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NCLB Public School Choice. Consequences of Failure to Make AYP: Schools serving students with Title I, Part A Funds. Two years: designated as a “school in need of improvement;” parents offered public school choice

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NCLB

Public School Choice


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Consequences of Failure to Make AYP: Schools serving students with Title I, Part A Funds

Two years:designated as a “school in need of improvement;” parents offered public school choice

Three years: “school in need of improvement” status continues; parents’ options include supplemental services (SES) or public school choice


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School Designations students with Title I, Part A Funds

In accordance with Title I Federal regulations, a school is identified for “school improvement” when it fails to make AYP for two consecutive years.

It remains in improvement, continues into “corrective action,” and then “restructuring” status, until it makes AYP for two consecutive years.


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Two or more consecutive years “in need of improvement” students with Title I, Part A FundsChoice - vs. - SES

Eligible students may receive Choice

OR

Supplemental Educational Services

But Not Both


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What can LEAs do prior to assessment results? students with Title I, Part A Funds

  • Review your current Choice options for students and determine if additional options are necessary to fulfill NCLB requirements

  • Begin work on a student prioritization plan

  • Begin work on a communications plan

  • Begin work on a transportation plan

  • Define Options


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Choice Options students with Title I, Part A FundsReview you current choice plan


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Current Choice Plan Modification students with Title I, Part A Funds

“An LEA may choose to introduce or expand programs that allow open enrollment, which may then be modified to accommodate students who will be eligible to transfer if their school is identified for improvement.”

USDOE Non-Regulatory Guidance – Draft February 6, 2004


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Current Choice in Florida students with Title I, Part A Funds

In education, Florida has a history of breaking the mold and doing what’s right for our students and their families. Districts in Florida, through controlled choice, voluntary choice and targeted student choice programs; lead the nation in providing families quality choice options.


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Review Current Choice Plan students with Title I, Part A Funds

Carefully review your LEA’s choice plan, and, in particular, its provision for meeting the needs of the lowest achieving children from low-income families and that these families have been informed of and given priority to take advantage of genuine school choice options.


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Review Current Choice Plan students with Title I, Part A Funds

Federal Desegregation

If an LEA is subject to a desegregation plan, whether that plan is voluntary, court-ordered, or required by a Federal agency, the school district is not exempt from offering students the option to transfer.

The school district may take into account the requirements of the plan in determining how to implement the choice option.


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Review Current Choice Options Offered to Priority Students students with Title I, Part A Funds

  • Controlled Open Enrollment

  • Voluntary Choice Programs

  • Magnet schools, alternative schools, special programs, advanced placement, dual enrollment

  • Charter Schools


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Review Current Choice Options Offered to Priority Students students with Title I, Part A Funds

  • Charter Technical Career Centers

  • Florida Virtual School

  • Opportunity Scholarship Program

  • John M. McKay Scholarships

  • Corporate Scholarships

  • Private Tutoring


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Choice Best Practices students with Title I, Part A Funds

Lee: Zoned Choice where each zone offers the same choice programs

Okaloosa: A franchise arrangement with Virtual School, thereby providing this option to all students in all schools but priority given to disadvantaged students

Flagler: Comprehensive shuttle system, students are transported to home schools and then transfer to a shuttle bus to school of choice

Seminole: Expanded transportation services to enable Choice students to participate in before- and after-school programs


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Mentor Voluntary Choice LEAs Looking for a Mentee LEA: students with Title I, Part A Funds

  • Brevard

  • Duval

  • Flagler

  • Hillsborough

    Working with one of these districts to implement a Voluntary Choice Program includes funding of $50,000


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Key Principles for Quality Choice students with Title I, Part A Funds

  • Choice is an important opportunity for parents and children.

  • Choice is an important component of the overall LEA educational improvement plan.

  • An overriding goal is to provide students with access to quality instruction.

  • Communication with parents is timely and thorough.

  • Information on choices is provided to parents and students in a format that is easy to understand, and in a language the parent understands.

