STATE ACCEPTS APPLICATIONS FOR SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICE PROVIDERS
RALEIGH, N.C. - A Cumberland County principal has received the state's top honor in the 2003 Wachovia Principal of the Year competition.
No Child Left Behind requires that Title I schools that have been in school improvement for two years provide supplemental educational services in reading and mathematics to eligible underachieving students. Eligible students are defined as children who are from low-income families attending Title I schools in need of improvement (first priority for service), and attending a Title I school that has failed to make adequate yearly progress (AYP) for three or more years.
For the 2003-04 school year, the state anticipates that schools at all grade levels (K-12) in the counties listed below will be required to offer supplemental educational services:
- Durham County
- Forsyth County
- Gaston County
- Halifax County
- Lee County
- Mecklenburg County
- Robeson County
- Scotland County
- Wake County
- Wayne County
The list of individual schools that must offer supplemental educational services will be available when the results of the state's testing program are released no later than September 2003. The Department of Public Instruction is providing prospective providers an opportunity to begin the application process in order for students who quality for services to receive them as close to the beginning of the school year as possible.
Because the law mandates that the state identify and approve supplemental educational service providers (SESPs), the Department of Public Instruction and State Board of Education have finalized the application for SESPs. A copy of the application and more in-depth information are available on DPI's Web site, http://www.ncpublicschools.org by clicking on No Child Left Behind or by calling DPI's Division of School Improvement at 919.807.3911.
About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 126 charter schools serving over 1.5 million students in kindergarten through high school graduation. The agency is responsible for all aspects of the state's public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education.
For more information:
NCDPI Communication and Information Division, 919.807.3450.