NDSP: Education Support

All education support must have authorization and prior approval from the pertinent Area NDSP Area Instructional Systems Specialist.

Summer School

Summer school may be approved on a case-by-case basis in those instances where it is mandatory to make-up instructional time lost due to evacuation, permanent change of station move, differences in the inclusive dates of the school year, or other unforeseen emergency situations.

Services for students with disabilities may be provided during school recess periods only when required by an Individualized Education Program (IEP) as extended school year services. Determination of the need for extended school year is made in accordance with DoD Instruction 1342.12 special education guidance.


  • PSAT examination fees for students in grades 10 and 11 may be reimbursed. PSAT examination preparation courses may not be reimbursed.
  • Cost for SAT/ACT examinations are not authorized. Travel expenses to and from SAT testing centers will not be reimbursed.
  • Costs for SAT/ACT preparation courses and materials are not authorized.

Child Find

Child Find is an ongoing process used by DoDEA and the military departments to actively seek and identify individuals (from birth to age 21, inclusive) who are eligible to receive special education and related services.

Supplemental Instructional Support

Supplemental instructional support may be reimbursed up to the allowable rate BUT MUST BE PRE-APPROVED by the Area NDSP Education Instructional Systems Specialist (ISS). In addition to the “Base School” educational allowance, $4,100 per student – per school year may be authorized only for the following reasons:

Foreign Language:

The approved school offers its curriculum in a language that the child does not know well enough in order to progress in the curriculum. Students attending a school where the language of instruction is other than English when there is no English speaking school option available, may be authorized tutoring in the foreign language up to the maximum allowable rate of $4,100. Approval for supplemental instruction must be based on documented education need. Materials required for language instruction/tutoring must also be approved in advance.

Authorized services are based on the language proficiency and age of the child.

Gifted Education:

Students may qualify under the DoDEA criteria for supplemental instruction or materials for gifted education by submitting documentation from the previous public or private school's gifted education program or the current public or private school's assessment. Parents must submit evidence to support requests for assessments. The maximum allowable rate for supplemental instruction for gifted education is $4,100.

Tutoring/Supplemental Course Work:

The child requires assistance in basic classes:

  1. In grades K-3, the student requires compensatory/supported instruction because he/she is not progressing or performing within the normal developmental range.
  2. In grades 4-12, the student is failing or in jeopardy of failing (this includes AP and IB courses).
    1. The approved school does not provide instruction in academic subjects generally offered by public schools in the U.S. for students in grades 9-12 (i.e., English, United States history, United States government, geometry, algebra) and the student will have no other opportunity to complete the courses prior to graduation.
    2. The approved school requires additional instruction to enable the child to enter a grade or remain in the same grade in the school.
    3. The child, upon returning to post along with his/her family subsequent to an authorized / ordered evacuation, requires additional instruction to successfully complete the current school year.

The sponsor and school must submit documentation in evidence of a request for supplemental instruction. This may include current grade/progress reports and narrative description of current functioning from the teacher. Additional information may be requested. Approvals are generally for up to an eighteen week period. Requests for extended tutoring must be accompanied by a progress report for the previous period of authorized assistance.

Tutoring time is based on the age of the child and the curricular areas being addressed. Tutoring is generally authorized for one to five hours per week. Tutoring will not be authorized to assist in completing homework.