West Clermont Local School District
Administrative Guidelines
 

5113.02 - SCHOOL CHOICE OPTIONS PROVIDED BY THE NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT

School Improvement

If a student is attending a school within the District that has failed to make adequate yearly progress (AYP) in increasing student academic achievement, such student shall be allowed to attend another school within the district that made AYP, provided there is a school in the District that offers instruction at the studentís grade level and such school has not been identified as being in the process of school improvement, corrective action, or restructuring and has not been identified as persistently dangerous.

Not later than the first day of school of the school year following the school year in which the school has been identified as failing to make AYP and in need of school improvement, corrective action, or restructuring by the State Board of Education, the Board will provide students and parents with the opportunity to transfer to another school within the District beginning with the start of the next school year. Priority will be given to the lowest achieving children from low income families within the District.

If the student elects transfer to another school within the District, such transfer will be in effect until the studentís original school is no longer identified as being in the process of school improvement, corrective action, or restructuring and has made AYP for two (2) consecutive years. Additionally, although the transfer is temporary in nature, a student will be permitted to remain at the receiving school until s/he has completed the highest grade offered at the school.

If transfer within the District is not possible (i.e., all the schools at a grade level are in school improvement or there is only one school in the District at the studentís grade level), the Board will provide students and parents with the opportunity to receive Supplemental Educational Services (SES). SES will be provided outside the regular school day and may include such services as tutoring, remediation, and other educational interventions designed to increase student academic achievement.

Persistently Dangerous Schools

If a student is attending a school within the District that has been designated as "persistently dangerous" or has become the victim of a violent criminal offense, as determined by Ohio law, while in or on the grounds of the school that the student is assigned to attend, such student shall be allowed to attend another school within the District that is not persistently dangerous, provided there is a school in the District that offers instruction at the studentís grade level and such school has not been identified as being in the process of school improvement, corrective action, or restructuring.

Within ten (10) days after a school in the District has been designated as "persistently dangerous" by the State Board of Education, the Board will provide students and parents with notice of such designation and offer students the opportunity, at least fourteen (14) days of the start of the upcoming school year, to transfer to a safe school within the District beginning at the start of the next school year.

If a student elects to be transferred to a safe school, the Board will make reasonable efforts to transfer the student within thirty (30) days. Such transfer will be in effect as long as the studentís original school is designated as persistently dangerous. Although the transfer will be temporary in nature, a student may be permitted to complete his/her education through the highest grade level at the receiving school. In making its decision, the Board will consider the educational needs of the student, including the studentís ability to succeed if returned to the original school.

Victim of Violent Crime

If student is identified as the victim of a violent criminal offense, as determined by Ohio law (i.e., the student has been identified as the victim and the perpetrator has plead guilty to or been adjudicated or convicted of a violent criminal offense in Ohio court), s/he will be provided notice of the opportunity to transfer to another school within the District that is not persistently dangerous and has not been identified as being in the process of school improvement, corrective action, or restructuring. Such notice shall be provided prior to the start of the next school year.

© Neola 2003