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2015–16 Program Improvement School Requirements


Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), when a school is in Program Improvement (PI) both the school and LEA are responsible for implementing certain federal and state requirements. The requirements vary based on the PI year.

Summary of PI Requirements for Schools in PI Years 1 through 5
Five-year chart outlining the requirements for PI schools.

PI Year 1, Newly Identified (DOC; New 26-Feb-2016)
Detailed outline of the requirements and recommendations for newly identified PI Year 1 schools.

PI Year 1, Maintaining PI Status (DOC; New 26-Feb-2016)
Outline of the requirements and recommendations for schools maintaining PI Year 1 status.

PI Year 2, Newly Identified (DOC; New 26-Feb-2016)
Detailed outline of the requirements and recommendations for newly identified PI Year 2 schools.

PI Year 2, Maintaining PI Status (DOC; New 26-Feb-2016)
Outline of the requirements and recommendations for schools maintaining PI Year 2 status.

PI Year 3, Newly Identified (DOC; New 26-Feb-2016)
Detailed outline of the requirements and recommendations for newly identified PI Year 3 schools.

PI Year 3, Maintaining PI Status (DOC; New 26-Feb 2016)
Outline of the requirements and recommendations for schools maintaining PI Year 3 status.

PI Year 3, Corrective Action Protocol (DOC; New 26-Feb 2016)
Six Corrective Action Options for schools in PI Year 3.

PI Year 4, Restructuring (DOC; Updated 26-Feb-2016)
Detailed outline of the requirements and recommendations for PI Year 4 schools.

PI Year 5, Alternative Governance (DOC; Updated 26-Feb-2016)
Detailed outline of the requirements and recommendations for PI Year 5 schools.

School Choice
All PI schools must provide all enrolled students the option to transfer to another public school (school of choice), including a public charter school, that is within the district that is not in PI. The district must provide transportation to students to, and from the school of choice until the home school exits PI.

Supplemental Educational Services
PI schools in Years 2 through 5 must provide supplemental educational services, or free tutoring, to low-income students enrolled in the school.

Questions: District Innovation & Improvement Office | DIIO@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0836 
Last Reviewed: Friday, April 29, 2016
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