BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The Buffalo School District says more than 2,200 students have asked to be transferred from low-performing schools for the fall.
District officials say Thursday that the students applied for school choice transfers under federal No Child Left Behind legislation. They say students will be given priority by need and offered any available seats in their requested schools.
The district is trying to increase capacity in schools considered to be in good standing with the state in order to fulfill all the transfer requests.
In May, the state ordered the district to take corrective action after finding that the district wasn't in compliance with laws allowing parents to transfer their children out of failing schools. Last year, 165 of 502 transfer requests were granted.