What is SES?
Schools that have entered into year 2 of improvement status. These are schools that will offer Supplemental Educational Services: Blackhawk, Enos, Feitshans, Harvard Park, Lee, McClernand, and Washington Middle.
What is it? As defined by Federal Guidance:
Supplemental educational services (SES) are additional academic instruction designed to increase the academic achievement of students in schools in the second year of improvement, corrective action, or restructuring. These services, which are in addition to instruction provided during the school day, may include academic assistance such as tutoring, remediation and other supplemental academic enrichment services that are consistent with the content and instruction used by the local educational agency (LEA) and are aligned with the States academic content and achievement standards. SES must be high quality, research-based, and specifically designed to increase student academic achievement [Section 1116(e)(12)(C); 34 C.F.R. 200.45(a)].
Under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Section 1116 (e), students from low-income families attending schools that do not make adequate yearly progress for three or more years are eligible to receive Supplemental Educational Services (SES). ISBEs Data Analysis Division determines school status for each school year and publishes a list.
School districts are responsible for funding these services, which must be provided outside the normal school day, through their Title I, Part A funds. The ISBE must develop and apply objective criteria to create a list of approved SES providers.
As required by the United States Department Education, ISBE provides assistance to districts with the implementation of the SES requirements and regulates the SES provider services.
Here are some general highlights:
20% of the entire Title I budget must be placed into SES. It cannot be moved until the district demonstrates that:
o it has partnered with community organizations, faith based or other groups to reach out to parents about SES
o provide timely notice to parents
o ensure sign up forms are readily available through different media outlets
o two enrollment periods
o give fair and open access to SES providers to use school facilities on the same basis as other outside groups
SES is available to low-income families ONLY!!
Outside providers work with students, and they will need to hire teachers within the school or District.
Providers are paid a set per pupil amount determined by ISBE.
Letters must be approved by ISBE and sent to low-income families only
Provider fairs may be held to help with enrollments