Supplemental Educational Services (SES)
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 was signed into law on Jan. 8, 2002. The act contains four basic reform principles: stronger accountability results, increased flexibility and local control, expanded options for parents, and an emphasis on teaching methods that have been proven to work.
Within the category of “expanded options for parents,” the Supplemental Educational Services (SES) is mandated. Low-income parents with children in a Title I school that is in Year 2 of School Improvement or higher have the option of transferring to a higher performing school or requesting SES. The local school district is responsible for funding these services, which must be provided outside the normal school day. Funding is provided through the district’s Title I, Part A monies. Title I, Part A, is intended to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments.
Under the terms of NCLB, school districts with identified Schools in Need of Improvement are required to set aside a portion of their Title I, Part A funds for parental choice options, including transportation to a higher performing school in the district and provision of Supplemental Educational Services.
Supplemental Educational Services are located at the following WDMCS schools:
- Clive Elementary
- Crestview Elementary
- Hillside Elementary
Supplemental Educational Services may be arranged after school, on weekends, or during the summer, and will include tutoring and remedial services.
As a qualifying parent/guardian selecting to receive Supplemental Educational Services provided by Title I funding understand that:
- Tutoring is free and that parents/guardians have the right to select a provider of their choice from those approved by the Iowa Department of Education.
- The parents/guardians consent to allow the school and the provider to exchange information pertinent to the development of the student’s individualized tutoring program including information regarding the student’s academic record.
- Parents/guardians have the right to review and approve the student’s program assessments, goals, and timeline for services prior to the beginning of lessons.
- Parents/guardians have the right to withdraw their son/daughter from the program at any time if they judge his/her academic needs are not being met.
- The tutoring lessons will be provided, in most cases, at the school by selected providers immediately after school.
- Regular attendance is required for all students enrolled in the tutoring program.
- The tutor provider will update parents/guardians regarding student progress.
- Transportation to and from school for this program is the responsibility of the parents/guardians unless the district makes alternate arrangements.
- If funding is unavailable to meet all parents/guardians requests for services, enrollment will be determined by district based on academic need.