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No Educator Left Behind:
Funding and School 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.


Will schools in need of improvement lose funds if pupils exercise public school choice or supplemental services options?


The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act provides schools in need of improvement with additional resources and technical assistance in order to improve the academic achievement of all students. While it is possible for a school that experiences a dramatic and sustained decrease in enrollment to lose funds, NCLB ensures that local education agencies may not reduce the Title I allocation for a school identified for corrective action or restructuring by more than 15 percent to make funds available for choice transportation costs or supplemental services.

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