Federal Provisions for School Choice and Supplemental Educational Services
Under Title I of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
All elementary and secondary schools in Pawtucket receive Title I funds to provide extra academic services. The students who participate are in greatest need of assistance to meet the school achievement goals. Title I schools that do not meet these goals are identified by the Rhode Island Department of Education as in need of improvement. The State office announces such schools to the public annually in late spring or summer. At that time parents are notified of school choice options.
A school that has been identified for two or more consecutive years must offer all parents the option to enroll their child(ren) in a school that has not been identified as in need of improvement.
If schools do not meet the achievement goals for three or more consecutive years, children from low income families attending these schools are eligible for free tutoring assistance from Supplemental Educational Service (SES) providers. These providers are approved by the Rhode Island Department of Education on an annual basis. The list of such providers is posted below and annually shared with parents after choice selections have been completed.