  • Real choice means giving parents more than one option from which to choose.


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NCLB Choice students with Title I, Part A Funds

  • Choice for all students attending schools that have been identified as “in need of improvement”

  • Schools in first year “in need of improvement” status must provide meaningful Choice options

  • Amount equal to 20% of the LEA’s Title I allocation must be set aside to fulfill this

  • This includes ALL students

    *Note: targeted assistance and school wide


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NCLB Choice students with Title I, Part A Funds

For schools in second year “in need of improvement” status:

  • Choice with transportation or SES

  • An amount equal to 20% of LEA’s Title I allocation set aside to fulfill this:

    5% SES

    5% Transportation

    10% one or combination of both

  • Priority to lowest performing students


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What is meaningful choice? students with Title I, Part A Funds

  • No less than a choice of two schools

  • LEA may choose to offer school choice with transportation, and additional school choice without transportation – as long as the school choice without transportation does not unfairly exclude the lowest achieving children from low-income families


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FLDOE Responsibilities to LEAs students with Title I, Part A Funds

The DOE must provide to each LEA in a timely manner:

  • student assessment results

  • lists of schools identified as in need of improvement

    Allowing the LEA, before the new school year:

  • to identify those schools whose students may transfer; and

  • to inform parents that they may choose a different school for their child.


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LEA Responsibilities students with Title I, Part A Funds

  • The LEA, not later than the first day of school provides students with the option to transfer to another public school, which may include a public charter school, that has not been identified as “in need of improvement” [Section 1116(b)(1)(E)].

  • The LEA shall give priority to the lowest achieving children from low-income families.


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FLDOE Responsibilities to USDOE students with Title I, Part A Funds

The Florida Department of Education must include, in their annual NCLB Consolidated Report information on :

  • the number of schools that offer choice under the Title I provision; and

  • the number of students who exercise the options to change schools [Section 1111(h)(4)(F)].


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FLDOE Data Collection students with Title I, Part A Funds

The Florida Department of Education will create a new MIS data element to track students that have taken advantage of this choice option.

  • The data element will be collected each time a student enrolls in a school.

  • The system will begin in the 2004-2005 school year.


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Choice ?s students with Title I, Part A Funds

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Student Prioritization students with Title I, Part A FundsBegin work on a student prioritization plan


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What does it mean to “give priority to the lowest-achieving children from low-income families”?

  • In implementing this option to transfer, however, there may be circumstances in which the LEA needs to give priority to the lowest-achieving children from low-income families [Section 1116(b)(1)(E)(ii)].

  • The LEA must give ALL students in a school identified as in need of improvement the opportunity to transfer to another public school.


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Giving priority to the lowest-achieving children from low-income families

  • If not all students may attend their first choice of schools, an LEA would give first priority in assigning space to the low-achieving low-income students.

  • If an LEA does not have sufficient funding to provide transportation to all students who wish to transfer, an LEA would give first priority in assigning space to the low-achieving low-income students.


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How does an LEA determine which students are from “low-income families”?

The law requires that LEAs make this determination using the same data that they use in allocating Title I funds to schools [Section 1116(e)(12)(A)].


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How does an LEA determine which students are “lowest achieving”?

LEAs have flexibility in determining which students from low-income families are lowest achieving and thus must be given priority for public school choice.

Ideas:

  • Rank-ordering based on FCAT achievement levels in reading and/or mathematics

  • FCAT Cut-off scores

  • Level 1


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Student Prioritization achieving”?

When defining your LEA student prioritization plan it is imperative that the priority for Choice opportunity is equal for all students and communities in the LEA.


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What about students not yet “enrolled”? achieving”?

Students planning to enter a school for the first time, such as:

  • entering kindergartners;

  • students moving from elementary to middle school; or

  • those who have just moved into the school attendance area

    should have the same opportunity to exercise choice as students previously enrolled in a school.


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Student Prioritization ?s achieving”?

