Presentation on theme: "No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Public School Choice The School District Of Palm Beach County May 2011."— Presentation transcript:
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Public School Choice The School District Of Palm Beach County May 2011
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) AYP determines which Title I schools and students are eligible for NCLB Public School Choice.
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Measures progress of all students in reading, math, and writing Measures graduation rates for high schools Requires schools to receive a Florida grade of “C” or better If the school does not make AYP in all areas and all subgroups, consequences are applied
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) NCLB requires all schools to measure Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) ALL public schools receive AYP Scores 1.Non-Title I Schools 2.Title I Schools 3.Charter Schools AYP measures progress of students in nine subgroups
Nine Subgroups Total Students White Black Hispanic Asian American Indian Economically Disadvantaged Limited English Proficient (ELL) Students with Disabilities (SWD)
To Make AYP School must receive grade of “C” or better AND 95% of each subgroup must be tested AND Each subgroup must meet “other” indicators (writing proficiency and graduation rates) AND Each subgroup must meet the set proficiency targets in reading and math
No Adequate Yearly Progress (NAYP) Although ALL schools receive an AYP status only a Title I school may be identified as a “School in Need of Improvement” (SINI) After two consecutive years of not meeting AYP, the school is identified as a “School in Need of Improvement” (SINI)
What Happens if a School Is Identified as SINI? What Happens if a School Is Identified as SINI?
Consequences of Not Making Adequate Yearly Progress (NAYP) NCLB mandates consequences The District must follow NCLB The State monitors the District to ensure we comply with NLCB requirements
Consequences of Not Making Adequate Yearly Progress (NAYP) NAYP Year One - on watch Revise School Improvement Plan with emphasis on subgroups that did not make AYP
Consequences of Not Making Adequate Yearly Progress (NAYP) NAYP Year Two – SINI 1 - offer Supplemental Education Services Revise School Improvement Plan 10% of funds set aside for professional development NAYP Year Three – SINI 2 - Continue Year Two consequences and add NCLB Public School Choice (the option to transfer to another school)
NAYP Year Four - SINI 3 - continue Year Three consequences and add Corrective Action. District must develop the Corrective Action Plan, including at least one of the following: Institute a new curriculum Decrease school management authority Appoint an outside expert Extend school year or day Replace the principal or other key staff Consequences of Not Making Adequate Yearly Progress (NAYP)
NAYP Year Five – SINI 4 –District begins Planning for Restructuring by choosing one of the following: Reopen as a charter school Replace school staff, may include the principal Contract with private management State of Florida can take over of school Any other major restructuring of school governance Consequences of Not Making Adequate Yearly Progress (NAYP)
NAYP Year Six+ – SINI 5+ – The Restructuring Plan is implemented Consequences of Not Making Adequate Yearly Progress (NAYP)
How does the NCLB Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Program work? How does the NCLB Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Program work?
Supplemental Educational Services (SES) What are Supplemental Educational Services (SES)? The term “Supplemental Educational Services” refers to free tutoring and other extra academic services in reading, math and/or science. This extra help is provided after school, before school or on weekends by private providers.
Supplemental Educational Services (SES) How will I know if my child is eligible to apply for SES? Your child is eligible to apply if he/she: attends a Title I school that did not make AYP for two or more years and qualifies for free or reduced-price meals
Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Will all eligible children receive SES? No. There is a set amount of money for this program. Eligible students will be prioritized with the lowest achieving students receiving first priority for services.
Supplemental Educational Services (SES) How do I select SES for my child? Mark the correct box on the NCLB Public School Choice Application and return the form by the deadline.
Supplemental Educational Services (SES) How do I choose an SES provider? The District will: send you information about each state-approved provider in your area, and will hold “provider fairs” throughout the county so you may meet the providers.
Additional Questions Can my child be assigned to SES and move under School Choice? N o. You can choose only one option. IF YOU CHOOSE SES YOU MAY NOT CHOOSE TO TRANSFER TO ANOTHER SCHOOL.
How does the NCLB Public School Choice Transfer Option work? How does the NCLB Public School Choice Transfer Option work?
Schools hold NCLB Choice Options Meetings, Registrations, and Kindergarten Round Ups May 2 – May 20, 2011 Schools send home Information Packets with Applications By May 6, 2011 Parents return NCLB Choice Options Application to Department of Choice and Career Options June 2, 2011 (last day of school) Department of Choice and Career Options inputs all on-time Applications By June 16, 2011 District sends NCLB School Choice Transfer Assignment in mail (if FCAT scores are in) June 23, 2011 Parents return Transfer Assignment Acceptance July 11, 2011 Important Dates for Parents
Important to Note: Some schools may be mandated to offer Public School Choice after the AYP results are received in the summer. Students in these schools will be notified by mail in the summer if the student becomes eligible. Deadlines will depend on the timing of notification and will be well publicized.
NCLB School Choice FAQs Why are my children eligible for NCLB School Choice? Children are eligible for NCLB Public School Choice when the Title I school they attend (or will attend) has not made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for three consecutive years or longer.
NCLB Public School Choice Transfer (NCLB PSC Transfer) What do I do if I don’t want my child to leave the school they are in now? Your child does not have to transfer to another school. If you wish to have your child remain in the assigned school, you do not have to do anything.
NCLB PSC Transfer Can I choose any school in Palm Beach County? No. It is the District’s responsibility to provide two schools from which you may choose. Under the NCLB Act, school choice is limited to a choice of another public school, including charter schools.
Can all of my children attend the same school? Efforts will be made to keep brothers and sisters in the same school; however, due to prioritization requirement, brothers and sisters may be placed at different schools. NCLB PSC Transfer
How long may my child stay at the new school? Your child may stay at the new school until he or she has completed the highest grade level at that school. It is the District’s expectation that a student will complete any year started at the receiving school. NCLB PSC Transfer
Will my child always be transported to the transfer school? Possibly. However, the District is no longer required to provide transportation: when the school your child transfers from is no longer a SINI school (either by making AYP two years in a row or by becoming a non-Title I school); or if you move within a new school’s boundaries and that school is not Title I or does not offer PSC transfer to the school your child transferred to. NCLB PSC Transfer
Location of Bus Stops – Hubs Tri-Rail and Palm Tran Distance to Receiving Schools – Time on Bus/Time to wake up Activity Buses Transportation Provided Until School: Is No longer Title I Makes AYP Twice Consecutively Or : Student Moves out of Sending School’s Area Attendance/Tardy Policies Apply for Students Transported by Parents In July the Eligibility List is sent to Transportation and Routes are then added/revised (can take 2-3 weeks to route a student) NCLB PSC Transfer – Transportation Information
Helping Parents make an informed decision Questions to consider: ◘ How far is the new school from my home? ◘ How long will my child be on the school bus? ◘ Can my child benefit from FREE TUTORING? ◘ Is my child happy at his/her current school?
For More Information: How can I get additional information about the NCLB Public School Choice Options? Contact Nicole Smith at 432-6336 (PX86336) Visit the Palm Beach County School District’s Federal and State Programs’ Title I website at http://www.palmbeachschools.org/federalprograms