5110 Elementary Attendance Areas

Resident students shall be assigned to schools on the basis of their place of residence and school boundary lines as established by the Board of Education.

School boundary lines regulating the assignment of students to schools shall be established and changed in the best interests of the total school district enrollment.

In order to balance class size in each grade level across the district, the Superintendent shall designate “flexible attendance areas” that may be used when elementary class sizes are larger than desired. Flexible attendance areas are neighborhoods served by school buses for more than one elementary school. Families with elementary children who move into flexible attendance areas will be assigned by the Superintendent to the school with the smaller class sizes.

Elementary age siblings will be assigned to the same school. Students in the general education program will remain in their assigned school unless their residence changes to a different elementary school attendance area.

Students placed in self-contained special education classes provided by the district shall be enrolled in the school where such classes are located.

No other students shall attend a school outside of his or her normal attendance area without written permission of the Superintendent of Schools. Factors considered for granting permission include the student’s reason for attendance; the welfare of students currently attending the requested school, space availability in the requested school and cost to the district.

If a student’s family moves to another school attendance area within the district, the student may, upon the recommendation of the Building Principal and approval of the Superintendent of schools, complete the year in the present school.

Parents who request and are granted permission to have children attend a district school outside of their assigned attendance area are responsible for transporting their children to and from school.

Adopted March 5, 2013

Reviewed and Adopted November 19, 2019

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