Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

White Plains City School District


Name of organization:

White Plains City School District

Primary location:

5 Homeside Lane
White Plains, NY 10605

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

Jessica O'Donovan, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction

LEAs where service will be provided:

Post Road Elementary School


Years provider has delivered service:



Evidence that services have been effective:



Title of the instructional program, curriculum series to be used (if appropriate):

Post Road After School and Saturday Academies


Grade level(s) the provider will serve:



Content area(s) provider will serve:

ELA in the After-School Academy
ELA and Math in the Saturday Academy


Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:



Average length of each service session (minutes/hours):

1 hour


Duration of the available service period (e.g. September 1 – June 30; September 1 – August 31; weekends only; summer school only; specific number of weeks or hours, other, etc;):

January thru August for up to 15 weeks


Type of instruction:

Small group instruction (up to 5 students) with opportunities for differentiation by student need.


Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with disabilities:

The instructional design and materials of the Academy programs have been mindful of the needs of SWD, limiting class size to 5 or fewer students, seeking to employ certified special edcators with experience and success in increasing literacy skills of SWD, and combining an effective computer based programs (Imagine Learning/System 44) monitored by a teacher for targeted skill development with high quality authentic reading with a teacher in each session. Practice and continuous feedback are built into the program design. Students' IEPs will be reviewed prior to the initiation of the program and any necessary supports will be put into place to accommodate any special needs.


Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with limited English proficiency:

In addition to the strategies used for SWD, the Academies will provide certified ESOL instructors and/or certified reading teachers to meet the needs of this population. Many of the teachers are Spanish speaking, allowing them to provide L1 support during literacy instruction. Vocabulary development will have an additional emphasis in the teachers directed lessons, as appropriate for these students.


Qualifications of the service provider(s)/instructor(s):

Teachers are NYS certified and highly qualified. Teaching Assistants are NYS certified as well.


Reports to parents, teachers, and LEA (Content, frequency, method of delivery):

Monthly progress reports will be provided to parents, building teachers and classroom teachers. The report will be available in both English and Spanish as applicable.


Will transportation to the service location be provided at no charge if requested? (Note: LEAs are not required to provide or pay for transportation)

The After-school Academy will run simultaneously with the WP Youth Bureau afterschool enrichment program to allow students to engage in recreation after their literacy class and take advantage of the Youth Bureau's after school bussing.


Additional relevant information:


Last Updated: May 2, 2012