COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 99

May 5, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Update of Board of Education Approved Supplemental Educational Services Providers: A Requirement of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Title I, Section 1116

 

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) requires Title I schools in years two through five of School Improvement to offer supplemental educational services to parents of eligible children. Supplemental educational services (SES) are academic enrichment services provided outside the regular school day. The services must be of high quality, research-based, and designed to increase the academic achievement of eligible children in mastering the Standards of Learning and proficiency on Standards of Learning assessments.

 

SES providers can be school divisions, schools, or nonprofit or for-profit entities. The NCLB legislation requires states to maintain an updated approved list of supplemental educational services providers.

 

On September 26, 2002, the Board of Education adopted the initial list of recommended supplemental educational services providers. The legislation also requires states to update the list as needed. The Board of Education has established a procedure for updating the list of providers on a quarterly basis. Attachment A denotes additions and changes to the list that were approved by the board at its meeting on April 26, 2006. The complete list may be found at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/nclb/boe/supsrvcs-list.pdf on the Department of Education's website.

 

Prospective providers may continue to apply to the Virginia Department of Education by submitting a completed SES application. The application may be found at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/nclb/ssp_app.doc on the Department of Educations website. Superintendents may also inform the department of SES providers that have been used successfully in school divisions in prior years or that are currently being used.

 

For additional information, please contact Rita Ghazal, Title I specialist, at (804) 225-2904, or by e-mail at Rita.Ghazal@doe.virginia.gov.

 

JLD/RG/hmt

Attachment

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2006/inf099a.pdf