6200 STUDENT ASSIGNMENT 6200
The student assignment plan will be developed by balancing, to the extent reasonable, the goals and factors set forth below and will include target ranges, where appropriate, to accomplish these goals and factors:
A) Student Achievement
Student populations at each school will provide an optimal opportunity for academic success for all students. Factors for consideration include:
1. Providing an opportunity for families to select calendar, magnet, and application schools to support an individual student's educational needs;
2. Minimizing high concentrations of low-performing students at each school; and
3. Minimizing high concentrations of students from low income families at each school.
Students will have the opportunity to stay at the same school with their siblings through the exit grade without experiencing involuntary changes in school assignment. However, when reassignments are necessary for the opening of a new school this may not be guaranteed. Factors for consideration include:
1. Providing an opportunity for students to remain at the school which they are attending (stay where you start);
2. Providing an opportunity for siblings to attend the same school at the same time; and
3. Providing an opportunity for year-round track/calendar alignment for siblings.
Base school assignments will be within a reasonable distance of the student's home. Factors for consideration include:
1. Allowing students living within the immediate vicinity of a school, defined by the assignment plan, to attend that school; and
2. Minimizing splitting of neighborhoods when developing base attendance areas.
D) Operational Efficiency
Assignments will optimize the use of school facilities and transportation resources. Factors for consideration include:
1. Minimizing under-enrolled schools;
2. Minimizing overcrowded schools; and
3. Maximizing transportation efficiencies.
Cross Reference: WCPSS Board Policy 6202 School Assignment Plan
Adopted: May 4, 1981
Revised: January 17, 1983
Revised: May 16, 1983
Revised: November 18, 1991
Revised: April 21, 1997
Revised: January 10, 2000
Revised: March 18, 2003
Revised: December 4, 2007
Revised: May 18, 2010
Revised: May 21, 2013