What are Supplemental Educational Services (SES)?

Supplemental educational services (SES) are free tutoring services that must be offered to low-income children who attend a Title I school that fails to make progress for three years. The tutoring services offer students extra help in academic subjects in language arts literacy, mathematics and science. SES tutoring is provided to students outside the regular school day—before or after school, on weekends, or in the summer.

Why is SES important?

The SES program offers children who may be struggling in school a chance to get the extra academic help and individual instruction they need. Studies suggest that academically based programs offered outside the school day can help students improve their achievement and work habits. Tutoring can help children improve achievement by building on the learning that takes place during the school day. Students at risk of academic failure have the most to gain from tutoring programs. Some of these students may not learn well in traditional classrooms and, through tutoring, can learn in different, perhaps more effective ways. Finally, by helping individual students improve, SES can support teachers’ and principals’ efforts to improve their schools.

What schools are eligible?

As part of the No Child Left Behind Act, schools that have not made AYP for two years must offer SES services to eligible students. For the 2011-2012 school year, School One, School Four and Joseph E. Soehl Middle School must offer SES to low-income students.

Below is a chart of the number of students who were eligible for and the number of students who participated in SES.

School Year

School

# Of SES Eligible Students

# Of Students Participating in SES

2007-2008

One

191

42

2008-2009

One

246

41

2009-2010

One

216

32

2010-2011

One

195

23

2011-2012

One

293

47

School Year

School

# Of SES Eligible Students

# Of Students Participating in SES

2007-2008

Four

226

24

2008-2009

Four

226

47

2009-2010

Four

295

55

2010-2011

Four

221

54

2011-2012

Four

382

61

School Year

School

# Of SES Eligible Students

# Of Students Participating in SES

2007-2008

Soehl

302

38

2008-2009

N/A

0

0

2009-2010

Soehl

445

61

2010-2011

Soehl

470

45

2011-2012

Soehl

733

60

The Annual NJ SES Provider list can be found on the State’s Web site:
http://education.state.nj.us/ses/2011

The following chart explains the Title I Allotment for Linden and the SES Per Pupil Allocation, which is the maximum amount of money to be spent on a student for tutoring.

School Year

Title I Allotment

SES/School Choice Reserve

SES Per Pupil Allocation

2007-2008

$645,685

$129,137

$1,031

2008-2009

$1,090,969

$218,194

$1,216

2009-2010

$1,059,223

$211,845

$1,356

2010-2011

$1,061,972

$212,394

$1,294

2011-2012

$1,006,172

$201,234

$1,164

 

District SES Timeline:

  • Parents of eligible students were notifed in a letter dated Sept. 7, 2011
  • Where possible SES Provider Fairs will be held during Back to School Nights so that parents can have the opportunity to meet and learn about this valuable service.
  • Parents wishing to enroll their student can do so by completing an application found below or use the contact information to receive one.
  • Deadline for application submission is December 16, 2011.

*AS OF DECEMBER 14, 2011; FEDERAL PROGRAMS WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICES PROGRAM (SES). THANK YOU FOR INQUIRING.  

Supplemental Educational Services Provider Form-School One (127.5 KiB)

Supplemental Educational Services Provider Form-School Four (127.3 KiB)

Supplemental Educational Services Provider Form-Soehl Middle School (18.7 KiB)

 

District Contacts for Information and Questions

Carmela Appierto-Hunter                                      Talon D. Fisher
Director of English and Social Studies                  Administrative Assistant for Federal Programs
(908) 486-2800 X 153                                          (908) 486-2800 X 159
cappierto@linden.k12.nj.us                                  tfisher@linden.k12.nj.us