Rising Sun-Ohio County Community School Corporation
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5120 - ASSIGNMENT OF STUDENTS TO SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS WITHIN THE SCHOOL CORPORATION

Article 8, Section 1 of the Indiana Constitution establishes a right to a tuition free education in an Indiana public school corporation. The Indiana Student Legal Settlement statute, I.C. 20-26-11 establishes which Indiana public school corporation 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 Corporation be consistent with the effectiveness of the instruction of students and the best use of the Board’s resources.

The Board shall determine the school attendance areas in the Corporation and the students in each attendance area shall attend the school or program designated by the Board.

When directed by the Board, the Superintendent shall review attendance areas and recommend changes as may be justified by:

 

A.

student safety, 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 Corporation.

A principal shall assign students in a school to grades, classes, groups, and programs based on the needs of the students and the Board.

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)

Adopted 4/10/12

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