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No Educator Left Behind:
Time Limit for Choice, Services

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.


For how long must school choice and supplemental services be offered?


Students may continue to attend a public school of choice for the duration of the time they would have attended the school in need of improvement, but the school district is no longer required to provide transportation if the student’s original school is no longer identified for improvement, corrective action, or restructuring. A student would continue to receive supplemental services as long as he or she is eligible and the school is identified as in need of improvement.

Read previous questions and answers in our No Educator Left Behind archive.