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Supplemental Educational Services and Public School Choice Required for Title I Schools Not Making AYPMichigan Department of Education ESEA Flexibility Waiver Approved by United States Department of Education July 19, 2012-Impact Upon Supplemental Educational Services (SES)
The Michigan Department of Education's (MDE) request to the U.S. Department of Education (USED) for waiver of requirements established by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, was approved on July 19, 2012. This flexibility approval will allow local school districts more freedom in how they use some of their federal Title I, Part A, and other federal funds, to improve student achievement and close achievement gaps; recognize schools that are meeting or exceeding achievement goals; ensure students have effective educators in their schools; and include in the school accountability scorecard: science, social studies, and writing, in addition to the NCLB-required math and English language arts. Additional information about the MDE ESEA Flexibility Waiver approved may be found on the MDE website at: http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140--282806--,00.html
School districts will no longer be required to implement SES in identified buildings effective with the 2012-2013 school year. The SES tutoring program will no longer be operational effective with the 2012-2013 school year. The MDE will no longer solicit applications for new SES providers, and will no longer implement or publish a list of MDE-approved SES providers.
Supplemental Educational Services
Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), certain students in schools that have been identified as not making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and considered identified for Improvement, Corrective Action, or Restructuring are eligible for Supplemental Educational Services (SES). Supplemental Educational Services are tutoring, small group, or computer instruction in reading or math provided before or after school, on weekends, or during the summer.
Tutoring is provided by entities approved by the Michigan Department of Education. These tutoring entities are referred to as "SES Providers." SES providers may be a local school or school district, a non-profit or for profit business, an institute of higher education (college or university), a faith-based organization, or even a group of teachers.
School Districts are required to annually notify parents of the opportunity for their children to participate in SES. Notifications are generally sent in early in the fall.
Tutoring is provided at no cost to parents. In order to be eligible for SES, two requirements must be met: First, the child must attend a Title I school that is Identified for Improvement - Year 2, or is in Corrective Action or Restructuring. Second, the child must qualify for free or reduced meals. If you are not sure whether your child is eligible, check with your child's school or the school district office. Neither schools nor tutoring service providers are allowed to make public the names of eligible students.
2012-13 SES Provider Application Information for All Applicants
Applicant entities seeking to become a MDE-approved SES Provider submitted during the April 1 through April 30, 2012 window for new applicants were notified July 2, 2012. Applicants that submitted an incomplete application were notified that their application was not reviewed and that they may apply next year.
All decisions made by the MDE are final. There is no appeal process.
Electronic Application Process
Applicants must complete and submit the application, including all required attachments online at: www.mde-ses.com (Now Closed!)
The SES Provider Application window was open Sunday, April 1, 2012, through Monday, April 30, 2012.
There will be NO exceptions made to the application deadline.
2012-13 SES Sample Provider Application and Rubric (updated 3-16-2012)
...for School Districts, Parents and OthersSES Provider Reports for 2011-12
2011-12 SES Service Information
Public School Choice
Public School Choice is another component of the ESEA. This initiative requires any Title I school (schoolwide or targeted assistance) that is identified for Improvement, Corrective Action, or Restructuring to offer parents the option to transfer their child to another school that is not so identified. All students enrolled in the Title I building in this status are eligible to participate in Public School Choice. School districts are required to pay for the transportation to the new school to which the students transfer.
School districts are required to notify parents of the opportunity to transfer 14 days before the first day of school. Contact your local school district if you are unsure of your school's AYP status.
2010-11 SES Service Information
SES Allocation Information
The final Title I Regulations of October 2008 require state education agencies (SEAs) to post the following information:
The allocation information may be found here:
These amounts are based on the final Title I allocations for the academic year.
2009-10 SES Service Information
Supplemental Educational Services Complaint Process
The Michigan Department of Education maintains a process for individuals wishing to file a complaint when there are allegations regarding issues with the implementation of SES by school districts or the delivery of services by SES providers. Individuals wishing to file a complaint must complete a complaint form and return it to the MDE as outlined within the form.
Evaluation of Supplemental Educational Services
General SES Information
SES Information for School Districts
SES Information for Providers
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