Supplemental education services for Middle Ridge, Clements students
Parents of students at Middle Ridge Elementary and Clements Middle Schools are invited to attend an informal meeting on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Middle Ridge Elementary to review possible Supplemental Educational Services currently available for their children. After the informal meeting, parents will have the opportunity to meet various qualified SES providers in the local area.
According to Ms. Paulette Bragg, Director of Federal Programs for Newton County Schools, Supplemental Educational Services equates to free tutoring for students by outside organizations — paid for by federal funds. The services are mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
“It is additional academic instruction provided outside the regular school day,” said Bragg. “It is designed to increase the academic achievement of low income students who attend qualifying schools. In our system, we currently have two schools that qualify — Middle Ridge Elementary and Clements Middle.”
Bragg added that “low income students” are determined by their eligibility for free or reduced price meals.
Details of the program and procedures for receiving the services will be explained at the Parent Informational Meetings. Immediately following the meet- ing, the school district will host a Providers Fair to allow parents to meet and interview the numerous SES providers available.
Two meetings will be held on Sept. 27 — one for Middle Ridge and one for Clements.
At Middle Ridge, parent registration begins at 9:15 a.m., the meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. and the SES Providers Fair is from 10:15 a.m. until 12:15 p.m.
At Clements parent registration begins at 12:15 p.m., the meeting starts at 12:30 p.m. and the SES Providers Fair is from 1:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m..
For more information about the SES program, contact Ms. Kim Johnson, NCSS Coordinator for Parental Involvement and Supplemental Educational Services at (770) 787-1330 ext. 1218.