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

The Unsafe School Choice Option (USCO) in Title IX of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), requires that each state receiving NCLB funds implement policies requiring that (i) students attending a persistently dangerous public school or (ii) students who become victims of a violent criminal offense while in or on the grounds of a public school they attend, be allowed to attend a safe public school.  In Texas, the USCO policies are designated the School Safety Choice Option (SSCO).


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 (014901001)
New Diana HS / New Diana ISD (230906001)


For additional information, contact:

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

Page last modified on 4/2/2014 03:23:03 PM.