Below is part of the text of the new board policy regarding transfers.
Click here to view the proposed policy (Descriptor Code:JBCC) in it's entirety. This policy is "ready for action" and will be voted on at the next board meeting.
F. Children of Full-Time District Employees
Subject to review by the Office of Student Assignment , a student whose custodial parent or legal guardian is a full-time school-based employee of the District may enroll in the school in which the parent or legal guardian is employed, regardless of whether the employee and student reside in this or another school district. Transportation will not be provided by the District. Children of employees who do not reside in the District will not be required to pay tuition.
A student whose custodial parent or legal guardian is a full-time school-based employee at a theme school may enter the lottery to attend the respective theme school, regardless of the student’s residence. The student must comply with the school’s published admissions procedures.
Because of the unique nature of magnet programs, which have special admission criteria and competitive selection processes, children of magnet program employees will be given no special preference in the application or lottery process for admission to the respective magnet program. Students wishing to enroll in the program must follow the published admission procedures and meet the admission criteria for the program. Moreover, because of the special cost to the District in providing magnet programs, these programs are limited to students who reside in the District.
This provision does not apply to pre-K programs.
It still isn't clear to me what the transfer policy is for employees of the central office, Sam Moss Center or other areas, where employees can technically be assigned to a school as part of a cost center, yet not actually spend their day in that school building. I wish the policy for those people was spelled out more clearly.
And the little throwaway line about pre-K is mysterious.
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