NCLB - Program Improvement

Welcome to the Twin Rivers USD No Child Left Behind (NCLB) informational page

The No Child Left Behind Act provides education options for many families. This federal law allows parents to choose other public schools or take advantage of free tutoring if their child attends a school that needs improvement. Also, parents can choose another public school if the school their child attends is unsafe. The law also supports the growth of more independent charter schools, funds some services for children in private schools, and provides certain protections for homeschooling parents. Finally, it requires that states and local school districts provide information to help parents make informed educational choices for their child.

Services include:

  • School Choice
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES)
  • Open Enrollment (Romero SBX Legislation)

Program Improvement (PI)

What is PI?
Under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 the state and district are required to review annually the academic progress of federally funded Title I schools and to identify schools in need of improvement. These schools are identified as PI schools after two consecutive years of not making adequate yearly progress (AYP).

However, the California Department of Education (CDE)  will not produce a 2014 AYP for any California school district including Twin Rivers Unified School District. Therefore, the Program Improvement (PI) status for the district will not change and implementation of the PI requirements associated with the  2013 PI status will continue. 

Public School Choice

Public school choice: What right does a parent have to request a transfer to a school that is not in PI?
All parents/guardians of students attending a PI school have the right to request a transfer of their child(ren) to a non-PI school within Twin Rivers USD with district-paid transportation. For parents who select this option, the district will provide transportation to the non-PI school for as long as the home school continues to be identified as a PI school. If the home school exits PI by making AYP for two consecutive years, the student can remain at the school; however, transportation will no longer be district-paid.

 Currently, all Twin Rivers Unified School District schools have been identified as Program Improvement.  Neighboring districts also have schools identified as Program Improvement or do not have the capacity to enroll TRUSD students under Choice.  Therefore, transferring your child through this program is not available this year.

Supplemental Educational Services (SES)

What is SES?
Supplemental Educational Services (SES) are academic assistance or tutoring-type services offered outside of the regular school day by state approved providers. These tutoring services are available, at no cost to families, to students attending schools identified as needing improvement for at least two years.

Click here to learn more about SES

SES and CHOICE Totals

Open Enrollment (Romero SBX Legislation)

Under the Romero SBX Legislation, parents may choose to enroll their student into another school with a higher API score than the one they are currently attending IF:

1. The current school of attendance has been identified as continuously low-performing underSBX5 (Romero)

2. The receiving school has the ability and capacity to enroll them

The TRUSD Schools identified as SBX5 (Romero) and their API scores are highlighted.

TRUSD Open Enrollment Application - RomeroSBX540 Request

Personnel

Cynthia Andrews Director of Special Projects
  • (916) 566-1600 ext. 63350
Joann Springer Administrative Secretary
  • (916) 566-1600 ext. 63352
Mai Xiong Clerk III
  • (916) 566-1600 ext. 50162