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 

2014-2015 Persistently Dangerous Schools

No Schools Identified

2014-2015 One-Year Watch List

Alpine Middle / Alpine ISD, campus number 022901041
Jones Elementary / Brackett ISD, campus number 136901101
Dalhart Junior High / Dalhart ISD, campus number 056901042
George West Junior High / George West ISD, campus number 149901041
Klein Intermediate / Klein ISD, campus number 101915041
Slocum High / Slocum ISD, campus number 001909001
Stamford High / Stamford ISD, campus number 127906001
Guadalupe Elementary / Victoria ISD, campus number 235902104
Whitewright High / Whitewright ISD, campus number 091910001