Last-minute NCLB school choice options exist

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 7:46pm

School starts Friday for Metro students. But with No Child Left Behind data having been released just weeks ago, a round of last-minute school choice options are available for some Metro parents.

If a student is enrolled in a Metro school that has failed certain NCLB guidelines — provided that, in some cases, the school also receives federal Title I funding — that student can be transferred to a school that’s in better standing under NCLB.

Families must make decisions quickly, as the deadline for transfer requests is 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28.

If transfer requests are accepted, families will be notified by Sept. 8 and kids start attending their new schools on Monday, Sept. 14. Metro Nashville Public Schools must provide transportation, whether through school buses, city bus passes or mileage reimbursement for parents.

Free tutoring services are available for kids who are able to transfer but who choose to remain at their regularly assigned schools.

The tutoring is provided through Supplemental Education Services (SES), private companies who contract with the school district. Call the district central office or individual schools for more information.

Eligible families should receive letters soon from MNPS. Parents can also check MNPS’ list of affected schools by clicking here. More information can also be obtained by calling 259-INFO.

 

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