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Non-Public Schools Complaint Procedure

School districts receiving Title I funding are required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education Division of Federal Programs to have a written procedure in place for nonpublic school administrators and parents to file a complaint against the school district with regard to Title I services that may be provided to a non-public school.  Following are the steps that should be followed in the event that a complaint with regard to services should arise. 

Step 1:
If you have a concern regarding the educational services provided to the eligible students at your school, you should first contact Brian Slamecka, Assistant Superintendent at (724)214-3101 or by email at The Non-Public Schools Complaint Form may be completed and also be sent as a next step.

Step 2:
If no satisfactory resolution is agreed upon after communication with Dr. Slamecka, please contact Dr. Brian White, Superintendent of the Butler Area School District at (724)287-8721 or by email at Please complete the Non-Public Schools Complaint Form and submit it for his review.

Step 3:
If no satisfactory resolution is agreed upon after communication with Dr. White, you have a right to appeal to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. You should address your appeal to the following address and include a copy of this form and all resolution attempts to date:

Susan McCrone
Chief, Division of Federal Programs
Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street, 7th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333


Click to download the Non-Public Schools Complaint Procedure Form