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Program Improvement School Requirements


Under NCLB, PI schools are responsible for implementing certain federal and state requirements during each year that they are in PI. The requirements vary based on the PI year.

Timeline of Requirements for Schools In PI Years 1 - 5
Five-year chart outlining requirements for PI schools.

PI Years 1 & 2: Newly Identified/Continuing Improvement (DOC)
Detailed outline of requirements and recommendations for newly identified PI schools and schools in continuing improvement.

Presentation on Schools in PI Years 1 & 2 (PDF)
Accessible alternate version of a PowerPoint presentation that provides an additional resource for newly identified PI schools and schools in continuing improvement.

PI Year 3: Schools in Corrective Action (DOC)
Detailed outline of requirements and recommendations for schools in corrective action.

Presentation on Schools in PI Year 3 (PDF)
Accessible alternate version of a PowerPoint presentation that provides an additional resource for schools in corrective action.

PI Years 4 & 5: Restructuring/Alternative Governance (DOC)
Detailed outline of requirements and recommendations for schools in restructuring or alternative governance.

Presentation on Schools in PI Years 4 & 5 (PDF)
Accessible alternate version of a PowerPoint presentation that provides an additional resource for schools in restructuring or alternative governance. 

School Choice
All PI schools must provide all enrolled students the option to transfer to another school within the district that is not PI, with paid transportation.

Supplemental Educational Services
PI schools in Years 2 and above must provide supplemental educational services, or free tutoring, to low-income students enrolled in the school. LEAs, direct-funded charters, and schools that receive Title I, Part A funds face NCLB consequences as PI LEAs and schools for not meeting or exceeding the AYP requirements.

Questions:   District Innovation & Improvement Office | 916-319-0836
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