OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT REQUEST
Each elementary and middle school has an associated attendance area. Students enrolling into Kindergarten through 8th grade are assigned to a school based on the attendance area in which they live. If a parent/guardian would like their child to attend a different school than the one for the attendance area in which they live, they must request this by submitting an Optional Assignment Request to the Registration Office. A link to the Optional Assignment Request is shown below.
If an optional assignment request is granted, the parent/guardian is responsible for transporting the student to and from the requested school. The District will not provide transportation. Additional conditions on an Optional Assignment request are listed below.
WHEN IS AN OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT REQUEST NEEDED?
There are several situations for which an optional assignment request is needed, as follows:
Family Moves to Different Attendance Area
When a family moves from one attendance area to another within the District, the child will be transferred to the school serving their new attendance area. If the parent/guardian would like the child to remain at the original school, they must file an Optional Assignment Request, asking for the child to remain at the original school for the remainder of the current school year, or for the remaining grades in the original school. Proof of residency at the new address must accompany the request.
Family Moving to Different Attendance Area After School Year Begins
If a family will move from one attendance area to another within the District after the school year begins, and the parent/guardian(s) do not want the child to have to transfer schools when they move, they can file an Optional Assignment Request before the school year starts, asking that the child initially be assigned to the second school. A copy of the sales agreement or lease agreement for the new residence must accompany the request, but the only pages needed are those showing the parties to the sale or lease, the address of the residence, the effective date of the sale or lease, and the signatures of the parties.
If the request is for a home under construction, a letter from the builder verifying the completion date of the home is required.
Parent/Guardian Wants Child to Attend Different School
If, for any reason, a parent/guardian wants the child to attend a school other than the one serving the attendance area in which they live, they must file an Optional Assignment Request.
CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH AN OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT REQUEST
The granting of an optional assignment request is subject to the following conditions:
1. School bus transportation is only provided to the school serving the attendance area in which the student lives. Parent/guardian(s) are responsible for providing transportation to and from the requested school.
2. Once a student is assigned to the requested school, that school becomes the student's assigned school. Consequently, if the parent/guardian wants to have the student attend a different school before the term of the optional assignment is finished, another optional assignment request must be submitted.3. The granting of an optional assignment request is contingent upon "space available" in the requested school. The decision on an optional assignment request that is submitted before the start of the school year may not be made until sometime in August, before the start of school.