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Communication achieving”?Begin Work on a Communications Plan


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Communication to Parents achieving”?

An LEA shall promptly provide to a parent or parents (in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand) of each student enrolled in a school identified for school improvement an explanation including:

  • what the identification means;


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Communication to Parents achieving”?

  • the reasons for the identification;

  • what the school identified is doing to address the problem;

  • what the LEA is doing to help the school address the achievement problem;

  • how the parent can become involved in addressing these issues; and

  • the parent’s option to transfer their child.


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Communication to Parents achieving”?

  • The LEA should also include an explanation of why the choices made available to parents may have been limited.

  • Additional information should be presented in an unbiased manner that does not seek to dissuade parents from exercising their opportunity to choose a new school.


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Communications to Parents achieving”?

Communications should include multiple delivery systems:

  • Mailing notices

  • Newspapers

  • Posters

  • Internet

  • Local television and radio

  • Community centers and organizations


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Communication to Parents achieving”?

  • The LEA should work with parents to ensure they have ample information and time to take advantage of the opportunity to choose a different public school or program for their child.

  • Policies should not impede parents’ opportunities to exercise choice options.


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Procedures for enabling parents to communicate their choice achieving”?

  • Parents should be able to communicate their choices in a variety of ways:

    • Standard mail

    • Email

    • Fax

    • Intranet

    • In person

  • The LEA should confirm with parents that it has received their communication regarding choice.


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Choice Best achieving”?Communications Practices

Leon: Choice Brochures provided to all local day care centers; billboards strategically located in hard to reach neighborhoods

Manatee: Partnership with Title I’s Family Involvement Team and bi-lingual staff to assist with communication with parents

Palm Beach: Community Volunteers and Business Partners are provided materials and technical assistance concerning choice for use as they work with schools and students


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Communication ?s achieving”?

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Transportation achieving”? Begin work on a transportation plan


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School Choice Transportation: achieving”?LEA Successes

Pinellas: implemented a full scale school choice program in 2003-04. There is one countywide choice zone for high schools, three geographic zones for middle school, and four zones for elementary school. Each parent has approximately four school options to choose from within their zone of residence.

Miami-Dade: offers all of the legislatively authorized types of choice programs to varying degrees.


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Transportation Plan achieving”?How to Start –What do we already know?

LEA transportation and Title I folks work together to determine:

  • the total of amount of funds set-aside and the fund sources (20% of LEA Title I Allocation)

  • the location of schools that are probable choice options; and

  • the location of schools most likely to be “in need of improvement.”


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Transportation Plan achieving”?What do we already know?

  • Student transportation options

  • Current transportation routes

  • Number of students in Title I schools (those currently transported and those not transported previously)

  • Approximate cost per pupil to be transported certain distances within the LEA

  • School time schedules


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Calculating Per Pupil Cost achieving”?

  • Choice: LEA pays for the costs of transportation associated with the provision of choice (up to an amount equal to 20% of the LEA Title I Part Allocation)

  • SES: LEA pays the lesser of:

    • actual costs, or

    • amount of the LEA’s Title I allocation* divided by the number of poverty children (based on the latest census data)

      *Prior to any reservations (administration, set asides, etc.)


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How long must students be allowed to attend the school of their choice?

If an eligible student exercises the option to transfer to another public school, and LEA must permit the student to remain in the 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 home school is no longer identified for school improvement.[34 CF.R. Section 200.44(g)]


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School Transportation: Options their choice?

May an LEA establish transportation zones within an LEA based on the geographic location of schools?

Yes, an LEA has latitude in deciding which options to provide for eligible students.

  • For example, it might establish transportation zones based upon geographic location and fully fund transportation to different schools within a zone.

  • This option would allow the district to offer more than one choice of school while ensuring that transportation can be reasonably provided or arranged.


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School Transportation: Options their choice?

  • Outside the transportation zone, the district could decide to pay for only part of the transportation to the school.

