05-12-2015 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #44


Title
Eliminate Boundaries for Choice Programs

Discussion
A proposal to eliminate the boundaries for Choice Programs, specifically, International Baccalaureate, Cambridge and Choice Jr./Sr. High Schools, has been brought forth due to the elimination of corridor transportation for our students.  Boundaries that currently identify residential areas for the purposes of applying to our Choice Programs are no longer needed.  Parents may wish to exercise their parental choice to apply to a school that may be closer to their place of employment rather than their home.  By eliminating these boundaries, parents who are responsible for transporting their children would be able to make a decision based on their family needs.

Recommendation
Approve the elimination of boundaries for Choice Programs beginning with the 2016-2017 application cycle.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 5/12/2015
Consent after Information5/26/2015

Authority for Action
F.S. 1001.42 General Powers and Duties of the School Board

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact

Stephanie Archer, Ext. 395