Happy New Year! The Office of Non-Public Education (ONPE) has exciting news to share as we usher in the New Year.
New Program Office
2019 brings with it a significant change for the Office of Non-Public Education. As of Monday, January 6, 2019, ONPE moves to the Office of the Secretary (OS) under the U.S. Department of Education
. The objectives of the reorganization are to:
Reduce redundancy, maximize employee and organizational efficiency;
- Maximize transparency and employee involvement;
- Leverage ED colleagues' knowledge and expertise; and
- Maximize creative problem-solving and teamwork while adhering to legal requirements.
Although we are moving to OS, ONPE's statutory mission remains the same - to maximize the participation of private school students and teachers in federal education programs and initiatives. ONPE's work with State and local education agencies, State ombudsmen and private school officials on equitable services continues to be paramount as is our ongoing collaboration with other Department program offices to respond to inquiries, provide technical assistance, develop guidance, and support stakeholders. We look forward to supporting the work of the OS and continuing building strong relations with our stakeholders.