COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 64

October 4, 2002

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Board of Education Approved Supplemental Services Providers Requirement of the No Child Left Behind Act, Title I, Section 1116

 

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) requires schools that do not meet the states Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) targets for academic achievement for three consecutive years to offer a choice of supplemental educational services to parents of eligible children. Supplemental educational services are tutoring and academic enrichment services that are provided in addition to daily instruction. A supplemental services provider can be a nonprofit or for profit entity or a local school division. The services must be of high quality, research-based, and specifically designed to increase the academic achievement of eligible children in mastering the Standards of Learning and proficiency on Standards of Learning tests. The NCLB legislation requires that states maintain an approved list of supplemental services providers.

 

The legislation also requires that states begin to identify supplemental services providers early in this school year. The Board of Education, at its September 26, 2002, meeting, approved the initial list of supplemental services providers. The list may be found at http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/nclb/boe/index.html on the department's website. Supplemental services providers may continue to apply to the Virginia Department of Education. The list of board approved providers will be periodically updated.

 

For additional information, please contact George H. Irby, Sr. girby@mail.vak12ed.edu at (804) 225-2869. Superintendents may also inform the department of providers that have been used successfully in school divisions in prior years or that are currently being used. The department would like to afford these companies the opportunity to become an approved Virginia supplemental services provider in accordance with provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act.

 

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