non-public school personnel will inform MPS that goods have been delivered or services provided so that payments may be released. Contact MPS via phone (475-8892 or 475-8851) or e-mail ( to confirm receipt or to inform the district if purchases or payments have not arrived within 30 days of email notice of the approval of the request.

Items purchased with Title Funds must be labeled "Property of MPS Title Programs"

Add items to local Title Program inventory list which is to be kept available for review by MPS personnel upon request.

About Title I

U.S. Department of Education Information on Title I A: Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Title IA Web Link

Department of Education Guidance: on the Supreme Court's Decision in Agostini V. Felton: Title I in non-public schools

October 2003 Department of Education Guidance on Title I Programs for Non-public Schools: Q & A format.

Service Provider Information

Contact Information: Updated 08/30/13

The Milwaukee Title Ia private school service provider selection period for 2013-2014 services will be held from February 25-March 25, 2013.

All Title Ia schools must participate in the districts annual private school selection period, as we are entering into a new contract period.

Title Ia service providers will only contact private schools to offer information about Title Ia services through them, if those schools will be new to Title Ia in 2013-2014. 

What are Title IA service providers required to do? Request for Proposal and Contract templates now available for review:
Title I Service Provider Program Summaries and Web Sites
Information for Non-public School Title IA Parents

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Information for Milwaukee Title IA Participating Non-public Schools

Milwaukee Non-public Title IA services are provided by MPS through one of four service providers identified by the district in consultation with participating schools. Arrangements for service delivery at each school are developed based upon consultation between individual schools and MPS (through the designated service provider). Schools may contact Shelley Perkins, Title Program Supervisor for non-public schools, at 475-8122 if they have any questions about this process. Services must meet the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) for non-public, "targeted assistance" schools, be consistent with MPS contractual obligations, and reflect individual school allocation limits. Services may begin when:

  • schools have submitted signed Title Program Verification of Consultation and City of Milwaukee resident enrollment information
  • students are identified and listed on completed Title IA Eligibility Reports
  • parent consent for services is obtained
  • service models are developed for each school
  • schedules are in place, and
  • service provider staff is identified and trained.

Participating Non-public Schools may begin planning for the following school year during the spring semester.

  • It will facilitate the start of services next year if current teachers suggest eligible students who might start or continue in Title Ia programs for the following year.
  • Adjustments to service models for next year may also be planned now.
More Title I Downloads: New Title I Eligibility Worksheets Now Available for non-public and Targeted Assistance Schools (downloads #7 and 8 below)
  1. MPS Sample Parent/Guardian Income Survey Letter Microsoft Word Format
  2. USED Sample Parent/Guardian Income Survey Letter Microsoft Word Format
  3. Eligibility Report FormsEligibility Report Database for Windows based PCs
  4. Eligibility Report Worksheet (PDF)
  5. Quick Eligibility Report Directions (PDF)
  6. Eligibility Report Selection and Ranking Criterion for Grades K-12 (PDF)
  7. Title I Classroom visit feedback form
  8. "Characteristics of a High Performing Urban Classroom" instructional observation data sheet
Click here for more Title I downloads and more information about the documents available above.

Annual Title IA Evaluation Documents. Watch this site for complete 13-14 results.

  1. District semiannual brief non-public Title IA evaluation
  2. May 2013 Non-public school annual evaluation survey for Title IA
    1. Students (primary)
    2. Students (intermediate and older)
    3. Parents/Guardians (English)
    4. Parents/Guardians (Spanish )
    5. Parents/Guardians (Hmong)
    6. Non-public Administrators
    7. Non-public School Teachers with Students Currently Getting Title IA Service
    8. Title IA Teachers assigned by District or Service Provider to Non-public Schools
    9. Counseling Services Survey 
    10. Survey Tally and Report document

U.S. Department of Education on Title II, Part A&emdash;Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund

Free online courses for teachers from the U.S. Department of Education. Click here to visit the teacher-to-teacher workshop page. 

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Professional development under Title IIA for private school staff members must focus on the promotion of academic achievment in one of the core content areas of Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science or Social Studies.

