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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 17 , 2002

State Board of Education to approve Supplemental
Educational Service Providers

Required by the federal No Child Left Behind law of 2001

An initial list of approved providers of Supplemental Educational Services is scheduled to be established by the State Board of Education Thursday.

Schools receiving federal Title 1 funding are required to provide Supplemental Educational Services for students if the school fails to make Adequate Yearly Progress on state standards-based assessments for three consecutive years. In such schools, parents are allowed to pick providers from the list of approved SES providers and the districts then contract with the approved providers for services to eligible students. Districts use a portion of their current federal Title 1 funding to pay for the services.

The State Board adopted criteria in September and disseminated the Application for Supplemental Educational Service Providers in October and accepted applications through December 2. A total of 25 applications were received and subsequently reviewed by staff based on the criteria.

“We’ve moved quickly to complete this project so that affected schools and parents will know who can provide help said State Superintendent of Education Robert E. Schiller.

ISBE staff is recommending that 13 of the applicants be placed on the initial Approved List of Supplemental Service Providers. The approved list will be provided to districts later this month, and the districts, in turn, are required to notify parents of available services. If requested, districts may help parents choose a provider. Districts pay for the services from federal monies they receive. Parents deal directly with the providers of services.

The next round of applications for providers will be solicited between February and April 2003.

Illinois State Board of Education
100 North First Street
Springfield, IL 62777