I and VIII of the EveryStudent Succeeds Act (ESSA) require states to designate an ombudsman to
help ensure equitable services requirements for eligible private school
children, teachers and other educational personnel, and families are met.
The ombudsman serves as the state's primary point of contact for addressing questions and concerns from private school officials and districts regarding the provision of equitable services under ESSA Sections 1117 and 8501.
Kentucky Department of Education Program Webpages
The federal programs for which equitable services to non-public schools must be provided include: