Archived FedPro Message
SUBJECT: Applying to Become a Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Provider
LISTSERVE MESSAGE DATE: February 10, 2012
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (the Department) has announced its intention to submit an Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility request to the United States Department of Education. If the Department is granted its waiver request, schools in Missouri will not be required to offer Supplemental Educational Services (SES) in the 2012-2013 school year. Because we do not know when the waiver request will be decided, we are going to conduct a SES provider application process.
Missouri's Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Provider Application for 2012-2013 is now available. The application and scoring guide may be found on the SES webpage at http://dese.mo.gov/divimprove/fedprog/grantmgmnt/Supplemental_Services/.
Existing providers wishing to continue as SES providers for the 2012-2013 school year that are not changing the curriculum or instructional program from its most recent approved application are required to complete only Sections B & C of the new application. These must be submitted in hard copy postmarked no later than March 30, 2012. If the curriculum or instructional program is changing, existing providers are required to submit a new application to be read and evaluated as a new program. New program applications are due postmarked no later than April 2, 2012.
Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and school buildings whose status is “in need of improvement” wishing to become approved SES providers MUST apply by April 2, 2012. Approval is contingent upon Missouri receiving a waiver from the Secretary of Education to allow such school buildings or LEAs to be SES providers.
LEAs and school buildings that were approved SES providers in the 2011-2012 school year whose status is “in need of improvement” MUST submit a new section B & C ONLY if they wish to continue to be an approved SES provider in the 2012-2013 school year. Approval is contingent on the Department receiving a waiver from the Secretary of Education to allow such school buildings or districts to be SES providers for 2012-2013.
David Welch, Director
Gifted Education Programs|Supplemental Educational Services|Public School Choice