The Board permits students to apply for attendance at their school of choice based upon criteria established by the school administration.  Applications are accepted each year during the first two weeks of April only.  The specific criteria are consistent with State law and include application procedures, including deadlines for application and notification to students and principals of alternative schools, when a student’s application is accepted or rejected (if applicable).  Only students wishing to attend a school other than their assigned school need apply.

    Procedures for admitting applicants to other schools include but are not limited to:

    1. establishing capacity limits by grade level, school building and educational program;
    2. requiring that students enrolled in a school building or living in the attendance area of the school building established by the Board be given preference over applicants and
    3. ensuring that an appropriate racial balance is maintained in the schools.


    Intradistrict Open Enrollment Board Regulations


    1. Parents requesting to have their children attend a school other than their home school in the District for the next school year must submit an application.
    2. Applicants shall be considered according to the receipt of their applications on a first-come, first-served basis with regard to available space and student enrollment; however, students enrolled or living in the attendance area of a school building shall be given preference over applicants.
    3. Applicants may be rejected for one or more of the following reasons, as provided by Section 3313.97 of the Ohio Revised Code:
      1. if grade level course capacity reaches reasonably accepted limitations;
        1. These limitations shall take into consideration the special education students being mainstreamed into regular classrooms.
        2. Administration reserves the right to add or reduce classrooms as dictated by enrollment and educational program.
      2. if a student enrolled or living in the attendance area of a school building would have to be displaced and/or
      3. if a student has been suspended or expelled for 10 or more consecutive days during the school year in which the application has been made.
    4. To maintain continuity of programs and prevent displacement of other students from their assigned school, students will remain in the new school for a minimum of one school year, except in extraordinary circumstances.
    5. Parents shall be notified by the attendance secretary/Superintendent’s designee of the application acceptance or rejection by July 15 of each calendar year.
    6. Transportation of students in grades K-eight transferred at parental request shall be the sole responsibility of their parents/guardians.
    7. Students receiving special education services will continue to be assigned to schools where the services specified in the student's individualized education program are available.
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