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Archived FedPro Message

For more information about the programs discussed below,

please contact the Federal Financial Management Section (573) 751-8280.

Updated Supplemental Educational Services (SES) and Public School Choice Regulations


U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings announced final regulations to strengthen and clarify No Child Left Behind (NCLB), focusing on improved accountability and transparency, uniform and disaggregated graduation rates and improved parental notification for Supplemental Education Services and public school choice on October 28, 2008.  The following link takes you to a fact sheet concerning choice and SES:


At this time in the school year, LEAs need to be aware of and focus their efforts on the following areas:

  • Access to Information on District Implementation of Public School Choice and SES (page 1-2)
  • Costs for Parent Outreach Related to Public School Choice and SES (page 3)
  • Use of Funds for Public School Choice and SES (page3)

As you read the final regulations, you will see that the last item is the highest priority.  If the LEA believes it will not need the entire 20% for choice and/or SES, you will need to have fulfilled the identified requirements before you can use the funds for other purposes.  This will definitely be covered and documented better in the new ePeGS system, but for this year you will have to work with your Grants Management supervisor.

Remember all letters to parents need to be dated.  You should still be able to send letters and give parents a two week time period to enroll before the end of January.

If you have questions, please contact Mary Pearce at the number below or your Federal Grants Management supervisor.

Mary Pearce

Supervisor, Federal Programs

SES Contact

Phone:  573-526-4472

Fax:  573-526-6698

Email:  Mary.Pearce@dese.mo.gov


Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Division of School Improvement - Federal Grants Management
Email: webreplyfgm@dese.mo.gov
Phone: 573-751-3468 Fax: 573-526-6698
Revised: December 14, 2005

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