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School Choice And Supplemental Educational Services Available To Qualifying Students

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- San Bernardino City Unified School District students who attend Program Improvement (PI) schools may be eligible for special services or school transfers. A school is designated Program Improvement if it has not made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in the same category for two consecutive years. A school exits PI if it meets its AYP targets for two consecutive years. AYP data for all California public schools is available at www.ed-data.k12.ca.us/welcome.asp. This week the District is mailing letters to parents whose children may qualify for Public School Choice or free Supplemental Educational Services under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. Public School Choice gives parents the option to transfer their child from a PI school to a non-PI school. Supplemental Educational Services provide low-income, low-achieving students with the opportunity to receive free tutoring from state-approved providers. Parents interested in either program must complete the application form they receive with their letter. Completed applications must be received by the District’s Categorical Programs Department by Friday, October 11. Only students who meet the necessary qualifications will be accepted into each program. Parents of students who qualify for Supplemental Educational Services are encouraged to attend a Provider Fair. The Provider Fairs are Friday, October 4 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, October 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the San Bernardino Adult School. For more information, please call 909-381-1200.

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