School open enrollment underway

Sierra Sands Unified School District Board Policy 5116.1, Intradistrict Open Enrollment, provides a window of opportunity May 1-15 each year for parents to request attendance at a school of their choice for the following school year.

Open enrollment requests will be honored at the requested school if there is still capacity at that school after resident students have been accommodated. Students living within a school’s designated attendance boundary are given priority and cannot be displaced by a student requesting a transfer.

Applications are available at all district schools and at the district office (113 Felspar). Completed forms will be accepted until May 15. Enrollment in a school of choice is determined by lot from the eligible applicant pool.

Students attending the school of their choice on either an open enrollment or non-open enrollment transfer not need to submit a new request in order to remain at that school. However a student may be displaced due to excessive enrollment at the requested school.

Story First Published: 2013-05-08