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ERIC Number: ED494736
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
Unsafe School Choice Option. Non-Regulatory Guidance
US Department of Education
The Unsafe School Choice Option (USCO) (section 9532 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001) requires that each State receiving funds under the ESEA establish and implement a statewide policy requiring that students attending a persistently dangerous public elementary or secondary school, or students who become victims of a violent criminal offense while in or on the grounds of a public school that they attend, be allowed to attend a safe public school. As a condition of receiving ESEA funds, each State must certify in writing to the Secretary that the State is in compliance with these requirements. This guidance highlights some important aspects of USCO, and provides guidance on some provisions that may be useful in administering these requirements. A yearly certification of compliance with the USCO requirements must be received before any ESEA funding for the next fiscal year can be awarded to a State.
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001