Title I schools that do not make AYP for two consecutive years are identified as a School In Need of Improvement.
In year one of School Improvement, the school must develop an improvement plan and offer school choice.
In year two, the school must offer Supplemental Educational Services (SES) in addition to school choice.
In year three, the school district must implement one or more of a list of corrective actions. A restructuring plan is developed when the school or district has not made AYP for a total of 5 consecutive years.
Public School Choice
* NOTICE for School Year 2015 * and until further notice
ISBE received a waiver from NCLB choice provisions. Therefore, there will be no choice requirements for the 2014-15 school year and until further notice.
1116(b)(13), which requires LEA to permit a child who has previously transferred to remain in the choice school through the highest grade in the school, is not waived. However, the district is no longer obligated to pay for choice transportation. An LEA may continue to use Title I, Part A funds to provide choice-related transportation for students as long as the students continue to be enrolled in the school of choice.”
Supplemental Educational Services
ISBE received a waiver from NCLB Supplemental Educational Services (SES) provisions. Therefore, there will be no SES requirements beginning with the 2014-15 school year.
The guidance document reflects Illinois and federal law on school restructuring and what must be done to reflect local restructuring planning. It also directs the reader to the Illinois Interactive Report Card
(http://iirc.niu.edu) for a link to the
Illinois e-Plan which contains the suggested School Improvement Plan template with the required component to reflect the restructuring planning summary. Please note the contact information for the Regional Service Providers (RESPROs) in your area which are available for technical assistance.