Best practice in providing professional development in schools would entail:
  1. Providing content with a focus on a need identified based on available data
  2. Delivering content addressing identified need regularly and over an extended period
  3. Involving all or many local stake holders
  4. Implementing improvement plans that are monitored and supported by coaching
  5. Assessing implementation and student achievement gains in terms of identified need
  6. Considering next logical steps for school improvment through professional development


U.S. Department of Education on Title III, Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students

Milwaukee Title III recommendations for materials available to assist in the instruction of English language learners.

Milwaukee ELL Opportunities, includes 1. Policy and Mission Statement, 2. Language Proficiency Tests (OPT test found here is currently incomplete, a complete test is available from the MPS Division of Multicultural Education, call 475-8091), 3. Professional Development Opportunities, 4. Inservice Topics and Charges, 5. Consultants and Fees, 6. Recommended Materials


MPS Title III Contact Persons

Jesus Santos


Robin Rivas


Deb Spotz


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Participating in Title III for Milwaukee Non-public Schools

Title III of ESEA/NCLB provides funds for supplementary educational materials and professional development to support English Language Learners (ELL) at schools with high ELL concentrations.

All Milwaukee non-public schools are welcomed to participate in Title IIIA funding with at least 1 (or more) ELL students in the schools.
DPI Corrections to Frequently Asked Questions

Non-public schools are required to verify English Language Learner status of students in order to participate in Title III. Verification procedures have been determined by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Any private school student who is to be included in the state's ELL count must have met criterion outlined in the information provided below.

Because the state testing window predates the annual private school survey period, any school interested in Title III participation in for a coming school year will have to complete qualifying activities before responding to the district regarding Title participation for next year.

  • 4:00 PM 9-27-13 Screening Deadlines for 2014-15 Title III participation: 
    • All W-APT tests with accompanying Home Language Survey are to be turned in to Debra Spotz in room 142 of MPS Central Services - 5225 W. Vliet St. No student in grade K5 to 12 may be included in ACCESS testing to qualify as an English Language Learner unless they have taken the W-APT or participated in ACCESS testing in a previous year and are accompanied by a Home Language Survey
    • Each school currenty participating will receive a CD containing the ACCESS information from the 2012-13 testing cycle. The updated Data File is to be emailed to with “Data File Update” in the message or subject line. Updates will include: September 2013 grade and will delete all students no longer at the school. 
ACCESS Test Window – To Be Determined by State of Wisconsin DPI
Dates are subject to change based on the test window and timeline produced by the State of Wisconsin DPI

Here are Milwaukee Private School Title III Participants for 2012-13:

                               Atlas Prepartory                            St Anthony
                               Christ St. Peter Lutheran               St John Kanty
                               Holy Wisdom Academy                St Joeseph Academy
                               Messmer High School                   St Martini
                               Notre Dame                                   Prince of  Peace                                    
                               St Adalbert                                    St Rafael

Milwaukee Child Find

Milwaukee "Child Find" Office, the place to start for referrals of students enrolled in non-public schools and having suspected exceptional educational needs:


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Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Web Sites and resources:

Contact Information
For information regarding...

Title I, Part A: Improving Basic Programs

Martha Kreitzman


MPS Central Services, Room 2, Office 2*

Title Program Supervisor for Non-Public Schools
MPS Central Services, Room 2, Office 1*
TitleI Program Analyst
MPS Central Services, Room 2*

Title III, Part A: English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement and Academic Achievement

Jesus Santos


MPS Central Services, Room 253, Office 6*

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Coordinator for Non-conventional Programs, MPS Department of Special Services

Dare Boling


MPS Special Services Center**

Milwaukee "Child Find" Office, the place to start for referrals of students enrolled in non-public schools and having suspected exceptional educational needs

Child Find


*MPS Central Services; 5225 W. Vliet St. (53208); Mailing address: P.O. Box 2181; Milwaukee, WI 53201-2181
**MPS Technology School Support and Special Services Center; 6620 W. Capitol Dr.; Milwaukee, WI 53216

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