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Nonpublic School Services

Act 89 Overview




Nonpublic School Services


Act 89 was established in 1975 by the state of Pennsylvania to provide auxiliary services to students enrolled in nonprofit, nonpublic schools.  Act 89 programs are administered by Intermediate Units following regulations and procedures of the Department of Education and the Public School Code of Pennsylvania.  The amount of service a school is entitled to is governed by the PA student enrollment in that school from the prior year.

Eligible nonpublic schools in the Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV area may choose from the following Act 89 services in the 2023-2024 school year:  


Remedial Reading and Math

Title I

Speech and Language Services

School Counseling Services 


Psychological Services- Act 89 Evaluations


Behavior Referrals/Behavior Coach



Benchmark Assessments/Progress Monitoring: 


  • NWEA Reading/Reading Fluency
  • NWEA Math
  • Acadience Math
  • Acadience Reading


Standardized Testing 

Study Skills

Math Madness Competition

Technology Services