PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT CHOICE

  • Public school choice is offered to all students in low-performing Title I schools that were identified for improvement, corrective action or restructuring. Choice is offered to provide them the opportunity to attend a higher quality school, even as the low-performing schools are being improved.

    A LEA must provide public school choice by the beginning of the academic school year. Choice continues to be offered to all students at the eligible school until the school is no longer identified for improvement. The school is no longer identified for program improvement when the school makes AYP for two consecutive years.

    If an eligible student exercises the option to transfer to another public school, an LEA must permit the student to remain in that school until he or she has completed the highest grade in the school. However, the LEA is no longer obligated to provide transportation for the student after the end of the school year in which the student's school of origin is no longer identified for school improvement, corrective action, or restructuring.

    The district will determine the range of alternative schools which are eligible for students to transfer. Students may not transfer to any schools: (1) that have been identified for improvement, corrective action, or restructuring: or (2) that have been identified by the State as persistently dangerous.