The Plaquemines Parish School Board may be required to make available to parents of eligible children in schools identified in school improvement, opportunities for higher academic achievement through the offering of supplemental educational services (SES).


Supplemental educational services (SES) are additional academic instruction in reading, language arts/English, and/or mathematics that are designed to increase the academic achievement of students in schools in need of improvement.  These services may include academic assistance such as tutoring, remediation and other educational interventions that are consistent with the content and instruction used by the Plaquemines Parish School Board, and which are aligned with the State of Louisiana’s academic content standards.  In keeping with provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001(NCLB), all supplemental educational services shall be provided outside of the regular school day, before or after school, on weekends, or in the summer, and shall be of high quality, research-based, and specifically designed to increase student academic achievement.


School Boards with schools in their second year of school improvement shall be required to offer supplemental educational services as part of their school improvement efforts.  The School Board shall be required to notify parents of the need to offer SES, to explain the process, to define the scope of services, and to select agencies to offer these services, and identify eligible low-achieving students.


Identification shall include a determination of which students should receive services when all students cannot be served.


Supplemental educational services shall be offered until the school in question is no longer identified for school improvement according to the requirements of NCLB.


All supplemental educational services, assessments of eligible students, and responsibilities of the School Board and SES providers shall be in accordance with regulations outlined in Bulletin 124, Supplemental Educational Services.


New policy:  April, 2010

Adopted:  November 1, 2010


Plaquemines Parish School Board