6200 STUDENT ASSIGNMENT 6200
The Board of Education' goals for the student assignment process include:
Maintaining stable student
populations that consider proximity to home in each
Each student enrolled in the Wake County Public School System shall be assigned to a school of his or her grade level considering the attendance area in which that student' parents or court-appointed custodian is domiciled and the student resides. Exceptions will be made as necessary to limit enrollment of a school due to overcrowding or for special programmatic reasons such as the need for special education services or alternative school programs. Opportunities will be provided for high quality year round and magnet schools as viable options for families. Additional options could include vocational and alternative schools.
Student assignment plans will be based on the following factors:
Assignments should be made with consideration of proximity to residence. No student should be required to travel more than the maximum time established by Board Policy 7125.
Students may apply for a school other than their base assignment. This includes calendar options and magnet programs. Enrollment may be limited based on availability.
Students should remain assigned to a school at each level (Elementary, Middle & High) unless a new school is opened, availability becomes a factor or a request for transfer is initiated by the student' parent of legal guardian. A student' assignment will be grandfathered at their request subject to Board Policy 6203-Tranfer of School Assignment.
Student assignment should seek optimal utilization of each school' capacity.
Student assignment should adhere to K-5, 6-8, 9-12 grade organization whenever possible with consideration given to logical feeder patterns within communities.
The student assignment plan should include the system-wide objectives of the Magnet Program.
Assignments should accommodate students with higher needs, including those identified as being Limited English Proficient (LEP) or requiring services from Special Education programs.
1. Board policy regarding special education services is specified in Board Policy 6222.
2. Long-range capacity is defined as the capacity of the permanent building(s) plus the capacity of the optimal number of mobile or modular classrooms for the campus.
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