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For Immediate Release: December 15, 2010
Title I Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Provider
Annual Application Period for NEW Providers
Technical Assistance Workshop to be Held for NEW SES Applicants
The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has opened the annual application period for agencies and individuals interested in serving as New Jersey Title I Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Providers beginning in the 2011-2012 school year.
The 2011-2012 SES Provider Application is for NEW APPLICANTS ONLY.
Beginning in the 2010—2011 school year, state approved New Jersey Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Providers will no longer be required to submit a Biennial Renewal Application. Current NJ SES Providers will receive detailed information on the renewal process shortly.
The application period for NEW SES Providers is open from December 14, 2010 until Monday, February 28, 2011 at noon. The Notice of Application is available on the NJDOE Web site at www.nj.gov/njded/title1/program/ss/.
A provider of SES may be any public or private (non-profit or for-profit) entity that meets the regulatory criteria for approval. Public schools (including charter schools), private schools, districts, educational service agencies, institutions of higher education, faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, business groups, and individuals are among the types of entities that may apply to the NJDOE for approval to provide SES. All potential providers are held to the same evaluation and approval criteria.
To assist new applicants, the NJDOE is holding a Technical Assistance Session. The Technical Assistance Session includes information about the application process, the background and provisions of SES and the monitoring and reporting expectations. This session will be held Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at the New Jersey Department of Education, 1st floor conference room, 100 River View Plaza, Trenton, NJ. The session will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at noon. All attendees must register on-line at http://education.state.nj.us/events. Space is limited; therefore, no more than two representatives from each organization can be accommodated. The snow date is Thursday, January 27, 2011.
Supplemental Educational Services is a program required under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The U.S. Department of Education (USDE) defines SES as additional academic assistance for low-income students who attend Title I schools that are designated as in need of improvement for two or more years. This additional academic assistance is designed to provide opportunities for students to increase their level of academic achievement on state tests, particularly in language arts literacy, mathematics and science. Title I schools that are in improvement status must offer parents of eligible students the option to receive SES from a state-approved provider. The USDE requires districts with schools that do not meet state standards to use 20% of their Title I funds to provide income eligible children with additional help. Additional help means paying for tutoring or remedial services, outside of the regular school day. SES could take place before school, after school, on weekends, or during the summer.
The application process for NEW SES providers is based on the following criteria:
The current list of approved SES providers is posted on the NJDOE Web site at http://www.nj.gov/education/title1/program/ss/providers/apprv-1011/.
Information to Review and Consider Before Applying to Become an SES Provider in New Jersey
For more information, please contact the Department of Education’s Public Information Office at (609) 292-1126.