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 

2015-2016 Persistently Dangerous Schools

No Schools Identified

2015-2016 One-Year Watch List

New Boston HS / New Boston ISD, 019905001