Elementary Magnet Schools Opt-Out Procedures
Students who reside in the Charter Oak or Smith attendance zone have the option to request to attend another elementary school on a space available basis. The district currently provides transportation for students who optout of Charter Oak to Webster Hill and for students who opt-out of Smith to Whiting Lane. Depending on the 2017-18 budget, that practice may or may not continue. For all other schools, parents must provide transportation.
Students who reside in the Charter Oak attendance zone will be allowed to opt-out to a school with space available among Braeburn, Duffy, Webster Hill, or Wolcott schools.
Students who reside in the Smith attendance zone will be allowed to opt-out to a school with space available among Aiken, Bugbee, Morley, Norfeldt or Whiting Lane schools.
While parents may request a specific school, the final selection of the school will be at the sole discretion of the superintendent.
Factors that the superintendent, or his/her designee, will consider in the placing of students include:
- Available space in the school/grade level requested.
- Presence of sibling(s) at the opt-out school.
Once the opt-out request has been granted, the student will be able to stay in the new school through the remainder of his/her elementary years as long as the family continues to reside in the Charter Oak/Smith attendance zone.
Magnet School Opt-Out Request Form For 20**-20** School Year
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