Seven MCPS elementary schools held or are holding meetings this month to provide information about enrollment options that may be available to parents if the schools do not meet requirements under the federal No Child Left Behind law, or NCLB.
The meetings began this week and will continue next week. All meetings begin at 7 p.m. The meetings next week are:
- Roscoe Nix Elementary School
- Oak View Elementary School
- Harmony Hills Elementary School
- South Lake Elementary School
Meetings were held this week at Cresthaven Elementary School, Kemp Mill Elementary School and Sargent Shriver Elementary School. Parents who did not attend those meetings should contact the school for more information.
NCLB provides parents with the option to seek enrollment of their child/children in another designated school if their home Title I school has not demonstrated two years of sustained improvement in overall student performance. The schools listed above are awaiting the results of the 2010-2011 Maryland School Assessment (MSA), that are scheduled to be released this summer, to determine if they will be required to provide the School Choice Option for the next school year.
These identified Title I schools did not achieve Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) on the 2009-2010 MSA. If they do not meet the AYP targets in the same content area(s) on the 2010-2011 MSA, the School Choice Option will be offered.
An information packet, including notification about the meetings, has been mailed to parents. The federal Title I School Choice options for each of these Title I schools are listed on the MCPS website.
For additional information, please call Dr. Felicia E. Lanham Tarason, director, Division of Title I Programs, at 301-230-0660.