34 CFR 200.44 - Public school choice.

§ 200.44 Public school choice.
(a) Requirements.
(1) In the case of a school identified for school improvement under § 200.32, for corrective action under § 200.33, or for restructuring under § 200.34, the LEA must provide all students enrolled in the school with the option to transfer to another public school served by the LEA.
(2) The LEA must offer this option, through the notice required in § 200.37, so that students may transfer in the school year following the school year in which the LEA administered the assessments that resulted in its identification of the school for improvement, corrective action, or restructuring.
(3) The schools to which students may transfer under paragraph (a)(1) of this section—
(i) May not include schools that—
(A) The LEA has identified for improvement under § 200.32, corrective action under § 200.33, or restructuring under § 200.34; or
(B) Are persistently dangerous as determined by the State; and
(ii) May include one or more public charter schools.
(4) If more than one school meets the requirements of paragraph (a)(3) of this section, the LEA must—
(i) Provide to parents of students eligible to transfer under paragraph (a)(1) of this section a choice of more than one such school; and
(ii) Take into account the parents' preferences among the choices offered under paragraph (a)(4)(i) of this section.
(5) The LEA must offer the option to transfer described in this section unless it is prohibited by State law in accordance with paragraph (b) of this section.
(6) Except as described in §§ 200.32(d) and 200.33(c), if a school was in school improvement or subject to corrective action before January 8, 2002, the State must ensure that the LEA provides a public school choice option in accordance with paragraph (a)(1) of this section not later than the first day of the 2002-2003 school year.
(b) Limitation on State law prohibition. An LEA may invoke the State law prohibition on choice described in paragraph (a)(5) of this section only if the State law prohibits choice through restrictions on public school assignments or the transfer of students from one public school to another public school.
(c) Desegregation plans.
(1) If an LEA is subject to a desegregation plan, whether that plan is voluntary, court-ordered, or required by a Federal or State administrative agency, the LEA is not exempt from the requirement in paragraph (a)(1) of this section.
(2) In determining how to provide students with the option to transfer to another school, the LEA may take into account the requirements of the desegregation plan.
(3) If the desegregation plan forbids the LEA from offering the transfer option required under paragraph (a)(1) of this section, the LEA must secure appropriate changes to the plan to permit compliance with paragraph (a)(1) of this section.
(d) Capacity. An LEA may not use lack of capacity to deny students the option to transfer under paragraph (a)(1) of this section.
(e) Priority.
(1) In providing students the option to transfer to another public school in accordance with paragraph (a)(1) of this section, the LEA must give priority to the lowest-achieving students from low-income families.
(2) The LEA must determine family income on the same basis that the LEA uses to make allocations to schools under subpart A of this part.
(f) Status. Any public school to which a student transfers under paragraph (a)(1) of this section must ensure that the student is enrolled in classes and other activities in the school in the same manner as all other students in the school.
(g) Duration of transfer.
(1) If a student exercises the option under paragraph (a)(1) of this section to transfer to another public school, the LEA must permit the student to remain in that school until the student has completed the highest grade in the school.
(2) The LEA's obligation to provide transportation for the student may be limited under the circumstances described in paragraph (i) of this section and in § 200.48.
(h) No eligible schools within an LEA. If all public schools to which a student may transfer within an LEA are identified for school improvement, corrective action, or restructuring, the LEA—
(1) Must, to the extent practicable, establish a cooperative agreement for a transfer with one or more other LEAs in the area; and
(2) May offer supplemental educational services to eligible students under § 200.45 in schools in their first year of school improvement under § 200.39.
(i) Transportation.
(1) If a student exercises the option under paragraph (a)(1) of this section to transfer to another public school, the LEA must, consistent with § 200.48, provide or pay for the student's transportation to the school.
(2) The limitation on funding in § 200.48 applies only to the provision of choice-related transportation, and does not affect in any way the basic obligation to provide an option to transfer as required by paragraph (a) of this section.
(3) The LEA's obligation to provide transportation for the student ends at the end of the school year in which the school from which the student transferred is no longer identified by the LEA for school improvement, corrective action, or restructuring.
(j) Students with disabilities and students covered under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504). For students with disabilities under the IDEA and students covered under Section 504, the public school choice option must provide a free appropriate public education as that term is defined in section 602(8) of the IDEA or 34 CFR 104.33, respectively.
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 6316)
[67 FR 71723, Dec. 2, 2002, as amended at 73 FR 65411, Oct. 29, 2008]

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U.S. Code: Title 20 - EDUCATION

§ 6301 - Statement of purpose

§ 6302 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 6303 - School improvement

