Unsafe School Choice PolicyConsolidated Application Unsafe School Choice Policy legal assurances for fiscal year 2013-14.
Unsafe School Choice Policy
The Local Educational Agency assures that it has implemented a policy that allows a student attending a persistently dangerous school, or who becomes a victim of a violent criminal offense while in or on the grounds of a school that the student attends, to attend a safe public elementary or secondary school within the LEA. (20 United States Code §7912 (a)) The opportunity to transfer that must be provided to students attending a persistently dangerous school shall be offered to affected students at least 14 calendar days before the start of the school year. The LEA shall submit on a format to be designated by the California Department of Education the information the State requires to complete annual federal reporting requirements on the number of schools that have been designated "persistently dangerous" in accordance with California State Board of Education policy. (Section 9532, General Provisions, Title IX, PL 107-110; Notice of Final Deadlines for Implementation of the Unsafe School Choice Option, June 16, 2003 Federal Register [Vol. 68, No. 115])