Office of Independent Education & Parental Choice
When you have been notified by the local school district that your child is eligible for the Opportunity Scholarship Program, you may choose one of the following:
- Transfer your child to a higher-performing public school within your school district.
- Transfer your child to a higher-performing public school in another district, as long as space is available.
- Retain your child in the low performing school.
If you have made the choice to transfer your child to a higher-performing public school, contact the school district for a list of available public schools. A school is considered higher performing if it has received a grade of "C" or higher.
If you have made the choice to transfer your child to a higher-performing public school in another district, you are responsible for transportation.
The school district is responsible for transporting your child to a higher-performing public school within your district.
Public School District Responsibilities
In implementing this program, local school districts are responsible for providing several types of information each year, once annual performance grades are available:
- Parental Notification and Choice
Upon receipt of the school grades, the school district is responsible for notifying the parent or guardian of the eligibility of each student enrolled in or assigned to a school that school that has been designated as earning a grade "F" or three consecutive "Ds" as based on the statewide assessments conducted pursuant to s. 1008.22, F.S.The district is responsible for providing school choice information related to student eligibility under the Opportunity Scholarship Program, including offering that student's parent or guardian an opportunity to enroll the student in a public school within the district that has a grade of "C" or higher.
Transportation is provided by the district, if the parent or guardian chooses to enroll the student in a higher-performing public school within the same district. The district is not responsible for providing transportation to a public school in a different district.