§ 6304 - State administration

§ 6311 - State plans

§ 6312 - Local educational agency plans

§ 6313 - Eligible school attendance areas

§ 6314 - Schoolwide programs

§ 6315 - Targeted assistance schools

§ 6316 - Academic assessment and local educational agency and school improvement

§ 6317 - School support and recognition

§ 6318 - Parental involvement

§ 6319 - Qualifications for teachers and paraprofessionals

§ 6320 - Participation of children enrolled in private schools

§ 6321 - Fiscal requirements

§ 6322 - Coordination requirements

§ 6331 - Grants for the outlying areas and the Secretary of the Interior

§ 6332 - Allocations to States

§ 6333 - Basic grants to local educational agencies

§ 6334 - Concentration grants to local educational agencies

§ 6335 - Targeted grants to local educational agencies

§ 6336 - Adequacy of funding of targeted grants to local educational agencies in fiscal years after fiscal year 2001

§ 6337 - Education finance incentive grant program

§ 6338 - Special allocation procedures

§ 6339 - Carryover and waiver

§ 6361 - Purposes

§ 6362 - Formula grants to State educational agencies

§ 6363 - State formula grant applications

§ 6364 - Targeted assistance grants

§ 6365 - External evaluation

§ 6366 - National activities

§ 6367 - Information dissemination

§ 6368 - Definitions

§ 6371 - Purposes; definitions

§ 6372 - Local Early Reading First grants

§ 6373 - Federal administration

§ 6374 - Information dissemination

§ 6375 - Reporting requirements

§ 6376 - Evaluation

§ 6381 - Statement of purpose

§ 6381a - Program authorized

§ 6381b - State educational agency programs

§ 6381c - Uses of funds

§ 6381d - Program elements

§ 6381e - Eligible participants

§ 6381f - Applications

§ 6381g - Award of subgrants

§ 6381h - Evaluation

§ 6381i - Indicators of program quality

§ 6381j - Research

§ 6381k - Construction

§ 6383 - Improving literacy through school libraries

§ 6391 - Program purpose

§ 6392 - Program authorized

§ 6393 - State allocations

§ 6394 - State applications; services

§ 6395 - Secretarial approval; peer review

§ 6396 - Comprehensive needs assessment and service-delivery plan; authorized activities

§ 6397 - Bypass

§ 6398 - Coordination of migrant education activities

§ 6399 - Definitions

§ 6421 - Purpose and program authorization

§ 6422 - Payments for programs under this part

§ 6431 - Eligibility

§ 6432 - Allocation of funds

§ 6433 - State reallocation of funds

§ 6434 - State plan and State agency applications

§ 6435 - Use of funds

§ 6436 - Institution-wide projects

§ 6437 - Three-year programs or projects

§ 6438 - Transition services

§ 6439 - Evaluation; technical assistance; annual model program

§ 6451 - Purpose

§ 6452 - Programs operated by local educational agencies

§ 6453 - Local educational agency applications

§ 6454 - Uses of funds

§ 6455 - Program requirements for correctional facilities receiving funds under this section

§ 6456 - Accountability

§ 6471 - Program evaluations

§ 6472 - Definitions

§ 6491 - Evaluations

§ 6492 - Demonstrations of innovative practices

§ 6493 - Assessment evaluation

§ 6494 - Close Up fellowship program

§ 6511 - Purpose

§ 6512 - Program authorization

§ 6513 - State applications

§ 6514 - State use of funds

§ 6515 - Local applications

§ 6516 - Local use of funds

§ 6517 - Evaluation and reports

§ 6518 - Quality initiatives

§ 6531 - Short title

§ 6532 - Purposes

§ 6533 - Funding distribution rule

§ 6534 - Advanced placement test fee program

§ 6535 - Advanced placement incentive program grants

§ 6536 - Supplement, not supplant

§ 6537 - Definitions

§ 6551 - Short title

§ 6552 - Purpose

§ 6553 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 6555 - National activities

§ 6561 - Definitions

§ 6561a - Program authorized

§ 6561b - Applications

§ 6561c - State reservation

§ 6561d - Strategies and capacity building

§ 6561e - Selection of local educational agencies for subgrants

§ 6561f - Community based organizations

§ 6561g - Technical assistance

§ 6561h - School dropout rate calculation

§ 6561i - Reporting and accountability

§ 6571 - Federal regulations

§ 6572 - Agreements and records

§ 6573 - State administration

§ 6574 - Local educational agency spending audits

§ 6575 - Prohibition against Federal mandates, direction, or control

§ 6576 - Rule of construction on equalized spending

§ 6577 - State report on dropout data

§ 6578 - Regulations for

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    1. 78 FR 79222 - Title I—Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged; Migrant Education Program
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