Approved 2019-20 Grandfathering Rules

Grandfathering give students the option of staying at the school they are currently at, but without district transportation.
  • Grandfathering gives certain students the option of staying at the school they currently attend even if their assignment changes. The following provisions have been approved for 2019-20. All eligible students who submit their request by the deadline of Dec. 14 will have their request automatically approved. 

    Calendar Application School Students

    • Any student being assigned to a new calendar application school is eligible to grandfather.
    • Any rising K or rising 6 siblings would be eligible to grandfather if they have an older sibling at the school. They will be able to remain at the school through the exit grade. 
    • Grandfather requests can be made during a special application period Dec. 3-Dec. 14. 
    • Grandfathered students do not receive district transportation. 

     

    Elementary Students

    • Students rising to 5th grade who are affected by this proposal are eligible to grandfather and stay at their current school. 
    • Their siblings will be eligible to grandfather for one year.
    • After one year, siblings will be assigned to their base school.
    • Grandfather requests can be made during a special application period Dec. 3-Dec. 14. 
    • Grandfathered students do not receive district transportation. 

     

    Middle School Students - Existing School to Existing School

    • Students rising into grades 7 and 8 assigned from an existing school to an existing school (i.e. or Reedy Creek Middle to East Cary Middle) are eligible to grandfather.
    • Rising 6th graders are eligible to grandfather if they have an older sibling attending the school. They will be able to stay through the exit grade.
    • Grandfather requests can be made during a special application period Dec. 3-Dec. 14.
    • Grandfathered students do not receive district transportation.

     

    Middle School Students - Existing School to New School (Alston Ridge Middle) 

    • Rising 8th graders can grandfather.
    • Their 7th grade siblings could also grandfather AND stay through the exit grade.
    • Their sixth grade siblings would only be allowed to stay for one year.
    • Grandfather requests can be made during a special application period Dec. 3-Dec. 14. 
    • Grandfathered students do not receive district transportation.


    High School Students - Existing School to Existing School

    • Students whose assignments are proposed to change from an existing school to an existing school (i.e. Heritage High to Millbrook High are eligible to grandfather and remain at their current school.
    • Rising 9th graders are eligible to grandfather if they have an older sibling attending the school. They will be able to stay through the exit grade.
    • Grandfather requests can be made during a special application period Dec. 3-Dec. 14. 
    • Grandfathered students do not receive district transportation.

     

    High School Students Assigned to New School (Green Level High)

    • Students rising to grades 11 and 12 living in the base attendance area of Green Level High cannot attend Green Level High, because it is opening for 9th and 10th only.
    • They will remain at their current high school and continue to receive their current level of transportation.
    • Their siblings rising to 9th and 10th grades are eligible to grandfather with their older sibling and stay at their existing school. Those younger siblings can then remain at the school even after the older sibling graduates.
    • Grandfather requests can be made during a special application period Dec. 3-Dec. 14. 
    • They are eligible to receive transportation only for as long as the older sibling attends that school OR they change addresses, whichever comes first.
     

Submit a Grandfathering Request