02.06.09: Districts of Choice Survey
By David Walrath
A legislative office is considering legislation to allow school districts to become “districts of choice.” A district of choice must accept students from other districts up to the district of choice capacity and must establish a lottery for acceptance if more students want to attend the district than there is capacity. Students attending a district of choice do not have to be approved through an interdistrict attendance agreement. The student may attend the district of choice without receiving approval from the district of residence.
If your district would be interested in the option of being a district of choice, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of next week, and I will forward the information to the Legislator’s staff.
SSDA has not adopted a support or oppose position regarding districts of choice. This is to assist interested member districts and a legislative office.