ESIP is the U. S. Department of Education's plan to assist State and local educational agencies (SEAs and LEAs) to improve the implementation of the equitable services requirements under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for eligible students enrolled in nonprofit private elementary and secondary schools and, as applicable, their teachers and parents.
To build more effective relationships with the private school community and State Directors of Federal Education Programs, the Department will:
- Facilitate communications (including meetings, as appropriate) with national private school leaders to ensure ongoing discussion regarding the implementation of equitable services requirements under the ESEA and IDEA.
- Host conference calls twice each year with State Directors of Federal Education Programs to discuss the ESEA and IDEA equitable services requirements, progress and promising practices in the implementation of these services.
See a list of past and upcoming calls here.