Grandfathering gives certain students the option of staying at the school they currently attend even if their assignment changes. The following provisions are being proposed under Draft 2 of the Student Enrollment Proposal:
Elementary School and Middle School Students
Students rising to grades 5 and 8 who are affected by this proposal are eligible to grandfather at their current school.
Their siblings will be eligible to grandfather for one year. After one year, siblings will be assigned back to their new base school.
Grandfather requests can be made through the Request for Transfer application period, Feb. 20-March 6. Grandfathered students are considered “transfer students” and, as such, do not receive district transportation. The changes are being proposed because to prevent school crowding and to meet state-mandated class-size reduction for grades K-3.
High School Students (existing school to an existing school)
Students whose assignments are proposed to change from an existing school to an existing school are eligible to grandfather at their current assignment.
Their siblings rising to grade 9 are also eligible to grandfather for as long as the older sibling attends the high school.
Grandfather requests can be made through the Request for Transfer application period, Feb. 20-March 6. Grandfathered students are considered “transfer students” and as such, do not receive district transportation.
High School Students (assigned to South Garner High School)
Students rising to grades 11 and 12 living in the base attendance area of South Garner High cannot attend South Garner High, because it is opening for grades 9 and 10 only. They will remain at their current high school and continue to receive their current level of transportation.
Their siblings rising to grades 9 and 10 are eligible to grandfather to their sibling’s current high school. They will receive transportation for as long as their older sibling attends that school.
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