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No Educator Left Behind: Supplemental Services

No Educator Left Behind is a series providing answers from the U.S. Department of Education to questions about the federal No Child Left Behind Act and how it will affect educators. If you have a question about No Child Left Behind, send an e-mail to Ellen Delisio, and we will submit your question to the Department of Education.


What are supplemental services under the No Child Left Behind Act, and what are schools' responsibilities regarding those services?

U.S. Department of Education:

Under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, supplemental services refer to extra help for students in reading, mathematics, and language arts. Students are eligible for supplemental services if their family is classified as low-income by the school district, and if their school has been designated as needing improvement for two years.

The extra help can be provided to students before or after school or on weekends. The law requires school districts to provide parents with a list of state-approved service providers for supplemental services at least annually. In most cases, the school district will pay for the supplemental services directly.

For more information about supplemental services under NCLB, see No Child Left Behind, Supplemental Services.

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