Office of Supplemental Educational Programs
The Office of Supplemental Educational Programs (OSEP) administers the following federally funded programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA):
- Title I, Part A: Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged;
- Title I, Part C: Migrant Education;
- Title III: Language Instruction for English Language Learners and Immigrant Students; and
- Title IX, Part C: McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act.
In addition, the office oversees and coordinates the implementation of the state’s programs for:
- Bilingual Education (J.A.C. 6A:15);
- State Seal of Biliteracy (J.A.C. 6A:8-5.3);
- Education for Homeless Children (J.A.C. 6A:17-1.1 to 2.9); and
- Educational Stability for Children in Foster Care (J.A.C. 6A:17-4).
Working on the above federal and state programs, allows office staff to:
- Coordinate the implementation of all statutory and legislative requirements;
- Oversee all associated programs’ rules, regulations, and policies;
- Provide technical assistance and guidance to all applicable stakeholders;
- Collect and distribute program data; and
- Monitor each program and applicable uses of funds.
The office also provides support to the federally mandated Title I Committee of Practitioners; and chairs the mandated State Advisory Committee on Bilingual Education.