Important info from School Board Chairman Ryan Sawyers reveals the stakes around the May 6 Board of County Supervisors meeting that will decide if funding will support the unanimously-passed 2016-17 School Board budget for educating 88,000 PWCS students. Click for the facts
Public School Choice
In compliance with NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND and Virginia's Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver
On June 29, 2012, Virginia received a waiver of certain No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements. One of the waivers exempts Title I schools currently in improvement status from the obligation to offer Public School Choice (PSC) to its students. However, a student who is already taking advantage of Public School Choice must be allowed to remain at his or her school of choice until he or she completes the highest grade in that school (ESEA section 1116(b)(13)).
Beginning with the 2013-14 school year, bus transportation will not be provided for students remaining in their school of choice. Your child(ren) may remain at their current school of choice, but you must provide transportation to and from school each day. Your other option is to return to your child(ren)’s base school.
Please note that any sibling(s) who transferred to a School of Choice during the 2012-2013 school year, transferred under the regular transfer process according to Regulation 721-1. Parents will need to complete a regular transfer application and follow the guidelines and timelines outlined in the Regulation 721-1.
Please call the Title I Office at 703.791.7248 with any questions you have related to the phase out of Public School Choice.
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