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 State Ombudsman - ESSA & CARES


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ESSA Requirement: The Ombudsman 

To help ensure equitable services and other benefits for eligible private school children, teachers and other educational personnel, and families, an SEA must designate an ombudsman to monitor and enforce ESEA equitable services requirements under both Title I and Title VIII. (ESEA sections 1117(a)(3)(B) and 8501(a)(3)(B).)

CARES Requirement: The Ombudsman

An SEA must use the ombudsman also to monitor and enforce the requirements of the CARES Act programs that an LEA pr​​ovide equitable services to students and teachers in nonpublic schools. ​(Providing Equitable Services to Students and Teachers in Non-Public Schools Under the CARES Act Programs NRG Q-7)

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​ESSA & IDEA Equitable Services​

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Overarching Equitable Services Guidance and Overarching ESSA Guidance

                               
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Nonprofit Status Look-Up Resources

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Secretary of St​​​ate Look-Up​
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IRS Tax Exempt ​​Search​​​​​

Nonprofit Status- Groups

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 Contact Information

Carly Covic​ Ambler
State Ombudsman
Federal Programs Senior Manager
Consolidation of Funds 
& Equitable Services
404-623-9599

Kathleen Yarbroug​h
Federal Programs Specialist​
Consolidation of Funds 
& Equitable Services
678-378-9972
kathleen.yarbrough@doe.k12.ga.us 
General Equitable Services Inquiries 

Equitable Services Listserv

To join the Federal Programs Equitable Services Listserv, please send a blank email to join-essaequitableservices@list.doe.k12.ga.us

LEA Contact List
​Submit LEA Contact Info Here​

Are you responsible for CARES?

Submit LEA Contact Info Here​

Submit Private School Contact Here​

Don't Miss a Training!

Year-At-A-Glance Calendar​

Directions to Import a Calendar

 Equitable Services Trainings

 Special Needs Scholarship


Contact Iesha Parks
Program Manager

 CARES, CRRSA, ARPA Grant Contacts

CARES General Questions
Matt Cardoza, Director
Charmaine Simmons, Manager

Equitable Services Questions
Carly Ambler, State Ombudsman

Title I Methodology Questions
​​​​Ken Banter, Sr Manager
Title I Area Specialists

Financial Review Questions
Amy Rowell, Director

Spec. Ed. Relief Questions

Amber McCollum, Manager
IDEA Budget Liaisons

CTAE-Ag, CTE Questions
David Turner, Manager

EANS Questions
Matt Cardoza, Director
Charisse Windom, Manager