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)

NCLB Consolidated Compliance Report

Current Persistently Dangerous Schools and Watch Lists 

2016-2017 Persistently Dangerous Schools

No Schools Identified

2016-2017 One-Year Watch List

Gilbert Gerdes JH / Luling ISD, 028903041

Waelder School / Waelder ISD, 089905102

Louise HS / Louise ISD, 241906001