Program Improvement SES Services
In January 2002, Congress passed a new federal education law, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). Using STAR test results, the California Department of Education (CDE) identifies schools for Program Improvement (PI) if their yearly improvement target is not met for two consecutive years. Under NCLB, if a school is identified for Program Improvement for more than one year, students may be eligible for Supplemental Educational Services (SES) paid by Title I funds. Students must also be on free or reduced lunch to be eligible.
The NCLB Act assures that all students have the opportunity to succeed in school. Funding is provided to allow parents of students at identified Program Improvement schools to participate in Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Free Tutoring. The only requirement is that the child must be receiving free or reduced lunch. The SES tutoring companies or providers offer free tutoring in reading (English/language arts) and/or mathematics. Information about this opportunity was mailed out to all our families with children enrolled at the identified schools. However, if you need an additional form, applications are available in the school office.
Supplemental Educational Services are classes or tutoring that provides additional academic assistance to a child at a time other than the regular school day. These services must support and be consistent with the instruction provided by the school. Title I funding pays for these services to a set per-student limit, which changes annually. Providing companies of SES must be on a State Board of Education-approved list. SES may be delivered in students' homes, provider's facilities, community sites, etc. Transportation is the responsibility of the parent. Each tutoring program provides services on varying schedules, but all tutoring takes place outside the regular school day. Our goal is for all students to continue to improve their academic performance. This is an opportunity for you as parents to support your child's academic progress.
Parents are notified of student eligibility for SES by mail at the beginning of each school year. An enrollment form and service provider information are available at your child’s school site. Click Here for a list of KUSD schools and their Program Improvement status. Upon request, a student's teacher or principal can be of assistance in reviewing services available at the student's school or in selecting an appropriate provider. This year, Sun Empire Elementary, Kerman Floyd Elementary, Liberty Elementary, Kerman Middle School and Kerman High School will be offering SES to their students being that they did not meet their AYP Target. Information is provided to all students in a variety of ways. SESservices are for financially eligible students only. Eligibility is determined by qualifying for free or reduced lunch.
If you are interested in these tutorials, and are not currently receiving services from the fall semester, below are the SES Enrollment Windows for the 2015-2016 school year:
Enrollment Window 1:
Friday, October 16, 2015 through Friday, October 23, 2015
Enrollment Window 2:
Friday, January 22, 2016 through Friday, January 29, 2016
All "SES" requests are to be completed and returned by October 23, 2015 and again by January 29, 2016. All services are to be completed by March 31, 2016. Additional information on SES providers is available in your school's office.
Parents can become involved in addressing the school's academic issues by providing input on the Improvement Plan, Parental Involvement Policy, and School-Parent Compacts. Parents will share responsibilities to increase their student's academic achievement by supporting their child's learning in such ways as monitoring attendance, homework completion, and television watching, volunteering in the classroom; and participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to education of their child and positive use of extracurricular time. We invite and encourage you to join us at the various parent meetings we host.
Supplemental Educational Services
Students from Year 2 PI schools that do not elect to participate in Public School Choice may be eligible for free Supplemental Educational Services (SES). These services are classes or tutoring which occur outside the regular school day with educational providers approved by the State Board of Education. If the number of eligible students who apply for the SES program exceeds the financial resources available, the lowest achieving students from low-income families will receive SES first.
The benefits of tutoring include:
- Receiving specific help in English Language Arts, mathematics, or science.
- Tutoring is provided beyond the regular school day.
- Tutoring is delivered in a variety of educational settings.
- Learning plans are developed to address specific academic needs.
- Consultation with the parent/guardian is part of the process for developing your child’s learning plan.
Parents can become involved in addressing the school's academic issues by providing input on the Improvement Plan, Parental Involvement Policy, and School-Parent Compacts. Parents will share responsibilities to increase their student's academic achievement by supporting their child's learning in such ways as monitoring attendance, homework completion, and television watching, volunteering in the classroom; and participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their child and positive use of extracurricular time. We invite and encourage you to join us at the various parent meetings we host.
Parents are notified annually with information regarding the PI status of their child's home school and Public School Choice and Supplemental Educational Services (SES). This information will include procedures and timelines that parents must follow in order to participate in Public School Choice. KUSD holds two (2) Parent Fairs each year where parents may elect to request services. These are held in the fall, semester 1, and winter, semester 2.
Please contact your child’s school for all forms, if you are interested in participating in Public School Choice for the 2015-2016 school year. Only students attending schools identified for Program Improvement are eligible for Public School Choice.
Exiting Program Improvement
When a district or school makes AYP for two consecutive years, it will exit Program Improvement.
If you would like additional information, please contact your child's school.
You will also find a variety of information at the California Department of Education web page Click Here