To the greatest extent possible, districts should work with students to ensure that they are not being restricted from taking courses that they wish to take. When there is a conflict, the district should work to accommodate the student’s wishes when possible. One approach might be to consider rotating the pullout time by semester so the student can take an elective for part of the year or consider changing the time of the pullout for part of the year.

Another approach might be to consider a different format for ELD. Can ELD be incorporated into other instruction (push-in or co-teaching)? Note that ELD cannot be scheduled in place of any core content course (math, science, social studies, ELA).