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NEWS RELEASES 2002-03

NEWS RELEASES 2002-03 :: JULY 18, 2002

SUPPLEMENTARY EDUCATIONAL SERVICE PROVIDERS CAN APPLY TO BE ON STATE APPROVED LIST

Companies and organizations that provide academic tutoring services can now apply to be on the state's list of supplemental education service providers. Eligible Title I schools will use this state approved list to contract for tutoring services for underachieving students.

Under the new federal education legislation, No Child Left Behind, Title I schools that have been in school improvement for two years are required to provide supplemental education services to qualified underachieving students. A list of schools eligible to contract for these services in the 2002-03 school year will be available following the release of the 2001-02 ABCs accountability program results at the Sept. 12 State Board of Education meeting.

The Department of Public Instruction is initiating the application process now to ensure that students who need these services will have the opportunity to receive immediate assistance. Supplemental education service providers who would like to be on this list must complete an application (available for downloading at http://www.ncpublicschools.org/nclb/SESPapp.pdf - 148kb file size) and be approved by the Department of Public Instruction. An introductory letter (107 kb file size requires Adobes' Free Acrobat Reader) contains instructions for completing the application.

For more information, please contact the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction'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.