Jul 16, 2013 17:23 Course Choice demand exceeds 2,000 slots Course Choice demand exceeds 2,000 slots Capitol news bureau July 16, 2013 Comments Demand for nontraditional public school courses has exceeded the 2,000 available slots, state education officials said Monday. The program, called Course Choice, is a pilot project aimed at offering hard-to-get classes for students through unusual sources, including online firms. The initiative stems from a 2012 state law pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal. The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in June approved the use of $2 million in federal funds from an oil and gas settlement that have aided schools since 1986 to pay for the courses. In a prepared statement, state Superintendent of Education John White said about 500 families will remain on a waiting list, and will be notified if additional spaces or funds surface. Students attending public schools rated C, D or F can take the classes without charge. Those attending schools rated A or B can do so if the course is not offered in their district.