School Improvement

Bucyrus City Schools Public School Choice

Under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), school districts are required, under some circumstances, to provide parents and their children with the option of using public school choice (PSC) or supplemental educational services (SES). These options can be used when a student’s school is a Title I served building that has not demonstrated Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for three years. When this occurs, the school is considered to be in School Improvement Year 2 Status (SI Year2).

The students at the Bucyrus Secondary School are eligible for this assistance because the school did not meet the NCLB goal in Reading and Math on the May 2011 achievement test and therefore did not meet AYP. During the 2010/11 school year the district did not have any students who participated in PCS and SES. The maximum amount the district can spend per student for SES is twelve hundred eighty eight dollars and eighty-six cents. The maximum allowable allocation for PSC / SES is One Hundred Fifteen Thousand, Five Hundred Fifty Six Dollars and ElevenCents.

Under PSC the following options are available:

  • Remain at the current school.
  • Transfer to another school that has made AYP. This is not an option at this time because there are no other middle school buildings in our district. These students are also not able to transfer to another district in our area because no other district has the same building configuration as our Middle school (a building with grades 5-8).

Students eligible for Supplemental Educational Services (SES) are those students from low-income families who attend a Title I served school in School Improvement Year 2 or higher, including corrective action, or restructuring. Priority is given to the lowest achieving eligible students.

More information from the State of Ohio on this can be found here.

Parents will have the opportunity to work with teachers and administrators in the school to identify their children’s needs and how these needs can be met with supplemental outside help in the areas of reading, language arts and math. SES can take place before or after-school and/or on weekends at the providers’ location per parent choice.

To assist parents in selecting an SES provider that best meets their child’s needs, and to assure that these services are aligned with Ohio’s Academic Content Standards, the Ohio Department of Education has developed a list of state-approved providers by school district.

A list of the providers offering tutoring services for the Bucyrus Secondary School students, the locations and special programming is pending upon the availability of the document from the Ohio Department of Education.