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					Supplemental Educational
       Services

 WASHINGTON STATE
PROVIDER APPLICATION
      2010-2011
                 General Information

 A Title I, Part A school that fails to make Adequate Yearly
  Progress (AYP) for three consecutive years or more is
  required to offer Supplemental Educational Services (SES)
  to Title I eligible students. Parents select a state-approved
  SES provider that has met all state and federal eligibility
  requirements. The district contracts with the parent-
  selected provider. [No Child left Behind P.L. 107-110,
  Section 1116(e)].
                   Who Can Apply
 Teacher Groups and           Educational Service
  Organizations                 Districts (ESDs)

 School Districts/Schools     Colleges and Universities


 Faith-based Organizations    Distance Learning
                                Providers
 For Profit Organizations
                               Not for Profit
 Native American Tribal
                                Organizations
  Groups
              Application Deadline

 The deadline for submitting an application to be an
 SES provider for the 2010-2011 school year is:

                    April 30, 2010

 All application materials must be submitted
 electronically by 4:30 PM PST on the OSPI iGrants
 system. No applications will be accepted in hard
 copy form and none will be accepted after this date.
                               Definitions
 State Education Agency (SEA):        Provider: a school district,
  the state education office            nonprofit, or for profit entity
                                        that
 Eligible Student: a child in a           Has a demonstrated method of
                                            effectiveness in increasing student
  Title I school that qualifies for         achievement
  free or reduced lunch                    Is capable of providing SES
                                            consistent with the EALRs and the
 Applicant: one that applies to            school district curriculum
  be an SES provider                       Is financially sound
                                           Is willing to abide by all
                                            applicable assurances
                                       Supplemental Educational
                                        Services: tutoring and other
                                        supplemental academic
                                        enrichment services
                 State Responsibilities

 Specifically, the state must:

   Consult with parents, teachers, districts, and interested
    members of the public to promote maximum
    participation by providers to ensure, to the extent
    practicable, that parents have as many choices as
    possible.
   Provide and disseminate broadly, through an annual
    notice to potential providers, the process for obtaining
    approval to be a provider of SES.
   Develop and apply objective criteria for approving
    potential providers.
              State Responsibilities


 Maintain an updated list of approved providers, across
  the state, by school district, from which parents may
  select.
 Develop, implement, and publicly report on standards
  and techniques for monitoring the quality and
  effectiveness of services offered by approved SES
  providers, and for withdrawing approval from providers
  that fail, for two consecutive years, to contribute to
  increasing the academic proficiency of students served by
  the providers.
           District Responsibilities

 A district must:

   Notify parents about the availability of services, at
    least annually [Section 1116(e)(2)(A)].
   Help parents choose a provider, if requested
    [Section 1116(e)(2)(B)].
   Determine which students should receive services
    if not all students can be served [Section
    1116(e)(2)(C)].
   Assist the SEA in identifying potential providers
    within the district [Section 1116(e)(4)(A)]).
   Protect the privacy of students who receive SES
    [Section 1116(e)(2)(D)].
           District/Provider Agreement

 Once parents select a provider for their child, the district
  must enter into an agreement with the provider that
  includes the following:

   Specific achievement goals for the student, which must be
    developed in consultation with the student’s parents
    [Section 1116(e)(3)(A)].
   A description of how the student’s progress will be
    measured and how the student’s parents and teachers
    will be regularly informed of that progress [Section
    1116(e)(3)(A) and (B)].
   A timetable for improving the student’s achievement
    [Section 1116(e)(3)(A).
         District/Provider Agreement

 A provision for termination of the agreement if the
  provider fails to meet student progress goals and
  timetables [Section 1116(e)(3)(C)].
 Provisions governing payment for the services, which
  may include provisions addressing missed sessions
  [Section 1116(e)(3)(D)].
 A provision prohibiting the provider from disclosing to
  the public the identity of any student eligible for or
  receiving SES without the written permission of the
  student’s parents [Section 1116(e)(3)(E)].
 An assurance that SES will be provided consistent with
  applicable health, safety, and civil rights laws [Section
  1116(e)(5(C)].
              Provider Responsibilities

 A provider is responsible for meeting the terms of its
  agreement with the District (See G-2 of the SES Guidance),
  including:

   Enabling the student to attain his or her specific
    achievement goals (as established by the district, in
    consultation with the student’s parents and the provider)
    [Section 1116(e)(3)(A)].
   Measuring the student’s progress, and regularly
    informing the student’s parents and teachers of that
    progress [Section 1116(e)(3)(A) and (B)].
          Provider Responsibilities

   Adhering to the timetable for improving the student’s
    achievement that is developed by the district in
    consultation with the student’s parents and the
    provider [Section 1116(e)(3)(A)].
   Ensuring that it does not disclose to the public the
    identity of any student eligible for or receiving SES
    without the written permission of the student’s
    parents [Section 1116(e)(3)(E)]
   Providing SES consistent with applicable health,
    safety, and civil rights laws [Section 1116(e)(5)(C)].
   Providing SES that are secular, neutral, and non-
    ideological [Section 1116(e)(5)(D)].
                      Fingerprinting

 All tutors that will have any contact with students in any
  capacity of the SES program must have their fingerprints
  taken and be cleared by the Washington State Patrol (WSP)
  and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) prior to any
  work with students.

 Please pay close attention to the fingerprint section of the
  application (final two pages) as the process could vary
  depending on where you have your fingerprints taken.

 If you believe that an employees prints are already on file,
  please contact the Title I office at OSPI for verification.
                    Video Conferences

 Approved providers will also be expected to be represented
 at four video conferences during the 2010-2011 school year.
     July 21, 2010
     September 15, 2010
     January 12, 2011
     April 13, 2011
 These conferences are scheduled to run from 10 a.m.-noon
 PST. Dial in information will be provided for companies
 that are too far to join one of the live sites. One missed
 conference will result in probation, the second will result in
 revocation of your approval status pending review.
                 Application Process

 Applications are due to OSPI by April 30TH
 Initial readings are done as applications come in
 Fiscal screening is concluded by May 28TH
 Assurances are reviewed in the first two weeks of June
 District and provider feedback is returned by June 11TH
  and evaluated into the application process
 Official notice is mailed to providers on or by June 28TH
 Listing is sent to the webmaster to be posted on July 1ST

				
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