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Supplemental Educational Services (SES)

Update on SES

Former President Barrack Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) on December 10, 2015. ESSA replaces the previous Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001.


On January 28, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) sent a letter to each state with guidance concerning school interventions and supports for the 2016–17 school year. This letter gave states the flexibility of not requiring Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to provide Supplemental Educational Services (SES), Choice, and the notice to parents during the 2016–17 school year. The ED provided additional guidance on February 5, 2016 that highlighted the requirements that California must meet in order to successfully transition to the ESSA.


LEAs were required by the transition provisions in ESSA to continue to implement the same interventions in 2016–17 for those schools who were identified in 2015-2016 for improvement, corrective action, or restructuring. However, California elected not to require LEAs to provide SES and Choice for the 2016–17 school year, as defined in Section 1116 of ESEA.


Thus, Claremont Unified School District will no longer offer SES and Choice.  Individual school sites will offer their own intervention programs that meet the needs of their students.