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District Implementation of Public School Choice & SES

Supplemental Educational Services

Supplemental educational services are additional instruction programs designed to increase the academic achievement of students in schools that have not met Adequately Yearly Progress (AYP) for three or more years. These services include help in academic subjects, such as reading, language arts and mathematics, provided free-of-charge to eligible students. These services are provided outside the regular school day-before or after school, on weekends or in the summer. They may be offered through public- or private-sector providers that are approved by the state, such as public schools, public charter schools, local education agencies, educational service agencies, and faith-based organizations. States must maintain a list of approved providers from which parents may elect. The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction has posted the list of approved providers for the 2015-2016 on its website on the Supplemental Educational Services: An Informational Guide for Parents brochure and on the North Dakota's Approved List of Supplemental Service Providers.

School(s) required to offer SES for 15-16: Students who attend one of the above schools and are on free or reduced lunch are eligible. If you are interested in enrolling your child to receive supplemental educational services, complete the student enrollment form which can be picked up at your school office and return to:

Linnett Schmidkunz
BPS Title I Coordinator
5400 Onyx Drive
Bismarck, ND 58503

Supplemental Educational Services

2008-20092009-20102010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016
Number of Students Eligible to Receive SESN/A1255479041405706653651
Number of Students Who Participated in SESN/A647176173759561


Public School Choice

When a school is identified as not meeting the state established Adequately Yearly Progress (AYP) proficiency percentages for two consecutive years or more, the No Child left Behind Act (NCLB) requires that the school be identified as a program improvement school and that the school offer school choice to parents whose students attend the identified school. This means that, if a parent wishes, he/she may request to send their child to another school in the district that is currently meeting AYP as space is available and transportation costs must be covered by the school district. Priority is given to the lowest achieving children from low-income families. Public School Choice is the option for a student to attend another public school within the district that is outside the student's school attendance area.

List of schools offering school choice for 15-16List of schools to which eligible students may request a transfer as space is available:Both of these schools are nearing capacity and space is very limited. If more requests for transfer are received than the school can accommodate, priority will be given to the lowest achieving children from low income families.

School Choice

2009-20102010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016
Number of Students Eligible to Participate in School Choice2,2392,1952,8362,1241,5441,8641,864
Number of Students Who Participated in School Choice1516134370



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