What are Supplemental Educational Services?

Supplemental educational services are academic programs beyond the school day (before or after school, or on weekends) designed to help students improve academic performance. Depending upon the provider, this service could take the form of one-on-one tutoring, small group instruction, or on-line delivery (via computers). These tutoring services are provided free of charge to eligible students. The school district pays for these services from No Child Left Behind/Title 1 funds. Parents are able to select a program that best fits their child’s needs from among a list of state approved providers.

 

Who is Eligible?

Students who:

Attend Title I schools that have been identified as Program Improvement in year 2 or beyond;
and
Qualify for free or reduced lunch;
and
Show academic need based on State Assessment scores, benchmark tests and/or classroom grades.

Which BUSD Schools Qualify for SES Services?

  • Thomas Jefferson Elementary
  • Ernie Pyle Elementary
  • Ramona Elementary
  • Washington Elementary
  • Craig Williams Elementary
  • Frank E. Woodruff Elementary

 

How Do I Apply?

Applications are available during the enrollment period at the school sites, or by downloading the form. Parents may then turn in their child’s SES application to their child’s school office during the open enrollment window of January 4 - 22, 2016.

Two Parent Information Meetings will be held on January 15, 2016 at 4:30 P.M. and January 9, 2016 at 9:00 A.M. in the Board Room at the District Office.

All BUSD families that have completed applications are invited to meet all the state approved SES tutoring providers for the district at the SES Provider Fair on January 27, 2016 4:30-6:30 at Bellflower High School’s Multipurpose Room.

If you have any further questions about the SES tutoring program, please contact the Educational Services Department at (562) 866-9011 ext. 5028 or e-mail: tewing@busd.k12.ca.us.

 

Supplemental Educational Services • FAQs

  1. What is the per pupil allocation?
    The California Department of Education sets the annual per pupil allocation. The amount for BUSD is $863.13.
  2. Which schools are eligible for SES services?
    The following schools are eligible for SES services: Craig Williams, Ernie Pyle, Ramona, Thomas Jefferson, Woodruff, and Washington.
  3. Where can the tutoring be done?
    In addition to a student’s home, providers may use local libraries, parks and recreation centers and BUSD schools (see regulations below).
  4. What is the availability of BUSD schools?
    All of our Program Improvement schools have district and site after-school programs. Outside agencies and community groups are allowed to use the sites after these programs end at 6:00 pm. The Use of Facilities form must be completed and approved by the site principal and fees may apply. Proof of insurance and liability waivers are also required.
  5. When do services begin?
    We complete student signups and provider contracts during January/February and services usually begin in March.
  6. What is the process for signing up students?
    A completed SES application should be turned in to the school office. Parents may then attend one of two Parent Information meetings held at the District Office. All BUSD families that have completed applications are then invited to meet all of the state approved SES tutoring providers for the district at the SES Provider Fair where they may select which tutoring companies will fit their family’s needs.
  7. Where are SES applications available?
    SES applications are available in each of the eligible school offices as well as on the BUSD website.

Additional Information

Program Improvement District Letter

Program Improvement General Information

Program Improvement Notification - Thomas Jefferson Elementary

Program Improvement Notification - Ernie Pyle Elementary

Program Improvement Notification - Ramona Elementary

Program Improvement Notification - Washington Elementary

Program Improvement Notification - Craig Williams Elementary

Program Improvement Notification - Frank E. Woodruff Elementary

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