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No Educator Left Behind:
Paying for School Choice.

No Educator Left Behind is a series providing answers from the U.S. Department of Education to questions about the federal No Child Left Behind Act and how it will affect educators. If you have a question about No Child Left Behind, send an e-mail to Ellen Delisio, and we will submit your question to the Department of Education.

QUESTION:

How much must districts spend to provide public school choice?

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:

Local education agencies must provide transportation for public school choice, and must use up to 5 percent of their Title I, Part A funds for transportation costs. Also, the school districts must use an additional 10 percent of their Title I, Part A funds for public school choice transportation costs or for supplemental services. Districts also may use funds from the Innovative Programs Block Grant to pay for public school choice transportation costs.

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