ASSIGNMENT OF STUDENTS TO MAGNET SCHOOLS
It shall be the duty of the Superintendent or the Superintendent’s designee to assign students to schools.
The Maple Street Magnet School Assignment will be based on the criteria outlined below. Elementary students from the entire Rochester community are eligible to request the magnet school. The Superintendent will determine the number of students in each class, which will determine the available slots. The kindergarten classroom will have at least 5 students from the former Maple Street School assignment zone. Requests for available slots will be accepted from February 1st. If there are more requests than slots available, then a lottery will be used for any open slots and a waiting list established. The lottery will occur near the end of March each year.
The lottery will select student ID numbers and families will be chosen to attend the magnet school based on the order of the lottery. If a family is applying for the magnet school, each student would have a chance to be selected. The first family member selected would allow entry of all students into the magnet school, if there is room in the grade for that student.
If a student will be enrolled in the magnet school, for the following school year their younger siblings will be enrolled without being included in the lottery. If an older sibling had attended the school, but is not currently enrolled, the student must be part of the lottery.
If a student is offered an available slot before the start of the school year, and decides not to accept the slot, they will be removed from the waiting list. If a slot becomes available during the school year, not accepting the transfer does not remove the student from the waiting list.
The waiting list will continue from year to year, and new requests for attendance will be added to the waiting list, based on the lottery.
Adopted: July 12, 2012
Amended: March 14, 2013