Decatur County Community Schools
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5113.02 - SCHOOL CHOICE OPTIONS PROVIDED BY THE NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT

The School Board acknowledges that the Federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 ("NCLBA") provides that the parents/guardians of students enrolled in a Title I school that has been listed for "school improvement" for two (2) or more years, have the right to transfer their children to another school in the Corporation, provided there is a school that provides instruction at the studentsí grade level(s) and such school has not been identified as being in the process of school improvement, corrective action, or restructuring. If there is not another school in the Corporation offering instruction at the studentsí grade level(s) that has not been identified as needing improvement, the Superintendent must contact neighboring corporations and request that they permit students to transfer to a school in one of those corporations. The Superintendent shall also offer Supplemental Educational Services (SES) if a transfer within the Corporation is not possible.

Additionally, students attending a "persistently dangerous" school, as defined by State law have the right to transfer to another "safe" school in the Corporation. If there is not another "safe" school in the Corporation providing instruction at the studentsí grade level(s), the Superintendent must contact neighboring corporations and request that they permit students to transfer to a school in one (1) of those corporations.

Furthermore, a student who is a victim of a "violent crime" on school property also has the right to transfer to another school. If there is not another school in the Corporation providing instruction at the studentís grade level, the Superintendent shall contact neighboring corporations and request that they permit that student to transfer to a school in one of those corporations providing instruction at the studentís grade level.

The School Board authorizes such transfers in accordance with AG 5113.02.

Children who transfer in accordance with this policy will be permitted to remain at the school of transfer until completing the highest grade at the school.

Title I, Section 1116(b)(1)(E) of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
Title I, Section 1116(e) of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
Title IX, Section 9532 of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001