SCHOOL CHOICE

It is the policy of this School District to admit non-resident students under the terms and conditions of the Interdistrict School Choice Law (M.G.L. 76:12B) and under the following local conditions:

1. That by May 1 of every school year, the administration will determine the number of spaces in each school available to choice students.
2. That by June 1 of every school year, if consideration is being given to withdraw from the provisions of the choice law, a public meeting will be held to review this decision.
3. That resident students be given priority placement in any classes or programs within the District.
4. That the selection of non-resident students for admission be in the form of a random drawing when the number of requests exceeds the number of available spaces. This random drawing will take place prior to the last week of the current school year but no later than July 1st.
5. Following this drawing, parents may decide to withdraw their application or remain on a waiting list.
6. Additional applications and subsequent admissions, should space remain available, will be processed at the discretion of the superintendent. Consideration will be given to potential disruptions to the academic environment caused by new students.
7. Any student who is accepted for admission under the provisions of this policy is entitled to remain in the District until graduation from high school except if there is a lack of funding of the program.
8. The School Committee affirms its position that it shall not discriminate in the admission of any child on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, ancestry, athletic performance, physical handicap, special need, academic performance or proficiency in the English language.


SOURCE: MASC
LEGAL REFS.: M.G.L;__76:12B__
BESE Regulations 603 CMR__26:00__
ADOPTED: June 2012
REVISED: December 8, 2015