COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 142

July 28, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

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 (SES) to parents of eligible children. Supplemental educational services are academic enrichment services provided outside the regular school day. The services must be of high quality, research-based, and be 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 SES providers.

 

On September 26, 2002, the Board of Education adopted the initial list of recommended SES 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 July 26, 2006. The complete list may be found on the Department of Education's website at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/nclb/boe/supsrvcs-list.pdf.

Prospective providers may continue to apply to the Virginia Department of Education by submitting a completed SES application. The application may be found on the Department of Educations website at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/nclb/ssp_app.doc. 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.

 

BKC/rg

 

Attachment

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2006/inf142a.pdf