  • Parents might select a school outside of their designated attendance zone, but they would be informed prior to making this decision that they may be responsible for providing or arranging transportation for their children.


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School Transportation: Options their choice?

  • If transportation zones are developed, they should be drawn to provide genuine choice and address only issues of geographic distance.

  • LEAs should ensure that there is sufficient capacity to accommodate the demand for choice within each zone.

  • If this cannot be done, students must be given the opportunity to attend schools outside their zone of residence and provided with transportation.


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Transportation ?s their choice?

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Options? their choice?


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A Bit of Perspective their choice?

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No Schools to which students can transfer ???? their choice?

Options to consider (USDOE Non-Regulatory Guidance – Draft February 6, 2004) :

  • Creating new, distinct schools, with separate faculty, on the site of the home school

    Bus the teachers instead of the students, place the highest quality instructors with the highest priority students.


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“Virtual School” their choice?

  • As long as the virtual school is public and has not been identified for school improvement it can be among the schools to which eligible students are offered choice.

  • If the virtual school is not operated by the LEA, the LEA could enter into a cooperative agreement with the school as a choice option.


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No Schools to which students can transfer ???? their choice?

Attractor Programs within the school for priority students only:

  • Rigorous magnet programs

  • Highest quality instructors

  • Looping paired with quality instructors

  • Interdisciplinary teaming

  • Assistance programs: mentor, guidance, health, extended services


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No Schools to which students can transfer ???? their choice?

Options to consider (USDOE Non-Regulatory Guidance – Draft February 6, 2004) :

  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES)

  • Reconfiguring space into new classrooms

  • Expanding space, portable classrooms

  • Redrawing zones

  • Satellite divisions of receiving schools


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No Schools to which students can transfer ???? their choice?

  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) can be offered to all students that would otherwise be offered Choice with transportation but without the regulations of a school that has not made AYP of three consecutive years


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No Schools to which students can transfer ???? their choice?

Options to consider:

  • Encouraging creation of new charter schools

  • Distance learning programs

  • Reshaping long-range renovation plans

  • Modifying school calendars or the school day, in order to expand capacity

  • Enhancing inner-district choice programs


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Options ?s their choice?

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School “in need of improvement” Responsibilities their choice?

Not later than 3 months after being identified develop or revise a 2-year school improvement plan that:

  • Is written in consultations with parents, school staff, the LEA, and outside experts;

  • Incorporates research-based instructional strategies, curriculum programs and professional development;


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School “in need of improvement” Responsibilities their choice?

  • Directly addresses the academic achievement problem that caused the school to be so identified;

  • Establishes annual, measurable objectives for continuous and substantial progress by each group of students that did not meet performance targets for AYP;

  • Describes how written notice about the identification will be provided to parents;


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School “in need of improvement” Responsibilities their choice?

  • Includes strategies to promote effective parental involvement;

  • Incorporates before school, after school, during the summer and during any extension of the school year educational activities; and

  • Incorporates a teacher mentoring program.


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LEA Responsibilities their choice?

  • The LEA within 45 days of receiving a school plan, shall, establish a peer review process to assist with review and work with the schools as necessary to approve the school plan. At the end of this period, after LEA approval, plans will be reviewed by the state.

  • The LEA shall ensure the provision of research-based technical assistance to the school with implementation of the approved plan throughout the plan’s duration.


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Support from the State their choice?

  • The state has provided web-based school improvement plan and district assistance and intervention plan databases to provide a format that will fulfill NCLB requirements.

  • The timeline for submissions is dependent upon the release of statewide AYP data and appeals processes.


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Contact Information their choice?

Public School Choice:

Mary Jane Tappen, Bureau of School Improvement

[email protected]

Transportation:

Herman Carter, School

[email protected]

No Child Left Behind:

Lou Marsh, Bureau of Grants Management

[email protected]

Title I Program Implementation & Project Application:

Lisa C. Saavedra, Bureau of School Safety & School Support

Lisa. [email protected]


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