06-17-2008 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #50


Title
2008-09 Supplemental Educational Services Provider/District Contract

Discussion

The federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires districts to offer School Choice with Transportation and Supplemental Educational Services (SES) to eligible students at Title I schools that have not made adequate yearly progress for at least three years.  Parents may select Choice or SES, but not both.  Districts must arrange for the provision of Supplemental Educational Services for eligible students.  Under federal law, only low-income students are eligible for SES.

According to NCLB, parents are able to select the provider of services, and the district must enter into a contract with the provider.  The contract allows for the provider, parent, and school personnel to develop an agreement which includes a statement of specific achievement goals for the students, a description of how the child's progress will be measured and how parents and teachers will be regularly informed of the progress, a timetable for improving achievement and provisions for payment of the services.  In the case of a student with a disability, the agreement must be consistent with the Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

The total projected budget is $1,906,810 based on 15% of the Title I, Part A allocation being set aside for SES.  The amount may change upon receipt of the final federal Title I allocation and is dependent upon program participation.



Recommendation

Approve the updated Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Provider/District Contract for 2008-09 and authorize the superintendent to sign contracts with individual SES providers on behalf of the board.

The district's required set aside for SES is $1,906,810 based on the FY09 Title I, Part A allocation.  The project amount may change due to the number of students participating in SES and/or any adjustments to the final Title I, Part A allocation.



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 6/17/2008
Consent after Information7/15/2008

Authority for Action
P.L. 107-110

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Special Revenue - Federal

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
091,906,810yes42292122970045900312000

Contact
Teresa Wright, Director of Early Childhood & Title I Programs


Attachment:  SES Contract FY2009.pdf