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GOAL program to offer after school tutoring

ERS now a Supplemental Educational Services provider for Program Improvement schools

GOAL program Beginning this fall, students attending a Tulare County school designated as “Program Improvement” can receive free, supplemental tutoring services from a new program created by TCOE’s Educational Resource Services (ERS). Schools that receive federal Title I funds and are in Program Improvement — meaning that their student academic scores have not met growth targets established under the No Child Left Behind law — have funds set aside for supplemental, after school instruction. Under the direction of administrator Dr. Guadalupe Solis, ERS has become a state-approved Supplemental Educational Services (SES) provider in order to make the tutoring services available to county school districts.

The program is known as “GOAL,” which stands for Goal Oriented Academic Learning. This fall, Dr. Solis, and the new program coordinator Timothy Budz, will be marketing GOAL to Tulare County schools. “Our approach to serving students in Program Improvement schools is unique,” says Dr. Solis. “At each site, we will partner with the school’s finest teachers who will provide the supplemental instruction. This will ensure a continuity of instruction and assessment between regular day and after school classes. The program will also benefit from the expertise of our language arts and mathematics instructional consultants,” he adds.

Administrators seeking more information on bringing GOAL to their school should contact Dr. Solis at (559) 651-3831.