Government Relations

With precision, we help you and your school leaders to secure for your students their fair and equitable share of federal funding.

Fair. Equitable.

Ambiguous in meaning, and at times open to interpretation and debate, these two words signify for private school students and families – in a uniquely American manner – their sharing in the common purse and their access to equitable educational services.

When ADAC is invited in, we help the federal tax payers of the future – your students – to receive the services to which they are entitled under the federal title programs (Every Student Succeeds Act) and IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act).

We work with you and your school leaders to:

  • Initiate, manage, and develop the relationship that, as required by federal law, should be operative between private schools and their respective local public-school districts (LEAs), including the exchange of necessary information and consultation meeting preparation and follow-up
  • Identify the ESSA and IDEA-funded services which would optimally contribute to and support the educational strategic plans of individual schools and/or private school networks such as special education support and services, professional development, mental health counseling, tutoring and mentoring, support for English language learners, etc.
  • Represent school leaders at consultation meetings, and, on school leaders’ behalf, develop, manage, and utilize – for the direct and indirect benefit of private school students – cooperative relationships with the LEA and, as necessary, SEA officials
  • Maximize private school students’ equitable share of federal funding
For more information about this service,
contact Steve Perla.
Meet the members of our Government Relations Group
Steve Perla
Principal Partner

Steve Perla

Ariella Hellman
Partner

Ariella Hellman

Government Relations

Nancy Kriegel