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Acts 195/90/35
Loan of Textbooks, Instructional Materials & Equipment for Nonpublic School Students

NEW – Act 195/90/35 Webinar:
Module 1:  NPIS Overview, Item Eligibility, Vendor Search.
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Module 2: How to create and submit a Purchase Order
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Private and Nonpublic Schools (Kindergarten through Grade 12) which are licensed or registered with the Department of Education, excluding nursery schools, can participate in the Acts 195/90/35 Programs, which provides for the loan of textbooks, instructional materials and equipment to Pennsylvania students enrolled in private/nonpublic schools. In order to participate, each school must submit to the Department of Education an enrollment report indicating the number of students enrolled in the school as of October 1st of each year. Based upon the number of students, a per diem is calculated per eligible student which totals to an allotment for each participating school for the following school year. The Department issues allotments to the participating schools around May/June of each year to purchase textbooks, instructional materials and equipment for the following school year.

If your school does not currently participate in the Acts 195/90/35 Program but desires to, please click the Affirmation form (PDF). Complete and notarize this form and submit to the address listed on the application. NOTE: These programs are for schools that are licensed or registered with the Department of Education.

A full description of the items eligible and not eligible for purchase under these programs can be found in the Guidebook (PDF).

Act 89
Auxiliary Services for Nonpublic School Students

Auxiliary services includes guidance, counseling and testing services, psychological services, services for exceptional children, remedial services, speech and hearing services, sevices for the improvement of the educationally disadvantaged (such as, but not limited to, teaching English as a second language), and other secular, neutral, nonideological services of a supplementary and remedial nature.

These state-funded services are provided directly by the local intermediate unit to students enrolled in a nonprofit private school within the intermediate unit. The school must affirm the eligibility of students and facilitate the delivery of services. The local intermediate unit makes the final determination regarding what services shall be provided after counsulting with the nonpublic school to determine which general categories of children shall receive services, what services shall be provided, how and where the services shall be provided and how the services shall be evaluated. These are not services that would carry an individualized entitlement for students but, rather, are provided subject to limitations of funding appropriated annually in the state budget. Services may be provided in the schools which students attend, in mobile instructional units located on the grounds of the students' schools or in other settings mutually agreed upon by the school and intermediate unit (subject to the extent permitted by the Pennsylvania and US constitutions).

A full description of Auxiliary Services and the regulations governing service delivery can be found at Chapter 112 - Auxilary Services for Nonpublic School Students.

For a school to participate in the Auxiliary Services program, you can click Affirmation Form (PDF) to upload the form, print, complete and submit to the Division of Planning. NOTE: This program is for those schools that are licensed or registered with the Department of Education.

Immunization/School Health

For questions relating to school health in a private academic school, please contact the Department of Health's Division of School Health at 717-787-2390 or c-paschool@pa.gov.

For questions relating to child immunization in a private academic school, please contact the Department of Health's Division of Immunizations at 717-787-5681.

Pupil Transportation

A parent of a private school student or administrators of a private school can find all their questions and answers relating to transportation by checking out the Department of Education's official Transportation Website! You may also contact that office at 717-787-5423.

You can also visit the Transportation Regulations at PA Code, Title 67, Chapter 171

Other Services

For additional information, please contact:

Bureau of Teaching and Learning |
Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street | Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: 717.787.1890
ra-nppss@pa.gov | www.education.state.pa.us

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