John Glenn School Corporation
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5120 - ASSIGNMENT OF STUDENTS TO SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS WITHIN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT

Article 8, Section 1 of the Indiana Constitution establishes a right to a tuition free education in an Indiana public school district. The Indiana Student Legal Settlement statute, I.C. 20-26-11 establishes which Indiana public school district a student has a right to attend. Attendance at a particular school or program is established by Board Policy 5120 and the administrative guideline that implements this policy.

The Board directs that the assignment of students to schools and programs within the School District be consistent with the effectiveness of the instruction of students and the best use of the Board’s resources.

The Board shall determine periodically the school attendance areas of the Corporation and shall expect the students within each area to attend the school or program so designated.

The Superintendent shall periodically review existing attendance areas and recommend to the Board such changes as may be justified by:

 A.safe student transportation, distance and travel time;

 B.the academic and career interests of students;

 C.financial and administrative efficiency;

 D.the effectiveness of the instructional program or the opportunity to bring together students who would benefit from a curricular component that can only be offered at a single or limited number of sites in the School District.

The Superintendent may assign a student to a school or program other than the school serving the attendance area established by the Board if the exception is consistent with the interests of the student and Board. A decision to assign a student to a school or program other than the school or program that serves the attendance area in which a student resides shall be based upon academic, safety or family considerations and shall not be made solely for participation in extracurricular activities.

Every effort shall be made to continue a student in the elementary school to which s/he is initially assigned.

When consistent with the interests of the students and the Board, students living in the same household shall be assigned to the same school or program.

The principal shall assign students in his/her school to appropriate grades, classes, groups, and programs based on the needs of the students and the Board.

Absent substantial considerations to the contrary, a student shall be permitted to complete their elementary, middle school, junior high, or high school education in the same school.

Article 8, Section 1 Indiana Constitution
I.C. 20-26-5-4(2), (13) and (18)
I.C. 20-26-11
Parents Involved in Community Schools v Seattle, 551 U.S. 701 (2007)

Revised 5/21/13

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