Title IX - Unsafe School Choice Option & School Safety Choice Option

The Unsafe School Choice Option (USCO) requires that each state receiving NCLB funds implement policies to protect students. USCO is a component of Title IX of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). In Texas, these policies are set and enacted at the campus level and designated the School Safety Choice Option (SSCO). The SSCO ensures students are able to transfer to a safe public school if they:

  • attend a persistently dangerous public school or
  • become victims of a violent criminal offense while in or on the grounds of a public school they attend.


Policy Guidance (PDF, 78 KB)

Determining if a School is Persistently Dangerous (PDF, 32 KB)

Violent Criminal Offenses and Guidance for Victims (PDF, 45 KB)

Current Persistently Dangerous Schools and Watch Lists 

2013-2014 Persistently Dangerous Schools

No Schools Identified

2013-2014 One-Year Watch List

Bronte HS / Bronte ISD, campus number 014901001
New Diana HS / New Diana ISD, campus number 230906001



For additional information, contact:

Division of Federal and State Education Policy
(512) 463-9414

Page last modified on 6/12/2014 04:00:06 PM.