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School Choice

Our District's Response to NCLB Requirment for Schools in First Year of School Improvement

When schools do not meet State targets for improving the achievement for all learners, parents need to have the options. One option is to send their child to another school.

Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, addresses this need by giving parents of students enrolled in Title I schools that have been identified for school improvement the opportunity to transfer their child to another school that has not been so identified. The district is responsible for providing, or paying for the provision of, transportation for students to attend their new school. The district must continue to offer school choice to all students in Title I schools identified for school improvement until the school is no longer identified for improvement.

If a district does not have sufficient funds to provide transportation to all students who wish to transfer or if not all students can attend their first choice of schools, priority would be given to the lowest- achieving students from low-income families.

Additionally, students from low-income families enrolled in Title I schools in the second year of school improvement have the choice to obtain supplemental education services for their children. This choice would be in lieu of school choice.