COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 296

December 5, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

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

 

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) requires Title I schools in years two and beyond of School Improvement to offer Supplemental Educational Services (SES) to parents of eligible children. Supplemental Educational Services (SES) are academic enrichment services provided outside the regular school day. These 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 achieving 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. On June 28, 2007, the Board of Education granted the Superintendent of Public Instruction the authority to act on its behalf to approve SES providers. Acting on the Board's authority, on November 13, 2008, the Superintendent of Public Instruction approved the additions and changes to the list found in Attachment A.

 

The complete updated list may be found on the Department of Education's website at: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/SIIS/vdoe_reports_public.jsp?report_id=approved-provider-report&report_format=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 Education's website at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/nclb/ssp_app.doc.

 

For additional information, please contact Ann Sheehan, Title I specialist, at (804) 371-2932, or by e-mail at ann.sheehan@doe.virginia.gov or Veronica Tate at (804)225-2904 or by e-mail at Veronica.Tate@doe.virginia.gov.

 

 

PIW/ams

Attachment

 

a. Additions and Changes to the Approved Supplemental Educational Services Providers List (PDF)