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Choice with TransportationWhen schools do not meet state targets for improving the achievement of all students, parents need to have better options, including the option to send their child to another school. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) responds to that need by giving parents of children enrolled in schools that receive Title I funding and that are identified for “school improvement” the opportunity to transfer their children to a school that has not been so identified.
- Options for Title I Schools Not Making AYP (Word, 54KB)
This link provides information regarding the choice options for Title I schools that do not make adequate yearly progress for one or more years.
- Eligible Schools Are Required to Offer NCLB School Choice Options
A district-by-district list of schools that must offer public school choice to all students enrolled in Title I schools that have been identified for school improvement, corrective action, or restructuring.
Laws and Regulations
- Non-Regulatory Guidance – Public School Choice (Word)
The Non-Regulatory Guidance includes a number of questions that address issues based on experiences gained from the implementation of NCLB public school choice option.
- No Child Left Behind, Public Law
This page provides two different sections - the entire NCLB law document and Title I, Part A- of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act 2001, which is an amendment of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and has been enacted to close the achievement gap with accountability, flexibility, and choice, so that no child is left behind.
- Title I Federal Regulations
The Federal Regulations for Title I provides guidance for governing the programs under Title I, Parts A, C and D of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) 1965. These regulations provide guidance for the implementation of the ESEA as amended by the NCLB Act 2001.
- Data Elements and Format for Reporting
This web site provides links for the required data elements and format for reporting choice data.
- Parent Guide to School Choice with Transportation (CWT) (Word, 64KB)
This link provides information for parents regarding CWT.
- Guidance for Districts Participating in Early Notification of NCLB School Choice through Choice with Transportation (RTF, 318KB)
A district that wishes to align public school choice options with the district’s overall choice options may participate in Early Notification. This document includes strategies, steps, and an Early Notification Plan template to help a school district implement Early Notification of public school choice options. If a district wishes to offer public school choice early for the 2010-2011 school year, the district must complete an Early Notification Plan and submit the plan to the Department for approval.
- Samples of Parent Notification Letter (PDF)
This Technical Assistance Paper was developed by the department staff to provide school districts and school personnel with information related to the parent notification and No Child Left Behind Public School Choice.
- www.BuildingChoice.org is an online toolkit of resources for public school choice, drawn from diverse school districts across the country.
- Giving Parents Options: Strategies for Informing Parents and Implementing Public School Choice And Supplemental Educational Services Under No Child Left Behind - This US ED publication provides school districts and States with ideas and strategies for reaching parents and implementing the public school choice and SES provisions of No Child Left Behind.
- Innovations in Education Guides - The Innovations in Education book series is published by the Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education. The books highlight promising practices in putting the No Child Left Behind Act to work, expanding the pool of high-quality choice schools, and engaging parents.