Miller’s Run School – U.S.D. #37

A Safe, Responsible, learning community

3249 VT Rte. 122                                                                  Telephone: 802-626-9755

Sheffield, VT  05866-9607                                                   Fax: 802-626-4316




January 6, 2016

Dear Parents/ Guardians of Miller’s Run School Students:

 You are most likely aware of Miller’s Run School’s status as a “school in need of improvement”.  We are in “Corrective Actions” based upon student performance on NECAP reading and mathematics test scores.  In 2014, our students demonstrated improvement in some areas, however we are still not performing at the level necessary to be removed from the school improvement list.  

One consequence of not making adequate yearly progress in these areas is that MRS is required to set aside an amount of our Title 1 grant funds to provide outside tutoring services for all MRS students who qualify for free or reduced lunch (students don’t have to actually accept free or reduced lunch, they need only be eligible).  The cap on these services for each student is $2783.29. Transportation to and from the provider is the sole responsibility of the families.  Payment for services will be made directly to the provider.

MRS offers our own tutoring at the school by certified teachers through our Enrichment Block as well as through the After School Program at no extra charge to families.  Research shows that tutoring combined with enrichment activities produced the best academic gains for students. To request After School tutoring, speak to your child’s teacher and complete the After School Program registration packet.  

For those interested in the outside tutoring, please refer to the following information.

How Does My Child Qualify?


All children who are eligible for free or reduced lunch qualify for supplemental tutoring services, regardless of whether they belong to a subgroup that performed poorly.  There is no obligation to enroll your child.  Should demand for tutoring exceed the monies we were required to set aside, priority will be given to the lowest performing students. 

How Do I Access These Services?


Attached you will find a form entitled Notification of Intent to Access Supplemental Tutoring ServicesIf you intend to get supplemental tutoring services for your child, please fill out the form and return it to the school.  The school must receive this form no later than January 29, 2016 for you to access funds to pay for tutoring.  Notices received after January 29, 2016 cannot be honored.   Also fill out the application for free and reduced lunch that you received with the first day of school packet of important papers, even if you have no intention of accepting free or reduced lunch, and return it to the school.  This is how the district will determine whether your child meets the financial criteria to receive supplemental tutoring services

You will find a list of supplemental tutoring service providers at the following address:

 A hard copy can be supplied to you by contacting the school office.  You may select from any providers on the list, although some do not provide services in our area so keep that in mind.  You must record the provider contact information on the attached Notification of Intent to Access Supplemental Tutoring Services form.  The school will contact the provider to draft a contract and arrange for billing and payment. 

What Else Do I Need to Know 


Tutoring services must be provided by a person or entity listed on the Vermont’s Approved Providers of Supplemental Educational Services For School Year 2015-2016 document.  The district is not allowed to pay for the services of tutors who do not appear on the list.  We are also not allowed to recommend a provider.  Once you notify us of your choice of provider, we will do the work required to enroll your child with that provider.   Tutoring services must be provided after or before school hours, during vacations, or on weekends.  This tutoring cannot happen during the school day, and may not be able to occur at the school.  Parents are responsible for providing transportation.

If you have any questions or concerns about supplemental tutoring services please feel free to contact me at school and I will work with you to find the answers. 



Sikander Rashid, Principal





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