Free Transportation Mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act
Why do schools have to offer free transportation to a higher-performing school?Schools that have not met certain requirements under the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) must offer parents choices that may help their children get a better education. For more in-depth information about requirements schools must meet, click here.
The No Child Left Behind Act requires schools to increase test scores by a specified amount. After a certain period of time, if a school fails to increase students' scores, then the school district must offer enrolled students the choice to attend another higher-performing school in the district (if available). The school district must provide free transportation to the other school. However, some districts may only have one school, or may have no other schools that are higher-performing.
Which schools offer free transportation?
Click here to see a list of schools that offers free transportation to a higher-performing school. Contact your school or school district to find out which (if any) higher-performing schools your school offers transportation to.
What other services does No Child Left Behind mandate?
Some schools may also be required to offer their students free tutoring. Check with your school or school district about other choices that may be available under the No Child Left Behind Act.
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