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No Child Left Behind
The Federal government passed the NCLB Act in 2001 and President Bush signed it into law in January 2002. NCLB requires local school districts that receive federal Title I funds to measure and communicate about their students' progress in meeting state-defined learning objectives. NCLB requires that 100 percent of students be "proficient" in reading and mathematics by the 2013-14 school year, but lets individual states set the actual timetable for that improvement.
NCLB also gives parents more flexibility in responding to the performance of their children's schools. For example, parents can ask that their children be transferred to other schools meeting performance standards if their own school hasn't made adequate yearly progress for two consecutive years.
The Major Goals of NCLB are:
- All students are assessed and all schools are accountable for improved student learning and reduction of achievement gaps in student subgroups.
- By 2013-14, all students will be proficient or better in reading and math.
- By 2013-14, all Limited English Proficient (LEP) students will be proficient in English and in reading and math.
- By 2005-06, all students will be instructed by highly qualified teachers and instructional aides.
- All students are educated in safe and drug-free learning environments.
- All students will graduate from high school.
The federal No Child Left Behind Act requires local school districts to provide student information to military recruiters upon recruiters' request. However, parents can refuse permission to their children's school to provide their child's information to military recruiters. Complete the "Opt-Out" form if you do not want District 303 to provide information about your high school student to the military and FAX or MAIL the form to the appropriate high school registrar's office.
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