Public School Choice

Click Here!  to learn more about Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Transition Plan for SES & Choice
California State Board of Education Meeting (May 2016)

 

School Choice is no longer provided by our District.  The information below is for historical purpose only.

The No Child Left Behind Act & Parents’ Choices

Under No Child Left Behind and the Elementary, districts shall identify any Title I school that fails, for two consecutive years, to make adequate yearly progress as a program improvement school. School districts must provide parents and children in program improvement schools timely notification of the public school choice and supplemental services options that may be available for their children. School districts must set aside an amount equal to 20 percent of their Title I allocation for supplemental services and transportation for public school choice.

 

Public School Choice

Children in schools identified for program improvement are notified, by the district, of their transfer options to non-program improvement schools in their district.

In providing students the option to transfer, the district shall give priority to the lowest achieving children from low-income families, as determined by the district for purposes of allocating funds to schools.

School Choice enrolls students in their regular day classes in the same manner as it enrolls other students; site specific programs that that run before or after school require a separate application and acceptance.

Transportation for Choice is provided by the district from designated Choice bus stops.

BCSD School Choice Data 2007- Current

California Department of Education-School Test Results

 

Supplemental Educational Services (SES)

Under the No Child Left Behind Act, children from low-income families who attend schools in program improvement for two or more consecutive years are given the opportunity to receive free supplemental services ( SES tutoring) outside the regular school day—from a variety of state-approved providers. Parents have the opportunity to choose the SES company that best meets the needs of their children.

Many types of organizations are eligible to be supplemental service providers, including faith-based organizations, for-profit and non-profit companies, school districts, and other community groups. Each organization must be state approved in order to contract with districts and provide SES tutoring services to students.

 

 

Nondiscrimination Policy

Bakersfield City School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or the District’s Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available by clicking here and/or upon request.