Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
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Supplemental Educational Services - School Districts1. What are supplemental educational services?
2. Why are supplemental educational services important?
3. What role do district policymakers play in SES?
4. Who is eligible to receive supplemental services?
5. What is a state-approved provider?
6. How are providers selected for approval by the department?
7. Is the school district required to notify parents about the availability of supplemental educational services?
8. Is a district required to provide parents the list of providers?
9. Can a district set a deadline by which parents must apply for their child to participate in supplemental educational services?
10. Who selects the approved provider for supplemental educational services?
11. What happens after a parent selects a supplemental service provider for his or her child?
12. Does the law apply to charter schools?
13. Is the school district responsible for providing transportation to the service provider?
14. Are there any circumstances under which a district would not have to provide supplemental educational services to eligible students?
15. How long should supplemental educational services be provided to eligible students?
16. Can a parent switch to another provider during the school year if they are not happy with the services their child is receiving?
17. Can parents choose to transfer their child to another public school AND obtain supplemental educational services for them?
18. Who coordinates supplemental educational services at the local level?
19. How much must a school district spend on supplemental educational services?
20. Must all of the funding for supplemental services come from Title I funds?
21. In addition to Title I, what other federal funds may be used to pay for supplemental services?
22. How is the 20% set aside to be allocated for public school choice options?
23. How much money can be spent per pupil?
24. How will school districts find out which providers are approved to serve eligible students in their districts?
25. Is there a list of providers identified as statewide providers that might serve rural counties?
26. When should districts begin communicating with providers?
27. Can the school district determine timelines for providers to sign the contract with the district and begin services to students?
28. Will providers that serve multiple districts be able to vary their fees for services, as some districts will have more money available than others?
29. What are district policies related to the use of school facilities by supplemental educational services providers?
30. Who sets the exact hourly rate to be paid to providers? May this rate vary from provider to provider?
31. How are providers paid?
32. What restrictions are placed on providers for marketing and recruiting students?
33. What can providers expect by participating in district provider fairs or meetings?
34. Could the provider fair be set up for providers to recruit students from many schools in a district?
35. What other ways might providers market their program in districts?
36. What happens after a parent selects a supplemental educational services provider for his or her child?
37. Can a provider use its own assessment to identify student needs for writing goals for the PDPA?
38. What are the contractual obligations of providers to a school district to continue services if their students achieve the goals originally agreed to in the PDPA?
39. What is required of providers in reporting student progress to parents and the studentís school and district?
40. What if a student does not regularly attend tutoring sessions?
41. How are providers of supplemental educational services held accountable?
42. How will the public know if supplemental service providers are effective?
43. What is the role of the state in monitoring and evaluation?
44. What is the role of districts in the monitoring process?
45. What will providers have to do as part of the monitoring process?
46. Does a district have to provide choice with transportation services to students whose parents chose for them to attend another school during the school year or can the district require them to attend the school within their attendance zone for summer school programs?
47. Can a provider round to the nearest half hour for total hours of tutoring for students within the districtís per pupil allocation?
48. Can teachers or paraprofessionals (aides) provide tutoring services to students with whom they work during the instructional day?