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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 provide 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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 Contact Information

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

Picture of Kelli KendrickKelli Kendrick
Federal Programs Specialist​
Consolidation of Funds 
& Equitable Services
678-378-5216

Picture of Charlene MangumCharlene Mangum
Administrative Assistant
770-891-1344

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
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 Related Contacts

Special Needs Scholarship
Iesha Parks, Manager
Scholarship Webpage

CARES, CRSSA, ARPA
Charmaine Simmons, Manager

EANS 
Charisse Windom, Manager

Title I, Part A

​​​​Ken Banter, Manager

Title I, Part C
Margarita Munoz, Manager

Title II, Part A
Chris Leonard, Manager

Title III, Part A
Meg Baker, Manager

Title IV, Part A
Dawna Hatcher, Manager

Title IV, Part B
Jeff Barnett, Manager

IDEA

Malissa Roberts, Manager
IDEA Budget Liaisons

Financial Review Questions
Amy Rowell, Director