Welcome to Alternative Supports

  • 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.


    Under the ESSA, California is required to implement the same interventions in the 2016–17 school year for schools that were previously identified for program improvement (PI) in the 2015–16 school year; with the exception of the provision of Supplemental Educational Services (SES) and Choice.


    During the 2016–17 school year, under the ESSA, California has elected to eliminate the requirement for LEAs to provide SES. Instead, LEAs with schools identified for PI Year 2 and beyond will be required to provide eligible students with alternative supports. Alternative supports are supplemental activities designed to increase the academic achievement of students.  Socioeconomically disadvantaged students attending a Title I school that is in PI Year 2 and beyond are eligible to receive alternative supports for the 2016–17 school year.


    Grand View, Lincoln, Kennedy, Roosevelt, Washington Intermediate, Dinuba High School & Sierra Vista may offer the following alternative supports and services in 2016–17:


    Additional before and/or afterschool interventions based on student needs in core subjects
    Academic support during the school day provided by Instructional Support Teachers
    Individual tutoring based on student need

    Jefferson Elementary & Wilson Elementary are PI Year 1 and are not eligible for additional services.  Students at these schools will continue to receive during the day and after school interventions already in place.


    Please note that if there are insufficient funds to serve all eligible students, priority will be given to the lowest-achieving, previously identified PI school(s) or the lowest-achieving student(s) attending a previously-identified PI school.

    If you are interested in learning more about the alternative supports available for your child, please contact your school site principal for additional information.